RHITES-SW stands for Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in South Western Uganda. It is USAID-funded project supporting 690 health facilities in the Southwestern Region of Uganda with comprehensive and high-quality health services. The project is implemented by EGPAF and sub-granted to AIC. With funding from USAID RHITES-SW AIC is implementing HIV prevention activities, strengthening referral and linkages, prevention with the positives and improving retention and adherence in Mbarara, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kabale, Kisoro, Rubanda, Rukiga and Kanungu districts under Mbarara and Kabale Regional Centres of Excellence. 

Project Goal

To increase utilization of health services by strengthening systems, improving quality of services, increasing availability of, access to and demand for quality services, and supporting the health sector to sustain higher service utilization rates.


Project Objectives

  1. To provide comprehensive HIV prevention packages for increased availability and access to quality health services targeting key and priority populations in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu by Sept 2016.
  2. To strengthen referral and linkages between and within communities and health facilities for improved quality and integrated health services by Sept 2016.
  3. To strengthen existing health institution and community systems for quality health service delivery in the districts of Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu by Sept 2016.
  4. To increase adoption of health behaviours and positive child development practices by communities in focus areas and target population groups in the districts of Kabale,Kisoro and Kanungu selected districts by Sept 2016.