The STAR - EAST Program


Project Overview

Strengthening TB and AIDS Response – Eastern Region (STAR-E) is a USAID-funded project in

Uganda implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH’s partners include the Joint

Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), Resources for

Policy Exchange (RPX), and Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH). STAR-E’s mandate is to

support comprehensive HIV & AIDS and TB services in the 12 districts of Eastern Uganda (Budaka,

Bududa, Bukwo, Bulambuli, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Kibuku, Kween, Mbale, Pallisa, and Sironko)

with a total population of 2,513,539.

The objectives of the project are to: -

  • Increase uptake of comprehensive HIV/TB services within supported districts,
  • Strengthen decentralized public and private service delivery systems,
  • Deliver quality HIV/TB services through facilities and communities,
  • Strengthen networks and referral systems, and
  • Increase the demand for comprehensive HIV & AIDS/TB prevention, care, and treatment services.