Approaches and Strategies

To achieve its goals and meet the needs of her clients, ASDHI utilizes multiple approaches and strategies which include:

Partnership with other organizations

To extend services to the target communities, ASDHI partners with existing organizations, networks and structures. At the moment, ASDHI is working in partnership with KCCC, Uganda Cares, Tackle Africa UK, The Great Generation UK, and Zzitwe PHA network to mobilize communities for development and provide outreach HIV counseling and testing, treatment services and educational support for OVC.

Use of sports to mobilize communities for HIV and AIDS services

Since sports activities attract people, young and old alike, ASDHI utilizes popular sports such as traditional wrestling, mweso/board game, netball, and football to mobilize and educate fishing communities about for HIV and AIDS.

Community Camping

Since ASDHI targets heterogeneous[1][1], mobile and hard-to-reach populations with different work schedules, to increase access and uptake of services, a team of counselors, medical and social workers  camp in their community for 2-5 days to offer services in a flexible, convenient manner relevant to their context and schedules. Camping enables the team of workers to observe, understand and appreciate the context of the target communities. Community members take advantage of their presence to ask questions about HIV, STDs and other health matters in arelaxed atmosphere in bars, restaurants and at the landing site while disentangling the nets.

Peer education

Individuals in fishing communities’ value, believe, and trust information from people of like minds, socio-economic groups, social networks and sub-ethnic groups. ASDHI identifies peer leaders from such groups and equips them with knowledge, skills and information about AIDS which they use to educate others in bars and lodges, video halls/bibanda, on boats, and at landing sites as they work on nets, sell fish and engage in other activities.

Home visits

ASDHI staff and volunteers undertake home visits to clients living with HIV and on ART or OI treatment to support adherence and provide psychosocial support to the clients and family members.

Referral

Although ASDHI has initiated outreach and some community-based services in the target communities, they cannot reach and satisfy all those that need them. ASDHI has mapped out and approached other service providers such as Nkokonjeru Hospital, St. Francis Health Care Services, Kawolo hospital, Ssi Health Centre III and Bukunja Health Concern to which it refers clients for services.

Mentoring

ASDHI members with a fishing background that have made it in life share their life experiences with children and young people in schools and the community  and encourage them to aspire for a goal in life, network for success and to never be afraid of failure or give up.

Involvement and participation of PHAs

Persons living HIV and AIDS are central to the prevention and control of HIV and promotion access to treatment, disclosure and adherence. ASDHI works with them as key partners that give a human face to AIDS, advocate for change in people’s attitudes towards AIDS and PHAs, assert their right to treatment and fair treatment. PHAs work as expert clients that support their peers to live positively and adhere to treatment.

 

Newsletter

Make sure you dont miss interesting happenings by joining our newsletter program.

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.

Search our site

Contact ASDHI

Kampala Offices:
Plot 99, Ntinda-Kira Road Najjera 1,Ntinda Kampala

  • Contact Tel:
  • +256-772-843071
  • +256-759-843071
  • +256-712-352704

Field Office:
Ssenyi Landing Site - Ssi Sub county

P.O. Box 860, Mukono, Uganda

Login Form