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Activity Updates Issue May 2017

 

Recent Activities

Launch of the Presidential Fast-Track Initiative

On the 6th June 2017 at Imperial Royale, H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda launched  the Presidential Fast Track Initiative to End AIDS as a Public Health threat in Uganda by 2030. The campaign will be spearheaded by H.E. the President, and its implementation will be coordinated by Uganda AIDS Commission. UNAIDS the lead UN agency in coordinating the HIV response will play a key leadership role in this initiative. Implementation of this initiative will be in collaboration with other sectors and key stakeholders in the multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS response.

 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:58

Message Clearing Committee

Developer/

Date of Review by Committee

HIV Message

Comment

IAVI

May 14, 2013

1.      Uganda HIV Vaccine Interest Group Statement- On the Day to Mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18th)

Cleared

UHMG - USAID

May 23, 2013

Radio Ads – EMTCT Campaign

2.      The message ‘Teacher in Class’

3.      Valentines

4.      Someone – is passing on HIV to unborn baby

5.      Gift

6.      How to have a & Healthy Baby Family: An integrated flip chart for health workers

cleared

UHMG message designed for USAID

May 29, 2013

7.      The ‘Teacher in Class’ message

Not Cleared. Amendments proposed.

UHMG messages designed for MOH, KCCA, UNFPA, May 29, 2013

8.      WEDDING LOVE – radio

9.      CHEATING LOVE –radio

10.   CLINIC SHORT

11.   HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – TV

12.   LOVE MY PARTNER – TV

cleared

UHMG messages designed for MOH, KCCA, UNFPA, May 29, 2013

CONDOM MESSAGES FOR TV and Radio:

13.   THE EXPERIENCE- FEMALE VERSION

14.   THE EXPERIENCE- MALE CONDOM

15.   LAST NIGHT – radio

16.   ROLE REVERSAL –  radio

17.   BABY BABY –  radio

18.   PROMISES LOVE – radio

19.   I LOVE MYSELF – radio

20.   WIFE LOVE – Radio

21.   PUT YOUR LOVE TO THE TEST – Bill board

Cleared. All Condom related messages to air after 9.30 PM to 6 AM

KMCC

May 29, 2013

22.   HIV KCCM (A Ugandan NGO that Strengthens Knowledge Management and Communications Capacity – funded by DFID) – A synthesis Report:  Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Uganda by 2015 – What Will it Take?

cleared

UHMG/UNFPA

June 20, 2013

23.   Condom messages for TV and radio to air after 9.30 PM to 6 am: The experience- female and male version condoms

cleared

24.   The ‘Teacher in Class’ message was resubmitted with changes.

cleared

IRCU

July 21, 2013

25.   Pastoral Letter on HIV Prevention

Cleared

BAYLOR-Uganda,

August 9, 2013

 

26.   ARVs in Children

27.   Facts about HIV in Children

28.   Faith and HIV

29.   Facts about HIV

30.   HIV and pregnancy

31.   Prevention of HIV

32.   Psychosocial support in HIV

33.   Safe male circumcision

34.   Sex and HIV

35.   Testing Children for HIV

36.   Testing for HIV

37.   Treatment for children with HIV

All cleared

38.   Radio Adverts by Baylor-Uganda targeting HIV-Most At Risk Populations: Long distance track drivers

39.   Radio Adverts by Baylor-Uganda targeting HIV-Most At Risk Populations: workers, boda boda, and fishermen.

cleared

NUHITES

August 9, 2013

40.   EMTCT Story line for radio series by NUHITES - To support pregnant women to attend ANC early and to get tested with their partner

cleared

UGANET

August 9, 2013

41.   UGANET Radio Spot Messages On Male Involvement In E(P)MTCT

42.   UGANET Anti-Stigma Radio Spots

43.   UGANET Gender Violence Spot Message

44.   Radio scripts for radio presenters in Hoima, Masaka, Arua, Masindi

cleared

Giant Faith

August 9, 2013

45.   Giant Faith Audio music  on HIV prevention for youth, sang in Lutoro and a bit of Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda and English

cleared

HORIZON FILM

August 9, 2013

46.   Film on Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS in Uganda’s most elite population

cleared

UNFPA/OAFLA

November 11, 2013

47.   President Museveni’s Audio statement following his Public HIV Test

cleared

UNICEF

November 11, 2013

48.   UNICEF HIV message for World AIDS Day presenting inform of animation

cleared

UGANDA CARES

February 21, 2014

49.   Uganda Cares’ Fact Sheet

50.   Question and Answers

cleared

51.   ‘Love’ Condom Message billboard mounted along Masaka Road, near Busega

 

Not cleared, ordered to be pulled down. 

