Partners' Directory

  Home   Search   Join the Partnership   Login

Contact General Specializations in Countries Contribution to the Global Plan Declaration

View this partner's profile

Organization Contact Information

Name: youths and women in action uganda
Street 1: Busoga Avenue plot 86 off Grant street
Street 2:
City: Bugiri
Province: East africa
Post Code: 122
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256434251535
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Hi
First Name: Isaac
Last Name: Mukubira
Title: Executive director
Phone: +256782899120

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Juliet
Last Name: Kalegere
Title: TB focal person YAWIA-Uganda
Phone: +256701899120

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Youths and Women in Action-Uganda (YAWIA-Uganda) is a Non Government Organisation that was started as a CBO in 2004 and registered in 2007 under the NGO statue of 1989. It was formed after realizing that adolescents and rural women in Uganda lacked adequate knowledge on their own sexuality and reproductive health which puts them at a higher risk of HIV/AIDS, TB, STIs, unwanted pregnancies and early child bearing. YAWIA Uganda is a base for Community Based clinical services (family planning, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HCT, and maternal and child health services) in Bugiri, Namayingo, Abim, Namutumba, Mayuge, Buyende, Amuria, Kaliro, Budaka and Butaleja Districts.
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
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:
Conduct community TB-HIV activities i.e mobilization, screening and testing for TB and HIV, training community based drug supporters, conduct research, follow ups and referrals

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:

TB Care Delivery:
We train community drug distributors as a way of empowering community on CB-DOTS. This is in partnership with the Districts Health offices in our areas of operation. Trained drug distributors pick TB drugs from Health centers and deliver them to patients who can not visit health centers. They also support in counseling clients on drug adherence.

Drug-Resistant TB:
We conduct referrals to Government health facilities, we follow up clients on treatment.

We conduct community based HIV counseling and testing. Clients who are found to be HIV positive and those suspected to have TB even if are negative, are screened and tested for TB. If found reactive, drugs are provided and counseling. TB Clients are used as index clients to provide HIV/TB services to their family members.

Laboratory Strengthening:
We conduct TB, HIV, and other lab services at our static centers in Bugiri, Kaliro and Namayingo districts. We have a plan of stating Lab services at our static sites in all the twelve districts where we operate to support government interventions on strengthening lab services.

New TB Drugs:
We work in collaboration with Districts health offices to distribute drugs to TB patients at community level

Fundamental Research:
We are majorly concerned with causes of drug reactions, we conduct research at community level with government facilities in our area of operation.


Declaration of interests:
YOUTHS AND WOMEN IN ACTION UGANDA (YAWIA-Uganda) is committed to contributing to Stopping TB in the world as it is one of the diseases that puts us at a big problem. We promise to implement what is in our reach to contribute to the global plan of stopping TB in the world.

Application date: April 14, 2010
Last updated: May 16, 2012