Our Partners have shown confidence and support in what we do and have contributed enormously to our success.
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development.
KHC programs that are assisted are: HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC); HIV care and treatment with antiretroviral drugs; TB/HIV management; Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT); Early Infant Diagnosis; Supply Chain Management systems and Health Management Information systems. Support has also been given through training, mentorship, and provision of equipment and supplies.
IDI is able to support these programs through funding from Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and The United States Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This support has enabled KHC to grow and provide ongoing support to clients with HIV/AIDS.
You can find out more about how they are building the health care capacity in Uganda and the region.
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is an independent, not-for-profit community-based organisation. Like Kawempe Home Care, Samaritan was a community pioneer when it was founded in 1980 by a dedicated group of volunteers. At that time, Samaritan was the first hospice to serve the southern half of the US state of New Jersey. Today, Samaritan’s growing Family of Services touches the lives of more than 5,000 people each year.
Samaritan provides KHC with valuable support in many ways:
- Education for many KHC children (and support for local beaders) through the Beads for Education program as well as individual sponsorships from their friends and families.
- Staff development and education using Internet-based, on-demand training developed by Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice and Garden State Infectious Disease Associates.
- Community education and fundraising for hospice/palliative medicine, supplies and other equipment, including a new vehicle for field visits.
- Hosting reciprocal visits of staff and volunteers for education, support and friendship.
Find out more about this wonderful group.
HORIZONT3000 is an Austrian organisation for development cooperation. With the mandate of their member organisations of the catholic development sector, HORIZONT3000 specialise in the monitoring and implementation of projects as well as in the provision of experts in developing countries. Currently HORIZONT3000 assist 150 projects in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and Oceania.
HORIZONT3000 Technical Assistance program was established as a gateway between cultures, and comprises much more than a simple procurement of know-how. The project staff members have qualified professional expertise and practical work experience at their disposal. Before starting their assignments, they also undergo intensive project-specific training and intercultural preparation programs, ensuring the optimal implementation of their expertise in the partner countries. The cooperation between HORIZONT3000 and Kawempe Home Care began in 2011 and the support consists of:
- Technical Assistant for a period of two years.
- Conduct training and exchange meetings.
Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) is a social Justice and law organisation that champions human rights, and gender equality work in the context of health and HIV/AIDs. UGANET envisions a Uganda free from human rights abuses in the context of Health and HIV and Gender. For the past 20 years, UGANET mandate lies on the foundation that the law, legal policies and human rights are critical enablers in influencing the success of HIV, Health and Gender interventions intended to prevent further spread and also mitigate the adverse social impact and suffering caused by HIV and Gender inequality.
UGANET has been taking the lead and actively participating in national discourse on laws and policies that impact on Violence against Women in Uganda. In the same vein, for 5 years, UGANET has been implementing programs in preventing violence against women and providing legal aid to survivors of violence. This has been under the mentorship and capacity strengthening of Raising Voices/CEDOVIP and International Research Center for Women Technical Assistance.
This group has been providing valuable legal aid support to KHC HIV/AIDS clients, many who face discrimination, domestic violence, being forced out of their homes or rental accommodation are just some of the issues they face. This service provides clients with a voice that they otherwise could not have had.
To find out more about the great work that UGANET provides communities go to their website.
Friends 0f Reach Out AIDS Initiative (FORO)
FORO is an independent fundraising organisation that was incorporated in 2007 in the United States of America as a 501(c) (3) not for profit organisation.
Friends of Reach Out (FORO) helps small grassroot organisations grow into sustainable, self-reliant, and well-functioning organisations. It seeks to provide funding for activities where other donor support is not easily obtained, particularly in the following areas; Educational support for young clients and children; Capacity building and further development of staff; income generating activities for clients and their families; and Emergency relief for the absolutely poor.
The support they provide KHC is extremely important. FORO support includes: Psycho Social Support to children with cancer; Human Resources; and Vocational Education skills support through payment of tuition and scholastic materials for clients and young mothers.
This group does amazing work for those who are poor and disadvantaged.
Open Society Institute – Switzerland
This charitable group is part of the Open Society Foundations and it supports KHC through the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa. The Open Society Foundations aims ‘ to work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose Governments are accountable to their citizens.’
This relationship supports KHC’s goal of Advocacy for improved health care and KHC is working with this group to ‘’amplifying the voices of pediatric patients and caregivers to increase the attention of pediatric palliative care while promoting the integration of palliative care into health systems’’.
The ELMA Philanthropies provides philanthropic advisory services to the ELMA Group of Foundations. The ELMA Community Grants Program provides grants, mostly in the form of general support, to child-focused community-based organisations in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Recognising that the community-based organisations often serve children with the greatest developmental and survival needs in areas that governments and large non-governmental organisations do not reach they are providing KHC with general medical care and psychosocial support to vulnerable children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS. To find out more about the wonderful work this group does go to their website.
University Research Co., LLC and USAID Defeat TB (Defeat TB)
This is a five year program (September 18, 2017 – September 17, 2022). The USAID funded project is implemented by URC. The goal of this project is to reduce the burden of TB and contributing to the of United States Government (USG) and World Health Organization’s End TB strategy, to end TB by 2035.
The USAID Defeat TB Project supports the Uganda Ministry of Health and the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to increase tuberculosis (TB) case detection and notification and improve treatment outcomes by strengthening the health systems delivering care with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
KHC is partnering with this project and the focus is on: Increase screening and detection of all forms of TB in infants, children, adolescents, and adults at facility and community levels: Initiate and complete treatment for all patients diagnosed with all forms of TB: Ensure strong community systems to support the continuum of TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, care, and treatment.
To find more about how this project is making a difference go to.