Action was taken by KCCA in March.

CHC

April 26, 2014

52.   If it is not on Condom Uptake Radio Ads

53.   Condom Up take Radio advertisement - Hesitant Male

54.   Condom Up take Radio advertisement - Hesitant Female

Cleared to air after 9.30 PM to 6 am

IAVI

May 19, 2014

55.   Uganda HIV Vaccine Interest Group Statement- On the Day to Mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Cleared

CHA and Maristopes Uganda

September  1, 2014

56.     Link up HIV/AIDS Message tobe aired on FM radios in Central Uganda

 

Cleared

 KMCC

 September 29, 2014

57.    4 audio radio spots HIV/AIDS messages targeting fishing communities

 Cleared

 UCAN

September 29,2014

58.    Ten poster and billboard HIV/AIDS messages targeting couples

 

 Cleared

 

YSWA

October 3,2014

59.   Message for fliers, t-shirts, car stickers, banners and badges for HIV campaign in Acholi and Lango sub regions of Northern Uganda.

 Cleared

 Maristopes Uganda

 November 6,2014

60.   Life Guard Messages

  Cleared

 Uganda Cares

November 6,2014

61.   Health Education Messages

62.    HIV Fact Sheet

Cleared

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

ARV

CHA

CHC

DFID

E(P)MTCT

EMTCT

IAVI

IRCU

KCCA

KMCC

MOH

NUHITES

OAFLA

UCAN

UGANET

UHMG
 UNFPA

USAID

UNICEF

YSWA

Antiretroviral

Community Health Alliance

Communication for Healthy Communities

Department for International Development

Elimination (Prevention) of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Inter-Religious Council of Uganda

Kampala Capital City Authority

Knowledge Management & Communications Capacity

Ministry of Health
The Northern Uganda Health Integration for Enhanced Services
Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS

 Uganda Christian AIDS Network
Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS

Uganda Health Marketing Group

The United Nations Population Fund

United States Agency for International Development

United Nations Children's Fund

Youth Social Work Association


Monday, 17 March 2014 15:22

Activity Updates Issue March 2014

 

Recent Activities

New Director General Starts Work at Uganda AIDS Commission

Dr. Christine Ondoa is the new Director General of Uganda AIDS Commission. She commenced her duties on the 27th of February, 2014 following her appointment to this office by the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Dr. Ondoa brings with her a rich academic background plus a wealth of experience in medicine, health, policy design and implementation, public health service delivery, program administration and management, in addition to advocacy and leadership skills. She replaces Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli who served as Director General of Uganda AIDS Commission since 1999.  Prior to Dr. Kihumuro, was the Late Honorable Omwony Ojwok.
 

Uganda’s First Lady Concludes EMTCT Campaign in Kampala and Tests for HIV

The First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni, concluded the campaign to eliminate the transmission of HIV to unborn babies in Kampala on February 28.  This included a consultative meeting of major stakeholders held at State House, Nakasero, plus a public rally.  The public rally took place in Kololo Independence Grounds and featured key artists with HIV prevention oriented songs.   Similarly, HIV counseling and  testing services were availed.  The First Lady, publicly tested for HIV, as well as key personalities such as Her Excellency, Dr. Specioza Wandira, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, plus Mayors, Members of Parliament among others.  The next EMTCT Campaign is scheduled for the West Nile region, mid April.
 

Uganda receives HIV Grant from CIDA

Uganda received a grant of approximately USD75,000 to implement HIV and AIDS interventions in border districts for the next four months.  The grant is from the Canadian governments and is channeled through the  World Bank under the Inter Governmental Authority on Development- IGAD Program. The grant will boost national HIV interventions and will  promote HIV prevention, care and treatment in mostly mobile populations of Busia, Malaba, Bibia bordering S.Sudan and Oraba, boarder districts.  The grant is released on a quarterly basis to the Government of Uganda.
 

