Three program areas constitute the current MARPs Network interventions;
The responsiveness of an intervention depends not only on its design but the environment in which it is designed and delivered. Cognizant of the negative effects of KP-related stigma and discrimination on health services uptake, often exacerbated by the harsh socio-politico-legal environment in-country, MARPs Network interventions focus on promoting an enabling environment for KP health service delivery and uptake. MARPs Network recognizes that effective advocacy is dependent on; an empowered citizenry, a strengthened civil society and influencing policy outcomes. Thus, in its advocacy ambit, MARPs Network develops programs to;
Specific interventions include;
MARPs Network’s strength lies in the diversity and expertise of its membership. MARPs Network actively seeks to increase the impact of the Network and its Member Organizations towards improved capacity for a coordinated HIV and AIDS response for KPs in Uganda.
Pivotal to strengthening the Network are two critical aspects:
MN’s strategic approach identifies four elements that are critical for building and sustaining the Network, i.e.
The existence and sustainability of the Secretariat and Network, partly depends on MNS capacity to attract and effectively manage vast resources and programs. The Network thus keenly invests in attracting, motivating and retaining competitive human resources – in right numbers and skill mix; as well as in strengthening the organization systems and structures for effective coordination, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of its programs.