Towards an HIV Free Generation in Uganda (TAFU – III)

“TAFU - III Project”

TAFU III – is a community based Programme that aims at addressing the barriers to access of care and treatment for children living with HIV (CLHIV) and to create and strengthen linkages between community structures and health facilities in Ntungamo District.

This community-based program will trace children living with HIV, who are not yet enrolled in health care or have dropped out, refer them to health centres and follow up on them after they are enrolled in care. Through community resource persons and village health teams, and using an integrated approach, we will address the barriers that are hindering children who are living with HIV access to treatment. 3600 children living with HIV will be traced and (re-)enrolled in health care as a result of the program.


In Uganda currently an estimated 96,000 children (0-14 yrs) are living with HIV. Only 63% of these children are on treatment. On top of that many children are lost in the treatment cascade, either before or after enrolling into care. Most interventions are health facility based and do not have the capacity to reach the hard-to-reach children. These children can only be traced in the communities where they are born and cared for. The TAFU III program approach focuses on on strengthening the links between health facilities and community structures, capacitating the community groups, and thus reaching these children.
Only 63% of the estimated 96,000 children (0-14 yrs) who are living with HIV in Uganda, are on treatment.


  1. Families and Communities Empowered – Communities are supportive and families take children to HIV services.
  2. Community Structures Strengthened – Improved coordination between Health Facilities and communities and VHTs and CoRPs.
  3. Improved Coordination and Pediatric Service Delivery – Effectiveness studies and improved service delivery.


Reduction in new infections among children and more children enrolled and retained in treatment.

“TAFU - III Project Gallery”