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Papers/Reports | July 9, 2012

The Faithful House and Uganda's National Campaign

"Go Together, Know Together"

CRS and Maternal Life International/Uganda collaboratively created The Faithful House program (TFH) as a couples-based approach to HIV prevention. TFH is a faith-based, skills-building curriculum that aims to strengthen the family through enhanced couple communication achieved by skills building, positive peer mentoring, and provision of a safe environment for couples to dialogue around quality-of-relationship issues and other attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual risk behavior. Currently, the curriculum is used in 11 countries.

Through our AIDSRelief HIV care and treatment program, CRS established a link between antenatal care services and TFH program. TFH core curriculum was adapted specifically to address key implementation challenges identified within AIDSRelief’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program. From 2007 to 2011, 42,829 women in Uganda receiving antenatal and PMTCT services were referred with their partners to participate in AIDSRelief-supported TFH workshops.

This report documents the results of a 2011 program evaluation study, with particular attention to the indicators and study outcomes that support the Ugandan national promotion of couples’ HIV counseling and testing.