Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM) is a faith-based non-government organization, started in 2001 to curb the further spread of HIV/AIDS in the slum areas of Nakawa Division. ROM has since evolved on her holistic model of care to a national organization providing health care services, psychological and economic support to over 50,000 needy persons in her area of operation.
Given the dynamics of HIV, ROM in 2021 intergrated the treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs); hypertension, diabetes and cervical cancer which has greatly contributed to positive results in HIV treatment and care. In this 2022 Annual Report, we are happy to share with you ROM’s achievements, particularly as we ended our five year Strategic Plam 2018/2022.
The Holistic Model of Change
Motivated by the Holistic Approach, ROM’s programing emphasizes complete change of an individual’s body, mind, family and community. In addition to providing medical care to PLHIV, ROM ensures her beneficiaries live a dignified life, with a positive mindset, thriving in empowered families and communities.
FIGURE: Mind, Spirit, Body
ROM’s Strategic Objectives:
As we come to the end of our five-year Strategic Plan, ROM programming was focused on: i). Scaling and improve the quality of services in order to prolong the quality of life by addressing and mitigating the health effects of HIV and AIDS. ii). Reducing the spread and occurrence of new infections of HIV by 30% in the catchment area by 2022.iii). Providing social and economic support to extremely needy persons affected by HIV.
iv). Strengthening institutional Management and Support Systems and
v). Improving the sustainability of ROM.
To scale up and improve the quality of services to PLWHA in order to prolong their quality of life by addressing and mitigating the health effects of HIV and AIDS.