World AIDS Day (WAD) Message 2016
On 1st December 2016, AIDS Information Centre - Uganda (AIC) joined the Country and the International Community to commemorate the World AIDS day (WAD) under the Theme: “Joining hands to scale up HIV Prevention”. AIC through the 9 Regional Centres of Excellence namely Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Kabale and Karamoja and the various development partners such as United Nations Population fund (UNFPA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Education Bantwana/Better Outcomes Project, Global Fund for HIV/TB and Health systems strengthening, USAID MSH/Star East, USAID/EGPAF- R-HITES and other stakeholders supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic; took stock of achievements; commemorated those who have passed away; and rededicated herself to the HIV&AIDS response.
AIC used the WAD week as a platform to create awareness and advocacy, community mobilization and re-energizing the role of leaders at household, community and national levels towards HIV Prevention and control. We provided Free accelerated Behaviour Change Communication (BCC), HIV Counselling and testing (HCT) and linked those who tested HIV Positive to care and support.
Our Headquarters and the Regional Centres of Excellence worked hand in hand with the National organizing Committee (NOC), District organizing committees (DOC) and the various sub committees to ensure a successful WAD Commemoration. Download Full message