Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

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Project Background:

The ICOBI Community PMTCT is a CDC funded five (5) year project, that covers ten districts of South Western Uganda (Bushenyi, Sheema Mitooma, Rubirizi, Buhweju, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Ibanda, Kiruhura and Isingiro) with estimated 2,776,188 (F: 1,434,577, M: 1,341,611) beneficiaries. The project area covers 5,727 villages, 641 parishes and 132 sub-counties in the ten districts of Ankole Region. This project aims at expanding uptake for interventions to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children by using community based strategies under the PEPFAR.

Edutainment. Community PMTCT has educated masses using drama shows

Program Coverage:

The program covers the districts of Bushenyi, Ntugamo, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kiruhuura and Mbarara. By the end of 2012, the program is expected to have reached a population of 2.8 million people.

Target population:

  • Primary : Approximately 120,000 pregnant women and their spouses.
  • Secondary : Members of households affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Tertiary : Community, district and national leaders