2015 Count Down
Background: AMICAALL Uganda in partnership with Uganda AIDS Commission, Ministry of Health and other partners are spearheading a nationwide Mayors’ campaign. The aim of the campaign is to accelerate HIV and AIDS service delivery and uptake to achieve Uganda’s Universal Access and MDG targets by 2015.
Community slogan “One more time”: Many Ugandans, especially urban communities have done something about HIV/AIDS. They have tested for HIV, abstained, been faithful, used condoms, enrolled on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ARVs), sensitized and mobilized communities for services, among others. We encourage you not to get tired and give up. Do it at least one more time. It will make a difference.
What is the campaign about? The campaign involves re-engagement of local government leaders to mobilize and sensitize partners and communities for increased HIV/AIDS service delivery and awareness.
Why the campaign? As we tend towards 2015, Uganda may not achieve set targets. Some of these targets include, Zero new HIV/AIDS infections by 2015 and therefore reversing current trends. We know that through Leadership, coordination, we can make a contribution towards achieving the 2015 targets. In August 2013, Local Government Leaders committed to contribute towards global and country targets of Zero new infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero HIV/ AIDS related deaths. The commitment was made in a communiqué presented to UNAIDS Executive Director.
What will be done?
Regional and district partners planning meetings – Oct 23rd to November 14th 2014
Nationwide mobilization (engagement of media) – November 16th to 22nd 2014
One week of Service Delivery Outreaches– November 24th to December 1st 2014
National Campaign Review and feedback meeting – December 12th 2014
What is the role of the leaders?
• Provide leadership to district/urban authority activities
• Planning and scheduling for urban/district meetings
• Engagement of media in publicity of campaign
• Mobilize and coordinate HIV and AIDS service delivery
• Mobilization of communities for service uptake
What is expected of the Communities: Participate in all activities and mobilize others to access free HIV/AIDS services
• Re-energizing and re-engaging and recommitting leadership in the response
• More people to access HIV services through outreaches
• More awareness about HIV and AIDS by communities