Mission and Vision

The Most At Risk Populations ( MARPs ) Network is a Government initiated Civil Society Organization (CSO) whose purpose is to promote coordinated leadership in HIV prevention among MARPs in Uganda. Regarding vulnerability to HIV infection

Whom we serve

Punitive laws and stigmatising attitudes towards men who have sex with men, sex workers, and people who inject drugs has left this group of key populations susceptible and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

MNL envisions a society free from HIV risks, stigma and discrimination. It currently strives to reach 100% operational efficiency at the MNL Secretariat by 2020 and supports interventions in 45 districts of Uganda.

These are the key populations we serve;

MSM and Gay men

A2017 study found 40% had of MSM and gay menexperienced homophobic abuse and 44.5% had experienced suicidal thoughts

Sex Workers

 A 2013 study of 46 fishing communities found HIV prevalence to be at 22% with no variation between men and women.

Uniformed Personnel

These include UPDF soldiers, Police men and women as well as other security organs.

Fisher folk

Among Ugandan fisherfolk, HIV prevalence (with estimates ranging from 15 to 40 %) is higher than in the general population

People who use and Inject Drugs

In sub-Saharan Africa, people who inject drugs (sometimes referred to as PWID) are highly stigmatised and open to severe discrimination. 

Transgender People

In sub-Saharan Africa, transgender people are highly stigmatised and open to severe discrimination. 

Trucker Drivers

The level of HIV among long distance truck drivers is high because of many opportunities for risky sexual behavior, and because they have limited access to HIV services.

LBQ and other sexual minorities

The level of HIV among long distance truck drivers is high because of many opportunities for risky sexual behavior, and because they have limited access to HIV services.

Mission

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

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Key populations in Uganda-MARPs Network

Vision

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

Our Goal

An HIV Free World

Most At Risk Populations Uganda Ltd adheres to the following values

  • Fairness
  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism
  • Non-discrimination
  • Respect for diversity
  • Transparency and accountability

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To End HIV

A dollar helps us reach a marginalized HIV victim  get them  much needed help

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