Uganda has been affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic since 1980’s. The HIV prevalence is still high at 6.2% (UPHIA 2017). A lot of efforts have been put in the response to reduce the HIV/AIDS prevalence from the previous higher levels, but more resources are still needed to achieve the 2030 targets of having HIV and AIDS as no longer a public health threat. This needs concerted funding, planning and coordination of efforts from different stakeholders.
On June 6th 2017, The President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, launched the “Presidential Fast Track Initiative on Ending AIDS in Uganda by 2030 (PFTI). The Fast Track Initiative has five pillars:
The Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) 2016-2017 was a nationally representative, cross-sectional, population-based survey of households across Uganda. UPHIA focused on measuring key biological endpoints to provide direct estimates of HIV infection, risk, and burden and of the effectiveness and population-level impact of the HIV-related prevention, care, and treatment interventions implemented in the country.