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Organization Contact Information

Name: St. Francis Health Care Services
Street 1: Plot No. 26A&26B Dungu Lane Njeru Town Council, Uganda
Street 2:
City: Buikwe
Province: Njeru Town council
Post Code: +256
Country: Uganda
Phone: Tel: +256-43-123249
Organization Email:,
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Ngarambe
Last Name: Faustine
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +256-772409727

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Nyende
Last Name: Ali
Title: Social Welfare Officer
Phone: +256703720967

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
St. Francis Health Care Services is located in Njeru Town Council at the Source of the Nile in Uganda, East Africa is an HIV/AIDS non-government organization established in 1998. Its main purpose was to respond to the growing challenges of HIV/AIDS epidemic through sensitisation and awareness, provision of medical care and psycho-socio support to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

To prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate personal, community impact of AIDS through provision of quality medical care and counselling services to the infected and affected population.

To build and strengthen the capacity of the community in HIV prevention and AIDS care, so as to reduce the spread of HIV and reduce psycho-socio effects brought by the epidemic.

Among other objectives that St. Francis Health Care Services seeks to address include;

i) Prevention of sexual transmission of HIV.

ii) To advocate for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS

iii) To promote children’s rights especially those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic

iv) To promote reproductive health and life skills of young people through education and counselling.

v) To liase with other organizations in the field of HIV/AIDS in the country and beyond.

Since its establishment, the organization has expanded both in service delivery and coverage area.

Although St. Francis Health Care Services was originally established to cover two districts, Jinja and Mukono, it has attracted clients and patients from the surrounding districts in Uganda.

They include Mayuge, Iganga, Bugiri, Kamuli, Busia and Kayunga.

Statistically, St. Francis Health Care Services has registered and attended to over 5000 clients since its inception.

As a result of the increasing numbers, the organization has introduced many programs and activities to strengthen its impact on the target communities, which include holding seminars and workshops, carrying out voluntary counselling and testing, and provision of medi
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Uganda
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
St Francis health care services, handles over 1000 TB case detections and also does treat over 350 TB cases per year.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Given the fact thatthe risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be between 20-37 times greater in people living with HIV than among those without HIV infection. We have decided to incoorporate HIV-TB collaborative activities.
TB is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV and as such TB remains a serious health risk for people living with HIV.

We have also adopted WHO's three I's for HIV/TB Strategy.
Adopting of the Three I's for HIV/TB strategy is intended to reduce the burden of TB among people living with HIV:

* Intensified TB case finding
* Isoniazid preventive therapy, and
* Infection control for TB.


Declaration of interests:
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Application date: October 3, 2009
Last updated: February 2, 2016