Our aim is:
- Medical & educational support,
- Support for those socially disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals,
- People living with HIV / AIDS, orphans and the poor.
HIA mission is „to raise the hope again“, mostly in south-eastern Africa, in Uganda.
Together Slovakian o. z.& 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 provideespecially to children and youths together with their family members affected by HIV (as of December 31, 2022 we have 672 active patients, 98% viral load suppression; 87 clients enrolled in 2022).
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(individual donors support over 150 children, youths and adults with additional qualification/capacity building).
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 to support this aim.
Dr. Barbora Šilhárová has lead the John Paul II. Children’ssince the beginning.
Silvia Manduchová, a long-time volunteer, is coordinating the social program and leading the HIA civic association in Slovakia.
Currently there are 52 local staff members working for.