HOIMA: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021
The Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) has proposed the creation of an HIV/AIDS committee in Hoima city which will help to enhance health services to the people living with HIV.
Lillian Tatwebwa, the head of special programs in the Uganda Aids Commission, while speaking to the City and health leaders said they have commenced orientation exercise in Hoima city on aids awareness, adding that it will help the city plan to end the new HIV infections.
Tatwebwa said that the committee should be led by the Mayor Hoima city and it should make sure that the target of ending AIDS by 2030 is achieved.
President Yoweri Museveni in June 2017 launched the national programme to eliminate AIDS in Uganda by 2030.
Tatwebwa said UAC on October 26, 2021 launched a national policy guideline on ending HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.
She disclosed that the UAC team would go at the district level educating people on how to leave with HIV/AIDS without discrimination and the exercise will commence next month.
Brain Kaboyo the mayor Hoima City assured the UAC official of teamwork and commitment and says he will make sure the committees work and engage people living with HIV/AIDS.