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UGANDA: President urges strengthened AIDS efforts

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JOHANNESBURG, 23 March (PLUSNEWS) - Although Uganda has featured as a model in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, President Yoweri Museveni says there is need for a concerted effort to combat the disease, a local newspaper, New Vision, reported.

In a statement read by Health Minster Jim Muhwezi at the Fourth National AIDS Conference in the capital, Kampala, earlier this week, Museveni warned Ugandans against complacency.

The East African country has won international acclaim for reducing its prevalence rates from 30 to 6 percent, using the approach: 'Abstain, Be faithful and Condomise' (ABC).

Stressing the importance of abstinence in HIV prevention, he urged parents to encourage their children to stick to local norms and values to avoid infection.



Recent UGANDA Reports
Global fund lifts ban on AIDS grants,  11/Nov/05
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Government to probe use of anti-AIDS grants,  26/Aug/05
Global fund suspends anti-AIDS grants,  24/Aug/05
ARV targets achieved ahead of schedule,  20/Jul/05
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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