Rod Waddington

AIDSFree Activities in Uganda

  • Health care waste management in Uganda: Health care waste management (HCWM) must be a key component of infection prevention and control (IPC) at health facilities in Uganda. AIDSFree has facilitated a partnership between the Uganda Ministry of Health, district local governments, and private-sector provider Green Label Services Ltd to advance Uganda’s HCWM activities. Through technical assistance, AIDSFree has established a sustainable, final disposal solution in Southwestern Uganda and ensuring that it conforms to governmental environmental standards. Additionally, the project is collecting, transporting, and safely disposing health care waste in the 59 districts supporting voluntary medical circumcision services.
  • PMTCT & Pediatric Treatment Innovative Approaches & Research: PMTCT & pediatric treatment are two of the key investments for countries working toward the 90-90-90 targets. AIDSFree is conducting research in several PEPFAR-priority countries to identify innovative approaches to increase access to treatment and continue to improve the PMTCT Start Free Stay Free AIDSFree outcomes. In Uganda, AIDSFree is researching novel models of ART distribution services that can reduce the barriers to treatment access, improve sustainability, and be fully integrated into ART programs.