LINK UP

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In Uganda, Link Up aimed to reach 275,000 young people with integrated SRHR/HIV information and services through community based intervention and public private partnerships at facility level. Link Up was implemented by a consortium that comprises of Community Health Alliance Uganda, CYSRA, ICW East Africa, Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV (UNYPA), Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) and Population Council. CHAU delivered services and information within public health facilities and community based outreaches in the 11 Link Up districts through its implementing partners: NTHIC, ICOBI, MUG, UYDEL, MARPI and FLEP.

The three and half year (2013-2016) Link UP Project achieved its goal and objectives. CHAU working with over 190 service delivery points including public and private health facilities across 12 districts of central and eastern Uganda (Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso, Luwero, Nakasongola, Kayunga, Jinja, Iganga, Kamuli, Mayuge, Namutumba, and Bugiri implemented a Project targeting young people (YP) 10—24 years affected by HIV. The Project sought to achieve better sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for young people and strengthen the capacity of service providers to deliver quality integrated SRHR/HIV services and information.

The targeted key population included YP living with HIV; Young people involved in sex work, young people in transport (truckers, boda bodas/motorcycle riders); fisher folks, slum dwellers, teenage mothers, young men who sex with men (MSM); and other vulnerable young people.