On 1st December 2021, Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day; where Uganda AIDS Commission mobilized partners at national and subnational level to commemorate the Day. World AIDS Day (WAD) is an International day that is commemorated every year since 1988 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
The national commemoration this year took place at Kololo National Ceremonial Grounds, presided over by the President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.Objectives The objectives for the national commemoration of World AIDS Day 2021 were: i. To reach a population of 20 million people across the country with messages for ending Stigma, AIDS and COVID 19 prevention and control ii. To increase knowledge especially among the young people and adolescents in and out of school with prevention and control of HIV and AIDS and COVID 19 iii. To take stock of the progress in implementation of the Presidential Fast Track Initiative (PFTI) objectives and strengthen the commitments towards ending AIDS as a public health threat in Uganda by 2030