In Uganda, community structures include Village health teams (VHTs), networks of People Living with HIV (PLHIV), faith-based organizations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Each of these structures independently offers unique value in connecting people to health services. To ensure effective continuum of response to HIV/AIDS, strong links must exist between service providers and communities to increase the ease and consistence with which people access prevention, care, treatment and support services. There are many community-based services in most places, but often groups don’t know about each other or make formal plans to work together. Community health workers need to find out what services are available and help encourage cooperation between service providers. They should use the existing service directory of CBOs and NGOs in the catchment area to refer clients accordingly. The HIV/AIDS care directory will enable CHWs assess the patient’s needs for community-based services and provide referrals appropriately. The directory will create a networked health service providers web at the community and facility level, able to collaborate more effectively and consistently provide HIV/AIDS care, support and treatment to individuals and families.
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