About us

Our aim is:

  1. Medical & educational support
  2. Support for those socially unaware and weak and vulnerable individuals
  3. People living with HIV / AIDS, orphans and the poor.

HIA mission is: „to raise the hope again“,mostly in south-eastern Africa, in Uganda.

Klinika HIA

Together Slovakian o. z. Health Initiatives Association (HIA) & Health Initiatives Association NGO in Uganda run the John Paul II. Children’s HIV/AIDS Clinic in Ugandan city of Buikwe since August 2012.

The aim of this clinic is to provide comprehensive, high-quality health care, especially to children and youths together with their family members affected by HIV (as of December 31, 2017 we have 400 patients).

Children infected by mother-to-child transmission are on the edge of the family and society. Without adequate health care, most of them die before reaching the fifth birthday. Poor health and neglect distinguish them from healthy children. In addition to health care, HIA also provide support for education (individual donors support over 100 children and youths).

Three people from Slovakia – two doctors and a social coordinator – are at the foundation of this clinic. This need was designated by Dr. Jozef Šuvada during his missionary duties in Uganda and he founded a civic association for this support.

Dr. Barbora Šilhárová has lead the John Paul II. Children’s HIV / AIDS since the beginning.

Silvia Manduchová, a long-time volunteer, is coordinating the social program.

Currently there are 16 local staff members working for HIA NGO.

Team

Jozef Šuvada

MUDr. Jozef Šuvada, PhD, MPH

Executive Director

Silvia Manduchová

Ing. Silvia Manduchová

Social Program Manager

Tomáš Horváth

Mgr. Tomáš Horváth

Communication Manager

Katarína Kočárová

Katarína Kočárová

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

Ivana Puna Sumegová

Ivana Puna Sumegová

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

Denisa Židová

Denisa Židová

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

Michaela Vasiľovská</

Michaela Vasiľovská

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

Veronika Harmanová

Veronika Harmanová

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

Martin Takács

Martin Takács

Volunteer, SP Coordinator

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