Uganda AIDS Commission Concludes Supervision of HIV/AIDS Activities

The AIDS Commission is ensuring that all HIV/AIDS activities country-wide are implemented by local governments and partners as stipulated in the National HIV Strategic Plan.  In the first phase, teams were sent to half the country, to access the performance of HIV/AIDS activities  in each district.  The teams interacted with district officials, implementing partners, and all key stakeholders, and subsequently prepared reports stipulating their findings and recommendations.  The second phase of this exercise is due to follow, and will cover the remaining districts before June, 2014.
 

Final  Dissemination of HIV Prevention Messages to Remaining Districts

In February and early March, the Uganda AIDS Commission held additional district meetings with key leaders of three districts earlier not reached, namely Kamuli, Jinja and Lyantonde. These meetings aimed to equip leaders to share the HIV prevention message with their communities. To date, leaders from the entire country have been reached with the HIV message.
 

Religious leaders in Teso and Kampala equipped with the HIV Prevention Message

The Interreligious Council of Uganda (IRCU) and Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) shared the HIV Prevention message with key religious leaders in a two day sessionheld in Teso and Kampala in February 2014.  During these sessions, the Pastoral Letter on HIV/AIDS was launched.  UAC’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prof. Vinand Nantulya briefed leaders on critical HIV/AIDS issues. He appealed to religious leaders to share the message with their respective congregations.

HIV Message Clearing House in Action

The HIV/AIDS Messages Clearance and Harmonization Committee had a productive year since its inception in May 2013. So far the committee has held eight meetings and cleared several messages.   As a result, clear, simple and factual HIV messages are being disseminated across the country – the most prominent being the President’s statement on HIV and testing. Some of the messages cleared are for the EMTCT Campaign, Kampala City HIV Prevention Campaign, UNFPA Condom campaign, BAILOR Uganda National HIV campaign, UGANET HIV Prevention campaign, UHMG HIV messages, UNICEF’s World AIDS Day message,  UNFPA/Office of the First Lady’s  HCT/EMTCT message, among others.  The committee is chaired by Dr. Noerine Kaleeba, Founder of TASO, and has 18 members drawn from the Ministry of Health, other government ministries, Persons living with HIV, Religious institutions, development partners, communication experts, Uganda AIDS Commission, etc.

Ongoing Activities

Global AIDS Country Progress Report 2012-2013 in Final Stages

A progress report which  highlights the achievements Uganda has registered in implementing HIV/AIDS programs in the country is in its final stages.  The Country Progress report aims to review gains made in the past two years (2012-2013) to reduce new HIV infections and eliminate AIDS related deaths.  Uganda is a signatory to the UNAIDS 2011 political declaration on HIV/AIDS. It is therefore mandated through Uganda AIDS Commission to compile a progress report every two years.

 

EMTCT Campaign Starts in West Nile Region

 
EMTCT West Nile campaign has started till mid April 2014.  HIV services will be provided to residents in the build up to the public rally which will be addressed by the Champion, Janet Museveni.  The campaign is organized by the Office of the First Lady, Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, BAYLOR Uganda, and several partners. The Campaign aims to increase HIV counseling and testing among Ugandans especially pregnant mothers, in order to ensure that children are born HIV free.
 
 

Upcoming Activities and Events

 

Dissemination of guidelines for setting up District AIDS Structures

 
UAC is to disseminate printed guidelines to all local governments to facilitate the creation of HIV/AIDS coordination structures at the decentralized levels.  The guidelines define approved district structures,  composition and roles of key HIV/AID personnel.
 
Regional Media Meetings: April 2014, Venue: North West Nile, West and Eastern Uganda
Convener: Uganda AIDS Commission
Aim: To disseminate the HIV prevention message to media to effectively relay clear and correct HIV messages to target audiences.
 

Please take note of the following additional upcoming events, details will be available soon:

 
·         Global fund application process spearheaded by Uganda’s Country Coordination Mechanism Secretariat
 
·         Meeting of cultural institution scheduled in the kingdoms of Busoga, Toro, Bugisu and Buganda 
 
·         A meeting for the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee is scheduled for the last week of March
 
·         A study will be conducted to establish the mode of transmission of HIV
 
·         The National Prevention Strategy 2011/2015 is due to be reviewed
 
·         The validation of, and dissemination of estimates and profiles of populations with the highest risk of HIV infection known as MARPS is due to be completed.
 
