Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI)

Link Up aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people aged 10-24 living with and affected by HIV.

The project recognizes that young people remain at the centre of the HIV epidemic and they have the power, through their leadership, to help bring an end to AIDS.  However, young people face multiple barriers to contributing to HIV and SRHR policy and programme development processes.

ICOBI received funding from Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), to work with other partners in the Central Uganda districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Luweero, Mukono and Nakasongola to accomplish the following:

  • provide comprehensive education on SRHR;
  • build the skills and knowledge of civil society and local governments to deliver improved services which young people feel safe and comfortable accessing; and
  • promote and protect the needs and rights of young people affected by HIV

 

 

Community Peer Educators pose with ICOBI Board chairperson, Ms Deborah Mwesigye, the Acting ED, Dr. Stephen Asiimwe and the Link Up coordinator, after traing