In collaboration with Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) and local governments, the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services – North, Lango (USAID RHITES-N, Lango) project aims to increase effective use of sustainable health services in the nine districts of  Lango sub-region in Northern Uganda and develop health systems to sustain these gains. 

The project is funded by PEPFAR through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is led by John Snow, Inc. (JSI) in partnership with Amref Health Africa, Another Option LLC, Doctors with Africa (CUAMM) and The Medical Concierge Group. The project contributes to measurable improvements in key population based national health indicators and focuses on the following key result areas:

  • Increased availability and accessibility of health services
  • Improved health systems for quality services
  • Increased adoption of healthy behaviors

Key project strategies include:

  • Prioritize strengthening of existing structures and systems
  • Access to and strategic use of data at all levels 
  • Community-facility systems strengthening
  • Expanding innovation through integrated services
  • Empowering and engaging the people

The USAID RHITES- N, Lango project awarded a 3 years cost reimbursable sub-grant to JCRC to support:

  • HIV prevention services, specifically:
    • Condom education and provision
    • HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Linkages to care
    • eMTCT / Early Infant Diagnosis Services
    • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) community mobilization, raising awareness of VMMC, referral and linkages for VMMC, and other integrated HIV prevention and health services) in Oyam, Lira, Alebtong and Otuke districts.
  • HIV care and treatment services in Oyam, Lira, Alebtong, and Otuke districts.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and management.

Photos for some of the activities supported by JCRC in the 4 districts of Alebtong, Lira, Otuke and Oyam.