BACKGROUND: UNAIDS in partnership with IAPAC are providing technical support to Kampala City to implement the fast track cities project
Goal and Objectives:
About Fast Track Cities project
Four strategic areas of work namely;
These four areas of work are implemented within six objectives which include;
Fast Track Cities project in Uganda: With funding support from UNAIDS, AMICAALL Uganda Chapter in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA’s five divisions) are implementing activities of the first two objectives of the fast track cities project.
Objectives 1: To Promote leadership, accountability and impact in the HIV response through strengthening critical partnerships, creating an enabling environment, and developing robust implementation plans to optimize HIV service delivery and uptake free from stigma and discrimination.
1.2 Promote leadership and shared accountability for a sustainable response to HIV, TB and STIs
Activity: (i) Engage and orient city leaders on the Kampala Fast-Track Cities Project
Activity: (ii) Support functionality of the Divisional AIDS Committees chaired by the Division Mayors
Convene Quarterly accountability meetings of city and political leaders, partners, private sector and stakeholders to assess progress in the HIV response (Forum for mayors) at Division level
Convene Annual accountability meetings of city and political leaders, partners, private sector and stakeholders to assess progress in the HIV response (Forum for Lord Mayor) at City level
Activity: (iv) Identify champions for specific interventions
Activity: (v) Advocacy campaigns by selected champions on TVs and radios (Sound bites) including message development/ talking points
Support the development and operationalization of a robust and strategic city implementation plan, aligned to national and other strategic plans
Support Division AIDS Committee members to conduct field and supportive supervision visits
1.2(v) Organize advocacy campaigns by City HIV key stakeholder (PLHIV, KPs and Experts) on radios, social media platforms and in communities
13.(iv)Updating of the mobile app by technical assistant bi-annual
Objective 2: Objective 2: Supporting cities to coordinate the collection, analysis and reporting of available strategic information and data on the HIV epidemic and response, and facilitating the use of data to track progress, including on the Fast-Track city dashboards, and to inform the necessary action for fast-tracking the response
2.1 Strengthen the collection, analysis and use of strategic information on the HIV epidemic and response
Activity: (i) Creation of a separate tool to collect KVP data in the City. (Partners to submit the data)
Activity: (ii) Analysing KVP data for the different sectors
2.1(ii) Development of city/ division specific SI related products such as bulletins, score cards and update the division profiles on a quarterly basis
Printing of the developed city/ Division specific SI related products such as bulletins ,score cards and update the division profiles on a quarterly basis
Training the Division and City health teams on the main Key Population data system used by the major partners (in this case focusing on the system used by IDI)
To strengthening PMTCT/EMTCT services targeting 20 ANC/maternity/PNC health units feeding into Naguru hospital maternity unit in Nakawa Division, UNAIDS facilitated AMICAALL to implement the following activities
Activity 1. Support monthly Stipend for mama ambassadors to support in the provision of adequate education.
Activity 2: Conduct Facility Family Support Group Meetings to reduce stigma, consequences and to improve retention, and
Activity 3: Conduct male action group meetings to improve male involvement to improve ANC attendance,
Activity 5: Conducting regular participatory data quality assessments on sampled indicators and map trends of data quality to determine improvement is implemented by a team of data analysts
Activity 4: Conducting mentorship and supportive supervision visits for frontline health workers tailored around ANC uptake,
Activity6: Service quality assessment at PrEP sites to assess competence of Prep Providers on availability of materials on Prep use as well as checking n level of integration services in the main stream interventions and
Activity7: Conduct community PrEP deliveries at PrEP spots and drop in centers to support stigmatized clients, will be rolled out after festive period.
The Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders’ Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL) is an association of African Mayors and other Urban Leaders formed to support sustainable solutions to the HIV and AIDS.