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Organization Contact Information

Name: Africa Youth Leadership Development and Health (AYLDH) Initiative
Street 1: Willis Road, Namirembe Hill
Street 2:
City: Kampala
Post Code: Box 27597
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256772 322103
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Rev
First Name: Evatt
Last Name: Mugarura
Title: Executive Director

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Medard
Last Name: Muhwezi
Title: Director of Programs
Phone: +256 772 345094

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: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Africa Youth Leadership Development and Health Initiative referred as "AYLDH Initiative" is a not -for-profit National Non- Governmental Organization operating in all the regions in Uganda. The major focus of the organization is youth leadership skills development and Community Health including Tuberculosis,HIV/AIDS and Malaria. What has influenced us into TB programs was mainly out of my personal experience. I have lost close relatives to AIDS related TB and have had some of my close family members contract TB from HI/AIDS/TB infected relatives and neighbours. I was especially affected when I lost one of my young brothers that I cared and loved very much and a niece at teenage just in one year!The close relative happened to be one of my children but I have kept the whole issue under confidentiality because the child knew and still knows that the treatment was about pneumonia attack. My wife and I decided to keep it a secret in order not to cause the child stigma. The child has fully recovered from the infection but the treatment was so expensive and stressful to us as well as to the child.In trying to address these challenges TB patients and the need to prevent further spread of this infection, I started an advocacy campaign to reach out to the poor TB infected families as part of community health that is promoted by youth themselves.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: 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:
The Initiative carrying out serious mobilization around TB in the country. This especially so in rural communities where most people go do not go for treatment for fear of being the stigma around TB. Early next year (2012)AYLDH Initiative will implement the Global fund supported DOTS intervention.

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:
AYLDH Initiative has been in advocacy around TB for the last 4 years and now will be involved in the DOTS expansion and enhancement especially to the rural communities.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Provide education on how to avoid this problem but also advocate for improved drugs


Declaration of interests:
I commit to be part of the wider team in an effort to reduce the impact of TB in our communities in Uganda and beyond.

Application date: November 14, 2010
Last updated: July 18, 2014