Sikiliza Leo Project

Partnership objectives

  1. Provide care for orphans and vulnerable children.
  2. Provide capacity building.
  3. Support local networking.

Sikiliza Leo supports the local population of Mulanda, a village in eastern Uganda. Sikiliza Leo supports the local population of Mulanda, a village in eastern Uganda. Copyright Janssen

What are the health needs and challenges?

The devastating effects that AIDS has had on the productivity and wellbeing of people cannot be overemphasized. AIDS invades every aspect of life - work, home, communities. The population, of Mulanda, Uganda, where Sikiliza Leo is located, is estimated at 50,000 people, The main source of income for its population is subsistence farming and petty trade across the border. HIV prevalence is very high at 19%, severely affecting life in the community.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges:

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and the Community Health Alliance Uganda help the Ugandan NGO Sikiliza Leo to provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children and their families in rural Uganda.

The program has also established two day-care facilities that support over 300 children in Mulanda and Lwala parishes. Psychosocial development, education, nutrition and care are offered to children from 3 to 8 years of age. The program has been recognized by the American Embassy, and a grant has been provided to improve facilities and food.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Johnson & Johnson

Partner(s) Sikiliza Leo

Type of Partner(s) NGOs

Therapeutic Focus Women and Children's Health, Mental and Neurological Disorders, Infectious Diseases

Disease(s) Children's Health, General Health, HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition, Mental Disorders

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Financial Support, Availability of Treatment - Product Donations

Targeted Population(s) Children

Region(s) Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Uganda

Start Date 2003

More information Sikiliza Leo

Completed date 2013