Services At MARPI



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HIV Counselling & Testing. ART care. Cervical Cancer Screening


To date we have been able to establish a sex workers clinic with a cohort of over 5000 sex workers attending the clinic regularly and tested for HIV; with an (HIV prevalence of 35%). All the identified positives have been linked to care.

The clinic currently provides ART to over 1500 clients majorly sex workers, MSMs, Transgenders and Drug users.









Services Provided At MARPI


Targeted HIV counselling and testing program

To date we have been able to establish a sex workers clinic with a cohort of over 5000 sex workers attending the clinic regularly and tested for HIV; with an (HIV prevalence of 35%). All the identified positives have been linked to care.

ART care and treatment

The clinic currently provides ART to over 1500 clients majorly sex workers, MSMs, Transgenders and Drug users.

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis

MARPI -Mulago Clinic is one of the few health facilities that have been accredited to provide PrEP for people at substantial risk of HIV. Service provision started on 1st August 2017. It is projected that the site will provide PreP to over 1000 clients by the end of the year.



Cervical Cancer Screening and proctology Program

This program focuses on delivering cervical cancer screening for females and proctological examination for MSMs.

STI screening and treatment

program focussed on screening, treatment and health education promoting early care seeking behaviours, STI prevention and control. We reach over 20000 clients with STI services annually

Condom Program

This program promotes 100% condom use for our target populations. Under this program we distribute 3-5 million condoms annually to target populations including both male and female condoms. We have set up over 250 condom outlets in hot spots and installed over 100 condom dispensers.



Prevention with Positives activities

We have Strengthened referral linkages and collaboration with our partners to ensure that all identified positive clients in our program are linked to care and continue to be supported through our positive health dignity and prevention programs.

Communication for social and individual behavioural change

We have delivered behaviour change messages through small group targeted community dialogues and one to one (individual dialogues). Annually we reach over 12000 individuals with risk reduction and other health related messages.

DIC program:

We have established model “Drop In Centres� –DIC for key populations at MARPI Mulago, Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu regional referral centres and expanding the program. This is one of its type in the country and it is a model that the Ministry is going to using to set DICs in other facilities.



Regional referral Key Populations Hubs Program

This is a Ministry of Health program aimed at scaling friendly key populations interventions in regional referral hospital. It is targeting 13 regional referral hospitals. Working with our partners, CHAU, and TASO we have been able to establish MARPI like friendly services in all regional referral hospitals and Key populations Heavy volume urban Health facilities such as Lira, Arua, Busia, Malaba among other. These hubs will subsequently support lower level scale up.

Harm reduction program for people who use and inject drugs

This program targets people who use and those who inject drugs. Currently we have over 3962 people have been reached by the program through community approaches of which 3856 are Non- IDUs and 106 IDUs. Identified 258 HIV positive among Non IDUs ( positivity 7%) and 25 HIV positive among IDUs (23% HIV positivity)

Sexual Reproductive Health and rights program

Focussed on provision of family planning education, choices, and referral. We also deliberately focus on prevention of unsafe abortion practices and referral for PMTCT. The four prongs of EMTCT are critically addressed in our clients and a number of children of sex workers found positive have been enrolled into care using the family centred approach.



Learning site program:

As a learning site we innovate, pilot and replicate intervention for national level scale up. We have innovated and piloted successfully a MARPI key populations friendly clinic model which is being scaled in the entire country for MARPs. And as such we ran a “Training and Capacity building program� targeting; Health workers, community resource persons, peer educators, CBOs and other civil society organizations. we target. In that regard we have trained over 300 peer educators for sex workers, MSMs and general community, 250 community condom distributors including an FC2 module as part of the training. We have built capacity of health care providers on targeted interventions for MSMs and Sex-workers from IDI, MUJHU, TASO, Baylor, KCCA, Entebbe Grade B, Naguru Teenage Centre, Mbuya Outreach, Kitebi HCIII, Mukono HCIV, Bwaise Health Clinic and Lusaka Life Care among othersear we also ran a joint leadership training program for sex workers with FAHAMU under the-Sex Workers Leadership Institute (SWLI) initiated by Fahamu, with a purpose of developing the leadership of the SW organisations. The SWLI pilot programme targets Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Namibia.