OCE TO SUPPORT  HIV PATIENTS, AND OTHER VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN NTUNGAMO.

 

BY VAN DEGURAS 

NTUNGAMO: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 09, 2021

Wasswa Achillies Kawooya the executive director for Organization for community empowerment –OCE reveals that the organization will work closely with the district for a period of three years in supporting the persons living with HIV and other vulnerable communities especially through mobilizing and supporting them to start up income generating projects.

This was revealed at the media and key stakeholder’s engagement organized by Organization for Community Empowerment (OCE) held at redcross hall in Ntungamo Municipality.

The project will also be implemented in the districts of Lyantonde and Kabale.

Wasswa also revealed that the media play a vital role in supporting the key populations in addressing the barriers hindering them from achieving improved income, access to better health, and dealing with discrimination.

Speaking at the same function, Christopher Nshemereza a principal township officer who represented the chief  Administrative officerc alled for joint efforts towards fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Nshemereza revealed that the fight against HIV will not be a success unless all the stakeholders come together to check the spread and ensure that people living with HIV get quality and friendly health services.

Ntungamo district health educator Twesigye Nesterio says that the district will closely work with the organization to ensure that the vulnerable key populations are supported and helped to get access to health care.

Peace Kaconco a health rights activist in Ntungamo revealed that the intervention by the organization is timely since the situation is challenging having been made worse by the outbreak of COVID-19 that saw many people lose out on their sources of livelihood.

Organization for community empowerment –OCE was founded in 2016 by a group of academics, social scientists, and other individuals.

Established to respond to the causes and effects of mass poverty, poor livelihoods, and diseases like HIV/AIDS, the organization is currently operating in Lyantonde District, Central Uganda.

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