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Healthcare Volunteer Uganda

May 2017:
We are proud to announce that "Healthcare Volunteer Uganda" (HVU) is now also one of Sahaya's partner organizations.

To learn more about this organization and the many services in provides in Uganda, click here.

If you live in the USA, contribution for HVU through Sahaya International are tax-deductible.
If you want to make a credit card donation, you can click the "donate now" button below (and indicate HVU in the field "donation in honor or memory of...." so we know your donation is dedicated for HVU). To contribute via check, or to learn about other ways to support HVU, click here.

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From left to right: Sahaya founder Koen Van Rompay, HVU founder Ponny Bukenya, Geri DelaRosa (founder of Sunburst projects), and Mary (Sahaya volunteer)


This is what Healthcare Volunteer Uganda –HVU does:

  • Economic empowerment to the caregivers of the vulnerable children, this is done ine groups of 30 members.
  • HIV/AIDS counseling and testing services. We carry out this activity in two ways; we test girls 15-24 in groups/safe spaces. And another, we do massive HCT – this is not discriminative.
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Services
  • Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) men 15 years and above. We do this activity by mobilizing men using Male champions and refer those in need of the service to partners.
  • Economic empowerment to adolescent girls and young women and men 13-24 years.
  • Camping with a view to addressing Gender related issues associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Education support to the vulnerable children. This is mainly inform of scholastic materials, Lunch, Sanitary wear and school tuition.
  • Provision of apprenticeship and vocational training skills to the most vulnerable children.
  • Provision of food/nutrition support to the vulnerable children and their poverty ridden caregivers.
  • We identify, link, follow up using telephone calls reminder to caregivers of HIV positive children 0-19 yrs: as one way to keep them into care (for retention)
  • Child legal support or  protection

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A few pictures of recent activities of HVU:

Children who received clothing from a donor in the USA.

Children who received clothing from a donor in the USA.

HVU staff after a meeting with caregivers

HVU staff members in front of their office.
HVU staff at a medical camp for HIV counseling and testing
HVU staff in a meeting with a savings group
Ponny and HVU staff with children who just received clothing
Ponny with sponsored children at their home

Ponny and Geri Dela Rosa of Sunburst Projects (USA)

Ponny with Geri Dela Rosa, of Sunburst Projects

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