The National Coordination Office and Secretariat was set up in Kampala in 2002 with the support of UNDP, UNAIDS and UAC to provide overall coordination of AMICAALL Programme implementation in the country. The Secretariat also provides secretarial services to the Alliance Executive Council (Board), the National Technical and Advisory Committee and also acts as a liaison office with AMICAALL Regional Office in Windhoek and other AMICAALL partners. The Secretariat is currently headed by a Country Director, Dr. John Mugisa who is a Public Health Specialist conversant with HIV and AIDS Epidemiology, local governance and civil society operations in the country.