JAR REPORT 2020

The Annual Progress Report 2019/20 presents findings from the review of performance for the 5th and final year of implementation of the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan for the period 2015/16 – 2019/20 and to guide the evaluation to inform the new National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2020/21-2024/25. The review provides highlights on the progress of the Presidential Fast-Tracking Initiative on Ending AIDS as a public health threat in Uganda by 2030. The process involved consultations from key stakeholders in the NSP implementation, document review, interviews, focus group discussions and national level key informant interviews. Findings were presented basing on the 4 thematic areas of the National Strategic plan 2015/16-2019/20 which are HIV Prevention, HIV Care and Treatment, Social Support & Protection and System Strengthening.

The report shows that new HIV infections have gone down; that more people living with HIV have access to ARVs and most of them have achieved viral suppression, resulting in reduced HIV associated morbidity and mortality; and that HIV-related stigma has more than halved. However, disparities remain; adolescent girls and young women still constitute the biggest proportion of new HIV infections; ART coverage is lowest amongst men and children and men constitute the highest number of HIV-related deaths; and that Key and Priority populations have fallen through the cracks.

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