Despite considerable advances in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in Uganda, noticeably less efforts have been invested towards addressing challenging experiences and longer term support needs of young people living with HIV/AIDS (YPLWHA). The chronic and multifaceted impact of HIV/AIDS transcends the contours of any sole discipline and sector, and hence requires an approach blending medical, social and pedagogical paradigms as well as micro, meso and macrolevel efforts.
This project aims at cultivating a community of practice with academ-ics, practitioners and policy makers working with YPLWHA, to form an interdisciplinary and intersectoral partner-ship in developing expertise and strengthening capacities on supporting quality of life of YPLWHA. These out-comes are valorised through the institutions’ pre-service professionalization of practitioners, the in-service practi-tioners’ support to YPLWHA and their communities, the re-invigoration of policy to accommodate a new genera-tion of youths living with HIV/AIDS as a chronic condition and broad science communication to communities.
Anne-Mie Engelen, Didier Reynaert, Jessica De Maeyer, Dan Magala (Makerere University, Uganda)
John Rubaihayo (Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda)
1/01/2018 - 30/06/2020
Mountains of the Moon University, School of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health (Uganda)
Makerere University, College of Education and External Studies (Uganda)
Makerere University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Uganda)