Aids Commission partners with Busoga Kingdom to fight HIV/Aids
The Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) has partnered with Obwakyabazinga bwa Busoga in a move to scale up the fight to reduce HIV infections in Busoga sub region.
The UAC Director General Nelson Musoba, while addressing stakeholders ahead of the event on May 17th in Namayingo district said, that the HIV rates in the country are worrying and its important to deliberately work towards reducing the risks and exposure of the young population in the region but also country wide.
He says the initiative will be launched by President Museveni at Namayingo Primary School playground, in Namayingo district on Thursday under the theme “Reaching men, girls and young women to reduce new HIV infections”
He said the initiative will be launched as Uganda joins the rest of the world to a candle light memorial international event which is organised annually to remember all those who have died due to HIV/AIDS.
“We are here to collaborate with Busoga Kingdom and I urge all stakeholders here to go back and tell people to go for HIV testing and treatment,” Musoba said.
In his opening remarks, Busoga Kingdom Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muvawala urged stakeholders who included, Royal Chiefs, Clan Leaders, Youth Leaders and Traditional Healers among others to spear head the fight against HIV in order to reduce on the infections and ensure the development.
Muvawala also called upon Basoga to continue fighting Poverty as it is stipulated in the Busoga Anthem.
The Minister of Health for Busoga, Dr. Andrew Balyeku said that recently, the kingdom in partnership United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program RHITES organized workshops of various stakeholders in order to equip them with knowledge on how to reduce the HIV infection rates that are increasing in Busoga.