African Development Bank approves $27.33 million to ramp up the African Union’s COVID-19 Response Initiative

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved $27.33 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The approval follows a meeting of the extended Bureau of the Conference of Heads of State and Government with Africa’s private sector on…

Science Café : HIV Prevention -Jinja

Name of person responsible /Facilitator: Esther Nakkazi  Café Name/Title: HIV Prevention Sponsor: AVAC  Speaker’s name Dr. Bernard Kikaire; Uganda Virus Research Institute Patricia Magoba; Aids Orphans Education Trust Edmund Tayebwa; The Aids Support Organization (TASO) The speakers came from the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The Aids Support Organization, and the Aids Orphans Education Trust. Date…

MORE MEN TARGETED FOR HIV TESTING TOWARDS THE WHO 90-90-90 GOAL

Government seeks to test 320,000 HIV positive people. Makerere Joint Aids Program(MJAP) has devised new models for HIV testing though targeted community outreaches with index clients,assisted partner mitigation and pattern testing. MJAP reveals 1,35million people in Uganda living with HIV/AIDs. HIV prevalence at 14years old for both girls and boys stands off at 0.5% while…