Clinic-Community Linkages: Strong collaboration with government and clinic partners, along with close tracking, monitoring and follow up ensured timely response to urgent child protection cases and access to HIV and GBV prevention and response services for children and adolescents.
Mobile Technology Accelerating HIV Coordination and Response: Effective case management requires efficient communication across many actors. In partnership with Uganda cell phone leader, MTN, WEI/Bantwana’s Closed User Group (CUG) innovation scaled up a low-cost, in-service phone network in partnership with MTN Uganda linking more than 3,000 child protection, clinic, education, police, and district actors together to improve their timely response to cases.
“There are many others like me in the [Peer Support] group it is good to talk about our lives together. Sometimes my father comes with me to the facility so we can learn this important information together. Now, he encourages me when I feel bad. If I cannot leave school to pick up my pills, my father does it for me.” -Brian, age 15, Lira District
“When we started the training, I felt weak. I never felt worthy in the community because I saw that everything was done by men. I always felt intimidated when I saw many wrong things happening … I learned to use the power of my voice to protect myself. I can now fight for violence survivors in our community…” - Christine Watera, 20-years-old, No Means No Facilitator, Mbale District
“ Before the parenting program, I used to beat my [two] wives and my children and disappear with money. After my sons persuaded me to join the parenting sessions, I began to realize how I was affecting my family … I learned how much better I could feel solving problems without conflict. Now, we are a model family and I engage other men about how to be a positive role in the home and reduce their children’s risk to violence. -Mafabi Muzambiro, Model Father, Mbale District