Dick Muhwezi, the head of the Grant Management Unit, The AIDS Support Organizations-TASO, says the groups were selected through a rigorous selection exercise involving several stakeholders. The Global Funds grant is managed by TASO and the Health Ministry.
The organisations include Child Aids Fund Uganda for central and south western, African evangelistic Enterprise, Midwestern and western, AIDS Information Centre for West Nile and Northern Uganda.
Kagumu Development Organization will implement activities in upper Lake Kyoga, Friends of Christ Revival Ministry in Karamoja region and Uganda Development and Health Associates in Eastern Busoga.
Dick Muhwezi, the head of the Grant Management Unit, The AIDS Support Organization's-TASO, says the groups were selected through a rigorous selection exercise involving several stakeholders. The grant is managed by TASO and the Health Ministry.
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Muhwezi says each recipient will receive money depending on their planned activities and the number of districts each of them covers. He says TASO delayed to select the beneficiary organisations because of strict guidelines from Global Fund.
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The selected organisations are involved in TB care and treatment, HIV/ Aids prevention programs for adolescents and procurement of health commodities such as condoms.
According to Muhwezi, the selected organisations are now undergoing orientation on how well to implement activities that will make an impact on the reduction of the HIV infection in the country.