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  UGANDA - Country Profile Updated: Feb 2005  

AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework
Status

Completed. (Period 2000/1 to 2005/6)

National policies
  • The National AIDS Policy is being revised.
  • Openness and a non-discriminative approach to the involvement of PLWHA are actively promoted.

Ministry of Health
Kitante Road - Kampala
Tel: +256 41 231 567/8
Email:
Website: www.government.go.ug

Uganda AIDS Commission
Contact person: Kihumuro Apuuli - Director General
P.O. Box 10779
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 41 273 538 / +256 41 273 231
Fax: +256 41 347 447
Email:
Website: www.aidsuganda.org

  • Coordination of the country multisectorial efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS done through joint planning; monitoring and evaluation of the national programme; resource mobilisation; policy formulation; information sharing; advocacy and networking.
  • HIV/AIDS Organisations:

    1. African Medical Research Foundation-Uganda (AMREF)
      Contact person: Mr Francis Okriokot
      P.O. Box 10663
      Kampala, Uganda
      Tel: +256 41 250 319 / +256 41 344 579
      Fax: +256 41 344 565
      Email: /
      Website: www.amref.org
      Sexual health training; HIV prevention amongst young people; primary school AIDS prevention; sex education and counselling by teachers and peer educators.

  • Islamic Medical Association Of Uganda
    Contact person: Magid Kagimu
    P.O. Box 2773
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 272 812 /071 272 812
    Fax: +256 41 251 443
    Email:
    Website: www.imauganda.org
    Health service delivery, HIV/AIDS prevention and control using the Islamic approach.
  • National AIDS Documentation And Information Centre (NADIC)
    P.O. Box 10779
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 273538 / +256 41 273231
    Fax: +256 41 258173
    Email:
    Website: www.aidsuganda.org
    Documentation centre; promotion of current and relevant HIV/AIDS information.
  • National Community Of Women Living With AIDS (ACWLWA)
    Contact person: Scovia Kasolo
    P.O. Box 4485
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 269694
    Fax: +256 41 269694
    Email:
    Network of positive women: coordination; networking; advocacy; rights.
  • National Guidance and Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda (NGEN+)
    Contact person: Augustine Kishangeki
    P.O. Box 10028
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 259481 / +256 41 403836
    Fax: +256 41 34330/1
    Email:
    Regional coordinating network for people with HIV/AIDS: advocacy/rights; information exchange; capacity building; health promotion.
  • Straight Talk Foundation
    Contact person: Anne Akia Fiedler
    P.O. Box 22366
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 543025/884
    Email:
    Website: www.straight-talk.or.ug
    Information, education and communication materials for teenagers; prevention.
  • The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)
    Contact person: Rebecca Nvule
    P.O. Box 10443
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 532 580/1
    Fax: +256 41 566 704 / +256 41 541 288
    Email: /
    Website: www.taso.co.ug
    Support; advice; information; education; prevention; medical services.
  • THETA - Traditional and Modern Health Practitioners Together Against AIDS
    Contact person: Dorothy Balaba
    P.O. Box 21175
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 530 619 / +256 41 532 930
    Fax: +256 41 530 619
    Email:
    Website: www.thetauganda.org
    Collaboration between traditional healers and conventional health practitioners. Provision of health care and prevention using local resources and a culturally relevant approach. Training of traditional healers as health educators and counsellors.
  • Uganda Youth Anti-AIDS Association (UYAAS)
    Contact person: Sande P. Ndimwibo
    P.O. Box 11407
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 270 546 / +256 77 251 740
    Email:
    HIV/AIDS education and prevention; training of peer educators; counselling of young people with health problems or at risk; condom promotion and distribution; media programmes for young people; community mobilisation; technical research on HIV/AIDS related issues.
  • Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO)
    Tel: +256 77 486 507/644 511
    Email:
    Self-help; information; education; prevention; advocacy; lobbying; counselling.
  • Youth Development Mission
    Contact person: Francis Kamya
    P.O. Box 3467
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 567 830
    Mobile: +256 77 691 999
    Email:
    Prevention campaigns aimed at young people; counselling; referrals.
  • UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
    Contact person: Mr Ken Davies
    UNDP Resident Representative
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Office of the Resident Representative
    15B, Clement Hill Road
    P.O. Box 7184
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 345 290
    Fax: +256 41 344 801
    Email:
    Supports an expanded response and policy advice on preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.
  • UNAIDS Country Programme Adviser a.i.
    Contact person: Mr Ruben Frank del Prado
    EADB Building, 2nd floor
    Nile Avenue, Plot 4
    c/o WHO Uganda
    P.O. Box 24578
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 41 273 538
    Fax: +256 41 347 447
    Email:
    (Programme Officer, HIV/AIDS Partnership
    Contact person: Ms Inge Tack)
    Email:
    Website: www.unaids.org
    UNAIDS leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.
  • Programme Officer, HIV/AIDS Partnership
    Contact person: Ms Inge Tack
    Tel: 232 316 / 234592
    Fax: +256 41 259146
    Email:
    Website: www.unaids.org
    UNAIDS, leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.
Country Indicators
Demographic data Year Estimate Source
Total population (thousands) 2004 26,699 UN population division database
Female population aged 15-24 (thousands) 2004 2686 UN population division database
Population aged 15-49 (thousands) 2004 11234 UN population division database
Annual population growth rate (%) 1992-2002 3 UN population division database
% of urban population 2003 12.2 UN population division database
Average annual growth rate of urban population 2000-2005 3.9 UN population division database
Crude birth rate (births per 1,000 pop.) 2004 50.8 UN population division database
Crude death rate (deaths per 1,000 pop.) 15.8 UN population division database
Maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 live births) 2000 880 WHO (WHR2004)/UNICEF
Life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 49.3 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total fertility rate 2002 7.1 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 89 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 147 World Health Report 2004, WHO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications
Socio-economic data Year Estimate Source
Gross national income, ppp, per capita (Int.$) 2002 1320 UN population division database
Gross domestic product, per capita % growth 2001-2002 3.6 World Bank
Per capita total expenditure on health (Int.$) 2001 57 World Health Report 2004, WHO
General government expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 2001 57.5 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total adult illiteracy rate 2000 33 UNESCO
Adult male illiteracy rate 2000 22.5 UNESCO
Adult female illiteracy rate 2000 43.2 UNESCO
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, male 2000/2001 not available UNESCO
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, female 1995 not available UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, male 1995 not available UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, female 1995 not available UNESCO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications

