Mission and Vision

The Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs) Network Limited is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) whose purpose is to promote coordinated leadership in HIV prevention among Key and Priority Populations in Uganda.

Mission

To facilitate coordinated interventions responsive to the needs of key and priority populations in Uganda.

Key populations in Uganda-MARPs Network

Vision

A society free from HIV risks, stigma, and discrimination.

Whom we serve

MNL serves groups of people who have for long been neglected and thus mostly hit by the HIV epidemic.

Poor access to health services, punitive laws and stigmatising attitudes mean that certain groups are more likely to be infected with and spread HIV. These are called Key and Priority Populations (formally called Most-At-Risk Populations).

These are the Key and Priority Populations we serve:

sex workers and HIV in Africa

Sex workers

High risk sexual behaviour, stigma and discrimination, high levels of gender-based violence, and poor access to health are all among the reasons for the high prevalence in this group

MSM and Gay men

In addition to being more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, attitudes towards MSM and Gay men affect their ability to access equitable health services

Fisher folk

HIV prevalence among the fishing communities is estimated to be 3 times higher than the general population.

Truck Drivers

A high degree of mobility and a lack of access to HIV prevention and testing services leaves this group susceptible to HIV.

People who inject and use drugs

Marginalization of PWID can be felt on a governmental level, leaving them out of HIV and health services

LBQ and other sexual minorities

High levels of stigma and discrimination impact these groups’ ability to access equitable health services

Our Goal

An HIV Free World

Most At Risk Populations Network Ltd
adheres to the following values
  • Fairness
  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism
  • Non-discrimination
  • Respect for diversity
  • Transparency and accountability

Join the fight

To End HIV

A dollar helps us reach and support a marginalized HIV victim.  

News and Activities

How close are we to the 2020 HIV target?

“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!”

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