An estimated 1.2 million children and adults in Uganda are living with HIV or AIDS, 64,000 of whom die annually. Treatment is difficult to access, and young people are left without parents or caregivers. ChildFund’s efforts around HIV and AIDS thus remain an important component of its work in Uganda.
At a national level, ChildFund Uganda’s priority HIV/AIDS interventions focus on behavioral change by providing information, education and services to young people and their communities. Communication campaigns aimed at youth, parents, teachers and community leaders have been developed to promote HIV/AIDS education in schools, facilitate parent-child discussions, work with the media to promote facts and support the creation of performances and discussions in communities through drama and sporting activities.