Source: WHO/UNAIDS epidemiological fact sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2004 Update.
Email:
Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Estimated number of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, end of 2003
These estimates include all people with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS, alive at the end of 2003:
Adults and children 530,000  
Adults (15-49) 450,000 Adult rate(%) 4.1
Women (15-49) 270,000  
Children (0-15) 84,000  
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS
Estimated number of adults and children who died of AIDS during 2003:
Deaths in 2003 78,000  
Estimated number of orphans
Estimated number of children who have lost their mother or father or both parents to AIDS and who were alive and under age 17 at the end of 2003:
Current living orphans 940,000  

Assessment of the epidemiological situation (2004)

Uganda is often sited as the success story in sub-Saharan Africa in its efforts to reduce HIV prevalence levels.

Information on HIV prevalence among antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees is available from Uganda on an annual basis since 1985, in Kampala, the major urban area. HIV prevalence among ANC women tested there increased from 11 percent in 1985 to 31 percent in 1990. Beginning in 1993, however, HIV prevalence among ANC women began to decline in Kampala reaching 8.3 percent in 2002. HIV prevalence by age is available since 1990. In 1991, 28 percent of ANC women tested who were less than 20 years of age were HIV positive. This rate declined to 6 percent in 2001. Sentinel surveillance of ANC attendees outside of Kampala began in 1989. Median HIV prevalence declined from 13 percent of ANC women tested in 1992 to 4.7 percent in 2002.

Only one unspecified site reported HIV prevalence for sex workers in Uganda. In 1997, a study of 85 sex workers found 66 percent HIV positive.

In a decade, from 1989 to 1999, reported HIV prevalence among STI clinic patients in Kampala decreased from a median of 52 percent to 23 percent. In 2000 and 2001, HIV prevalence among STI clinic patients was just over 20 percent. Results of HIV testing among male STI clinic patients in Kampala showed a decrease from 42 percent in 1989 to 34 percent in 1995. Among female STI clinic patients, reported HIV prevalence also decreased, from 62 percent in 1989 to 37 percent in 1997.

Among military recruits however, HIV prevalence has increased. Among those military recruits tested in Kampala, HIV prevalence increased from 16 percent in 1992 to 27 percent in 1996. Between 1997 and 1999, 3 to 13 percent of military recruits tested from Bombo, Entebbe, Kabamba, Masindi, and Singo were HIV positive.



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