“Stigma and discrimination still has terrible consequences. The very people who are meant to be protecting, supporting and healing people living with HIV often discriminate against the people who should be in their care, denying access to critical HIV services, resulting in more HIV infections and more deaths. It is the responsibility of the state to protect everyone. Human rights are universal—no one is excluded, not sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, transgender people, prisoners or migrants. Bad laws that criminalize HIV transmission, sex work, personal drug use and sexual orientation or hinder access to services must go, and go now!”
We envision a world free of HIV risk, stigma, discrimination
Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs)
Network Limited (MNL) is a Ugandan
not-for-profit organization incorporated in
2008 to facilitate coordinated interventions
responsive to key and priority population
needs in Uganda.
MNL is the only umbrella civil society
organization (CSO) that brings together all
categories of key and priority population
CSOs across Uganda.The
Our impact in the passed 10 years
KP/PP population organizations we have supported
KP beneficiaries reached and served by MARPs.
Ugandan Districts covered so far
Join the fight
There were 52,000 new HIV infections in Uganda in 2016, mainly among adolescents and young people, women and girls, and key populations.
Why key populations?
Key populations accounted for 45% of new HIV infections in 2015 alone.
Due to stigma and criminalization of same-sex relationships, sex work and drug use, KPs have been discriminated in the health sector, with limits access to effective HIV services
HIV doesn’t only kill but it affects the world economically as well.
What we do
The existence and sustainability of the Secretariat and Network, partly depends on MNS capacity to attract and effectively manage vast resources and programs.
- Facilitate collaboration and partnerships,
- Harness the Network’s expertise to provide technical support,
- Facilitate knowledge sharing and best practices and
- Facilitate evidence and accountability for results.
Identify and remove existing legal, social and structural barriers to KP interventions.
empower duty bearers to develop and implement more explicit and inclusive policies and programmes
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News and Events
Although Uganda’s generalized HIV epidemic has a national prevalence of 6.3% among adults as of the UPHIA results 2016, the national HIV prevalence and incidence