LIJIF will continue to establish collaborations with Ministries of Health and other health partners in select countries, including collaborations with CDC Offices within each country. LIJIF is committed to being a leading force in the Growth & Development of Uganda by participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of science-based public health interventions and projects that lead to improved health and economic outcomes for targeted populations, both in Africa and globally. In this project, and as a strategic objective, LIJIF is dedicated to the development and implementation of a plan to train community members, public health workers, select health professionals as well as staff in areas essential to support the purpose and intent of this cooperative agreement(s), create additional treatment centers and provide extended and accessible care to the people of Uganda. As an organization LIJIF will continue to explore appropriate sites for project implementation, which will include common strategic interest and assure that necessary resources are devoted to monitor and evaluate the impact on health systems and on targeted communities or populations.
LIJIF will use appropriate experimental design to collect and analyze data, impact and initiatives including the use of IRB or third party oversight to ensure proper procedure, collection, reporting and design. LIJIF will raise awareness through global presentations, lectures, articles and publications of findings from the Integrated Relief Project. This includes the translation of project evaluation findings into public health practice by disseminating results from the project planning process and project evaluation to collaborative partners worldwide. LIJIF will share expertise and lessons learned with public health policy makers, public health planners, public health practitioners and health professionals within targeted country as well as those from other countries, non-governmental agencies and academic institutions through reporting, publications, lectures, presentations and articles.
LIJIF will ensure that ALL Projects and activities are non-research by participating in development of plans of work” or “protocols” for review by the appropriate Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) of all cooperating institutions participating.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PEPFAR
Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence-based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission;
Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and AIDS related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections, interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB).