The Alliance has been operating in Uganda since 2005, first through a Country Office and since 2013 through our Linking Organisation (LO), the Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU). In Uganda, we have an established track record of contributing to national efforts in HIV and sexual and reproductive health through different approaches. With funding from a range of donors including USAID, DFID, DANIDA, EU and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (sub-granted through the Secretariat), CHAU has built a track record of successfully managing and implementing HIV and SRHR programmes targeted at young women, girls, and key population groups including sex workers (SW) and men who have sex with men (MSM).
CHAU, the Alliance Linking Organisation in Uganda is an independent national organisation that works to support community action on HIV in Uganda. CHAU has supported and empowered communities to play a full and effective role in their national HIV response and on other related public health issues, by channeling both financial and technical support and working with them to design and deliver programs to strengthen health systems and to change the social inequalities that shape vulnerability and marginalization.
The Alliance model of capacity building and working through national, independent intermediary organizations has proved an effective mechanism for (1) building the human, organizational and financial capacity of both intermediary and community-based organizations; and (2) bringing programs to scale and having greater impact from community to national level.