Three years ago in July 2017, His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched the Presidential Fast Track Initiative to end AIDS as a major public health threat by 2030. My Ministry is happy to note that the country has worked hard to achieve most of the set milestones to ensure that we remain on course to achieve the set targets come 2030. I am pleased with the work of Uganda AIDS Commission and all partners in the HIV/AIDS response who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the progress on ending AIDS is sustained.
2020 has been a challenging year for the HIV response given the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I am pleased with the support and guidance from Ministry of Health that ensured People Living with HIV continued to access their regular services during the lockdown.