Can Uganda achieve the target of ending HIV/AIDS by 2030?

Arua District Health Officers as well as others from refugee health implementing partners pose for a photo, at the district health facility. Picture by Simon Onziga | 07 Jun 2019

Uganda has made tremendous efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to the Ministry of Health. The ministry estimates AIDS related deaths have reduced from 100,000 in 2004 to just under 30,000 in 2016. While new infections have sharply dropped by half between 2010 and 2016.

In effort to “ending HIV/AIDS by 2030”, the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, launched a-5-point plan known as Presidential Fast-track Initiative, to tackle the scourge. In the same spirit health facilities have followed suit. From Arua district, Simon Onziga reports.