, a not-for-profit
organization incorporated in both Uganda
and the United States
, was established in 2000 as a hospice
center for orphans
living with AIDS
who did not have the care of extended family members. In 2002 it became the first pediatric
facility in Uganda to provide free anti-retroviral drugs
to children. Today, more than 2,000 children receive care and treatment through Aidchild's inpatient and outpatient services; including a laboratory, two clinics, homes and academies in Masaka
Aidchild is also one of the few AIDS organzaitons worldwide to be supported by a mix of government and private donors and income generating activities. Aidchild operates the Equation Gallery and Cafe at the equator, the Gallery at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel, the Golden Lily Massage Center in Kampala, and Aidchild's Ten Tables, a restaurant and screening room in Masaka.
Nathaniel Dunigan, Aidchild's founder and executive director, lives at Aidchild in Masaka, drawing on the wisdom of its local Board and staff.