On 1 April 2016, AFENET was awarded a five year cooperative agreement (CoAg) with the US CDC to strengthen the Uganda Ministry of Health’s capacity to execute its essential public health functions through provision of technical assistance, public health workforce development, and institutional capacity building in the Republic of Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The objectives of the project:
1. Support the national health system to improve HIV programming and implementation of the National Strategic Plan and the National Prevention Strategy
2. Support the Resource Centre to fulfill its mandate of managing all health related data and establishing national data standards
3. Support the development of systems for improving collection, availability and utilization of program data to improve quality of health services at the national and sub-national levels
4. Strengthen quality assurance functions of Ministry of Health, districts and health facilities