HIWA Project

HIV/Health Initiatives in Workplaces Activity (HIWA) 

The USAID/Uganda HIV/Health Initiatives in Workplaces Activity (HIWA) is a 5 year program funded by USAID. The program is a national program implemented in 50 districts by World Vision Inc. in partnership with RTI International (RTI), Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG), The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Environmental Conservation Trust (ECOTRUST) and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG).

The overall goal of the Activity is improve the health of 1) the members of the Uganda Police Force (UPF), 2) private security guards (PSG), 3) Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff, and 4) staff in selected hotels affiliated with the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA).

The project objectives are to:-

  • Increase availability and accessibility to comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Health Services
  • Improve quality of HIV/AIDS services and other health services
  • Increase uptake and utilization of HIV/AIDS and other Health Services

TASO’s role in the project is to; Improve quality of Health and HIV/AIDS services and other health services.

The project commenced its operations on 19th June 2015 when the award was given. July to September 2015 quarter involved startup activities such as recruitments, development of project monitoring documents and partnership meeting with the project beneficiary institutions.