Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 7432
Country/Region: Uganda
Year: 2010
Main Partner: Inter-Religious Council of Uganda
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: FBO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) is an initiative established as a national faith-based Non-governmental Organization and constituted by five religious organizations in Uganda. They are the Catholic Church in Uganda, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, the Church of Uganda, the Uganda Orthodox Church and the Seventh Day Adventist church. However, other religious organizations notably the independent Pentecostal and evangelical churches under the Born Again faith Federation of Uganda work with IRCU to deliver HIV/AIDS programs. Since 2004 IRCU has been receiving funding from the United States Agency for International development (USAID) under the President's Emergency Fund for AIDs Relief (PEPFAR). The IRCU program supports religious communities and institutions to play a greater role in expanding access to and utilization of quality HIV/AIDS, prevention, palliative care and treatment for people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and their families. The program has enhanced attainment of PEPFAR and IRCU goals for HIV prevention, care and treatment.IRCU delivers its programs by providing grants to credible FBOs to deliver services at the community level. Under the program IRCU has built capacity, provided, logistics and has given resources to FBOs in order to enable them deliver quality HIV/AIDS services. The program further strengthens linkages within and between the existing religious, community and service provision networks to enhance easy access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services within the context of public-private partnership. In FY 2010, the overall approach of IRCU will be to strengthen the capacity of FBOs to plan, implement and deliver faculty and community based HIV and AIDS services while building on their existing structures, unique experiences and assets. This approach will be anchored on the following strategies. Service Integration, partnerships and linkages, training in service delivery, system strengthening and working with and strengthening the capacity of communities and families as first line structures for prevention and care. IRCU will use the faith based approach Model (FBM), a five pillar approach that emphasizes belief in God's power and guidance, acquiring and utilizing HIV/AIDS scientific knowledge, using relevant faith teachings and best practices based on the holy scriptures to complement prevention, care and treatment service delivery, use of religious structures and religious leaders and promotion of application of self control skills.

Subpartners Total: $0
Anglican Church (Various Dioceses): NA
Seventh Day Adventists Church: NA
Born Again Faith Federation of Uganda: NA
Catholic Church (Various Dioceses): NA
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council: NA
Uganda Orthodox Church: NA