HIV/AIDS services in many countries
are structured to provide care for adults, with children and adolescents not being adequately catered for. In fact, the antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage among HIV-infected children under 15years worldwide, majority of whom
are in Sub-Saharan Africa, by end of 2015 was 51%. In Uganda, 63% of HIV- infected children under 15years were
on ART, implying that 37% were yet to start treatment, in 2015. Considering
this sub optimal ART coverage, the African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA), with
a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), initiated a project in early 2016, in 7 countries including Uganda, to try and bridge the gap.