The Mayor of Rubaga Division, Her Worship Joyce Ssebugwawo dialoguing with other Mayors on health issues in Kampala and Wakiso
AMICAALL Uganda launched the Fast Track Cities Initiative Campaign report. The campaign was supported by UNAIDS and it was carried out in five municipalities of Hoima, Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Lira and Kampala Capital City Authority. The two day campaign that was spearheaded by the Mayors of the respective municipalities reached 5,935 people with HIV and other health services: 3000 people tested for HIV, 350 people circumcised, 350 women screened for Cervical cancer, 550 people accessed eMTCT services, 85 units of safe blood were collected, 900 children immunized, 360 people received long term family planning methods, over 350,000 condoms were distributed.
The Fast-Track Cities Initiative is a UNAIDS strategy which targets; 90% of all People to test and know their HIV status, 90% of all People Living with HIV to be enrolled and sustained on Antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all ART clients to attain viral suppression levels by 2020. It is envisaged that the achievement of the 90-90-90 targets will help in ensuring the final elimination of HIV/AIDS by 2030.
The launch was during a special dialogue for Kampala and Wakiso Mayors who were discussing ways of improving the health of the two most urbanized districts in Uganda. Improvement in health will mean eliminating cholera and HIV/AIDS by 2030.
The detailed report is available in our publications