About us

Our aim is:

  1. Medical & educational support,
  2. Support for those socially unaware and weak 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

Silvia Manduchová
chairperson
Barbora Šilhárová
BoG member
Tomáš Horváth
BoG member
Katarína Kočárová
SP volunteer
Ivana Puna Sumegová
SP volunteer
Denisa Židová
SP volunteer
Michaela Krajčová
SP volunteer
Zuzana Kolníková
SP volunteer
Roman Maas
SP volunteer
Martin Takács
SP volunteer

Silvia Manduchová

chairperson

Tomáš Horváth

BoG member

Barbora Šilhárová

BoG member
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Silvia Manduchová

chairperson

Tomáš Horváth

BoG member
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Barbora Šilhárová

BoG member

Katarína Kočárová

SP volunteer

Ivana Puna Sumegová

SP volunteer

Denisa Židová

SP volunteer

Katarína Kočárová

SP volunteer

Ivana Puna Sumegová

SP volunteer

Denisa Židová

SP volunteer

Michaela Krajčová

SP volunteer

Zuzana Kolníková

SP volunteer

Roman Maas

SP volunteer

Martin Takács

SP volunteer

Partners

Uganda

Uganda

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