·         International Candlelight Memorial  day is slated for May 2014. Uganda’s event will be marked  in Pallisa District.
 
·         Uganda AIDS Commission is planning a Pre-International AIDS Conference for stakeholders to share what they will present during the Australia meeting, due June 2014
 
·         A Stakeholders meeting to disseminate the results from a study related to treatment for Prevention will be convened by the Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission and Uganda Virus Research Institution in April 2014

 

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:34

Activity Updates Issue Oct 2013

RECENT ACTIVITIES

President Museveni’s Public HIV Test Goes Viral

The public HIV testing of the President of Uganda received wide press coverage in local and international media. The President’s publicly testing along with key Ugandan leaders was to demonstrate to Ugandans the importance of knowing one’s HIV status.  The event took place on November, 8th 2013 at Kiswa Health Center IV in Kampala.

Uganda Marks World AIDS Day

Uganda joined the rest of the world in marking World AIDS Day on December 1st in Mbarara District.The occasion was officiated by Hon.Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of State for Health, and was attended by several development partners, Members of Parliament, government officials, implementing partners, people living with HIV, UAC Staff, and the public.In the build up towards World AIDS Day, a panel of experts from Uganda AIDS Commission, and UNAIDS briefed 40 journalists about the progress made in tackling HIV in Uganda, as well as the HIV prevention message. The press briefing led to numerous HIV related news stories on radio, TV and key newspapers. Furthermore, several talk shows were held in the country to further share the HIV messages.

The Champion of EMTCT Meets Religious and Cultural Leaders

The First Lady, Janet Museveni had a dialogue with 120 key Religious and Cultural leaders from Kampala region in order to share the EMTCT Campaign message. The meeting focused on equipping leaders with the HIV prevention message in order to reduce new HIV infections especially in unborn babies. The dialogue was held on November 14th2013 in the President’s Office Building.

High HIV Prevalence in Fishing Communities

About 80 stakeholders convened to share findings of studies conducted in several fishing communities in Lake Victoria on access to health facilities and HIV. Data shows high HIV prevalence rates ranging from 25-45% given that less than 25% of these communities have access to basic health services.  It was agreed that there is a need to increase the provision of health services to all fishing communities in Uganda. The meeting was organized by Uganda AIDS Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in Kampala on December 4th.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Signing of MOU: UAC and Districts

The signing of Memoranda of Understanding between districts and UAC are on going across the country.  The objective is to have a collaborative framework for coordinating HIV activities between district local governments and UAC.  The signing of the MOU will facilitate the release of 10 millions Uganda shillings to districts to implement HIV activities.

EMTCT Kampala campaign

EMTCT Kampala campaign is on till end of January 2014.  HIV services are on-going in all KCCA health centers around Kampala.

Dissemination of guidelines for setting up District AIDS Structures

UAC is in the process of disseminating guidelines to all local governments to facilitate the creation of HIV/AIDS coordination structures at the decentralized levels.The guidelines stipulated the approved structures, their composition and roles.

UAC Assesses District HIV Activities

UAC staff and line ministries are traversing the country to supervise HIV activities carried out in districts over the past six months.  The objective of this exercise is to assess and establish the status of HIV activities in Uganda.

EMTCT Campaign in West Nile region, February 2014

Convener: MoH, Office of the First Ladies of Africa on HIV/AIDS - OAFLA
Aim: To eliminate EMTCT across Uganda.

Regional Media Meetings, January 2014,  Venue: North West Nile, West and Eastern Uganda

Convener: UAC
Aim: To disseminate the HIV prevention message and to build the capacity of media to effectively report on HIV/AIDS issues with the view to relay clear and correct HIV messages to target audiences.

Launch of the HIV Message Clearing Committee, January 2014, Venue to be Confirmed

Convener: Uganda AIDS Commission
Aim: To create awareness among all HIV message developers country-wide of the existence of the Message Clearing Committee

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Regional Media Meetings, January 2014, Venue: North West Nile, West and Eastern Uganda

Convener: UAC
Aim: To disseminate the HIV prevention message and to build the capacity of media to effectively report on HIV/AIDS issues with the view to relay clear and correct HIV messages to target audiences.

Launch of Committee Message, January 2014, Venue: Protea Hotel

Convener: UAC
Aim: To ensure that simple, clear and accurate HIV/AIDS messages are passed on to Ugandans.

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