RAKAI. Dr Michelle Alder, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health service chief, has appreciated Kitovu Mobile’s excellent implementation of the DREAMS Project.
DREAMS stands for: Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids-free, Mentored Safe Women.
It is an ambitious public-private partnership to reduce rates of HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYWs) in the highest HIV burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa like Uganda.
The project conforms to Kitovu Mobile’s Youth Empowerment Programme, a reason why Kitovu Mobile is among the implementing partners of this noble HIV prevention programme.
It runs DREAMS Project safe spaces in Rakai and
Kyotera Districts. The two neighbourhoods were worst hit by HIV/Aids in the early 1980s.
Dr Michelle, who was in company of officials from USAID, Catholic Relief Service-CRC, Rakai Health Science Programme and other DREAMS project implementing partners, had paid a visits at Kagamba Safe Space, in Rakai District, to monitor the progress of DREAMS projects.
A scene of AGYW engaging in various sustainable skills left her amused, hailing Kitovu Mobile for the work well done.
Kagamba safe space has 8,433 AGYWs