About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Masaka Association of Persons with Disability living with HIV&AIDS (MADIPHA) is an association of Persons with Disabilities who have tested positive with HIV&AIDS and their family members. The association was started in 2009 and has over 400 members in the districts of Masaka, Kalungu, Lwengo and Bukomansimbi and is arguably the first organized peer-support network of Persons with Disabilities living with HIV&AIDS in Uganda. The activities of the association include; creating awareness about HIV/AIDS among persons with disabilities and encouraging them to test and live positively, supporting persons with disabilities living positively with livelihoods, and spearheading advocacy for recognition of the rights of Persons with Disabilities in HIV/AIDS service delivery.

We believe that persons with disabilities living with HIV/AIDS can determine their own destiny if supported by the environment surrounding them. Our focus is therefore on making it possible by empowering Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV/AIDS to take charge and responsibility for their own development. Our vision is “a society where all Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV/AIDS have equal and timely access to HIV/AIDS information and services without discrimination,” with a missionto promote access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services and sustainable livelihood by all persons with disabilities.”

OUR PROGRAMMES

Since its inception in 2009, MADIPHA has worked with People with disabilities, HIV Service providers, Disabled peoples organizations and other local leaders specifically targeting PWDs living with and affected by HIV&AIDS in greater Masaka sub region. While we typically deliver an integrated programme, the below summarizes our approach under each our goal areas as guided the 5 years strategic plan 2018/2023.

SEE OUR IMPACTS
Communicating the Disability and HIV/AIDS Paradox

Communicating the Disability and HIV/AIDS Paradox

MADIPHA continuously engage in activities of building its managerial, institutional, resource mobilization and fundraising capacity; and the capacity of the target stakeholders to ensure improved quality and accessibility of services

Social livelihood and Economic Empowerment

Social livelihood and Economic Empowerment

Disability, Poverty and HIV&AIDS in Uganda are impossible to separate. MADIPHA also focuses on improving the livelihoods of PWDs living with and affected by HIV&AIDS through empowerment

Human Rights through Advocacy and Collaboration

Human Rights through Advocacy and Collaboration

MADIPHA focuses on creating awareness and advocating for implementation of policies and laws with a view on rights of persons with disability living HIV&AIDS and mainstreaming the rights based approach to.

Our Team

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MUSISI RICHARD

MUSISI RICHARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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PROJECT ASSISTANT

NAMULINDA ESTHER

NAMULINDA ESTHER PROJECT ASSISTANT

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FINANCE OFFICER

NASSIWA JOSEPHINE

NASSIWA JOSEPHINE FINANCE OFFICER

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CHAIRPERSON- ADPHA-UGANDA BOARD

BUGEMBE DICK

BUGEMBE DICK CHAIRPERSON- ADPHA-UGANDA BOARD

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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