It is humbling that you have shown interest in our website, you are welcome.
MakSPH-METS Program has had a great initial year because we have been able to reach out to our target Districts as well as develop a good relation with the various stakeholders in the sector. Our high-performance program is equipped with the mission of strengthening health systems in Uganda using innovative capacity building approaches.
What has distinguished METS is our ability to collaborate and work with the relevant partners, Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, Development and Implementing Partners. I am positive that we are yet to achieve even more.
Our success has mainly been engraved in the successful launch of the HIV Case Based Surveillance (CBS) Project in Kabarole District. This project is meant to give Uganda a clear picture of the HIV/AIDS prevalence rates as well as track the number of new individuals linked to care and treatment and know the performance of retention rates. We will be able to track those lost to follow-up during a particular period of time. We have also been able to give technical guidance to all 48 CDC supported Districts, and helped them produce 5-year HIV and AIDS Strategic Plans. It gives me great pride that we have been able to work with the Districts to produce quality HIV and AIDS Bulletins. The amount of work being done by Districts is humbling, more so how they are able to capture this in their Bulletins.
In addition, capacity has been built to manage and implement a decentralized HIV response and scale up of service delivery by way of targeted trainings in Continuous Quality Improvement, M&E systems, Strategic Planning and Viral Load Monitoring; to mention a few. We have also continued to give technical support to CDC supported Implementing Partners to generate and aggregate their data. We run a Monitoring and Evaluation Fellowship program for District Bio-Statisticians and HMIS Focal Persons. We will also be running a leadership and Governance Fellowship for the District Health Teams in due course.
I encourage you to visit our Dashboards created to support the Ministry of Health and Central Public Health Laboratories. These are located under the Resources/Tools on the vertical pane and these provide real time data.
I further encourage you to join our social media platforms for updates and information regarding our milestones and to continue supporting and working with us.
I thank you