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The Presidential Fast-Track Initiative to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 was launched on June 6, 2017 at a national ceremony presided over by His Excellency General Kaguta Museveni at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala.

The specific objectives of the Initiative include: 

1. To engage men in HIV Prevention and close the tap on new infections particularly among adolescent girls and young women; 

2. To accelerate Implementation of Test and Treat and attainment of the fast track 90-90-90 targets particularly among men and young people; 

3. To consolidate progress on elimination of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV; 

4. To ensure financial sustainability for the HIV and AIDS response; 

5. To ensure institutional effectiveness for a well-coordinated multi-sectoral response.

After the Kampala launch, there shall be other stake holder engagement forums in all the regions of the country. The first such event took place On December 01, 2017 in Kole district. The event was presided over by the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda.

On February 28th 2018, in Hoima district, there shall be the Midwestern Regional Stakeholder Engagement and Accountability forum.This shall be the second regional stakeholder engagement and accountability forum for the Presidential Fast-Track Initiative. It will bring together stakeholders from the whole of the Midwestern region covering the 15 districts of: Hoima, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Kakumiro, Kagadi Kibaale, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Kasese, Kabarole and Kamwenge, Bunyangabu.

At this forum, all the 15 districts will be required to report on the progress made in the implementation of the Presidential Fast Track Initiative within their area of jurisdiction. Stakeholders shall also have a discussion on issues affecting the response, especially regarding men, girls and young women, and come up with appropriate solutions for implementation. H.E. the President will be the chief guest and shall preside over these deliberations. As part of preparation for this activity, UAC is working with the Ministry of Health, local governments and implementing partners to mobilize all stakeholders in the region for heightened and targeted service delivery and community mobilization activities.