The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Mrs. Janet Museveni has lauded her counterparts the African First Ladies for refusing to give up on the battle against HIV/AIDS.
“I thank the First Ladies of Africa for not giving up the battle against AIDS. We must not be complacent with the current advances in development. With the partnership of UNAIDS and other partners, and the involvement of leaders and parents, we can achieve an AIDS-free generation in Uganda and Africa generally speaking”, she said.
She said the battle on HIV/AIDS has no room for complacency because it makes people give up and efforts are returned to square one as it was the case for Uganda which she said had managed to reduce the HIV prevalence rates, but due to complacency at the advent of anti retroviral drugs, it shot up again.
The Teso Region EMTCT Campaign was held on 31st July 2015; the ninth in a series of Campaigns to create awareness about EMTCT and the need for Male Involvement in the Reproductive Health of their wives. The Campaign covered Soroti, Kaberamaido, Kumi, Serere, Katakwi, Amuria, Bukedea and Ngora Districts. In this region the Campaign was run under the sub theme: Keeping Families in Care.
For more information and details of the campaign in Teso region, please refer to the report .
Teso EMTCT Campaign Report
On 23rd March 2015, the First Lady, the EMTCT Champion launched the 8th EMTCT Regional Campaign in Mid Western Region, Hoima District under the Regional theme “Test together, Know Together, Disclose Together” – in fulfillment of her Mission OAFLA (U) in partnership with the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC), the Ministry of Health (MOH), Development Partners, Implementing Partners and other Stakeholders since March 2013.
This theme is within the context of the greater EMTCT Regional Campaign theme: “Stand Out, Participate and Be Counted! Have an HIV Free Baby”.
The EMTCT Campaign in Busoga Region started with the Stakeholder’s Consultative Meeting which was held in the lush green gardens of the State Lodge in Jinja. The Meeting was attended by Cabinet Ministers, MPs, the representative of the US Ambassador to Uganda, the UN Family, Development Partners, and officials from the MOH. Also in attendance were key stakeholders from the 10 Districts of the Busoga Region including: political leaders, key national and regional actors in the health sector, the district leadership, Civil Society, as well as cultural and religious leaders.
On the 13th June 2014 Ministers, MPs, Political leaders, UN Heads of Missions, Development Partners, CSOs, key actors in the health sector as well as cultural and religious leaders, congregated at the Presidential Lodge in Arua, to participate in the EMTCT Stakeholder’s Consultative Meeting. The Meeting which was a great success discussed the status of EMTCT in the Region and made recommendations on key issues regarding the public’s response to EMTCT services and HIV and AIDS in general.