Towards Zero Tolerance: Sharing Knowledge, Expertise to Halt the Spread of HIV in Uganda
ACORD in Uganda joined the rest of the World in commemorating the International World AIDS Day on 1st of December by participating in the National Commemoration Ceremony organised by the Uganda AIDS Commission. There was plenty of activity at the Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, venue where various civil society organisation displayed materials and held discussions with members of the public on issues around HIV and AIDS.
In attendance was His Excellence the Vice President of Uganda, the Honorable Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who was accompanied by the Minister for Health Hon. Christine Ondoa and senior officials from the Uganda AIDS Commission and the Ministry of Health. "I encourage our development partners and civil society groups to continue the struggle as the HIV scourge is still with us and it is still growing", noted the Ugandan Vice President.
"Walking the Talk" to Stop the Spread of HIV and AIDS
The exhibition was a useful platform for ACORD to join other key actors and stakeholders in sharing knowledge, showcasing the initiatives, work and efforts channeled towards the fight against HIV and AIDS. ACORD seized the opportunity to share with other partners the report of a baseline survey on HIV and AIDS responses among the civil society organizations titled "Walking the Talk" that was carried out in early 2011. Visitors to the ACORD stand also received posters with information on how to promote mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in the workplace, brochures and DVD ‘Condom Commandos' from Angola.
ACORD's focus in Uganda is centred on mainstreaming HIV and AIDS. The Uganda Programme is currently implementing the Mainstreaming Programme in partnership with Oxfam and a number of partners. The Work Place Project is also being implemented and it addresses HIV and AIDS through external and internal mainstreaming in addition to advocacy for rights of persons Living with HIV and AIDS.
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