In Uganda, 6.4% of the 33 million people are HIV/AIDS positive. This is a sharp decline from about 30% in the 1980s, when the pandemic first struck the country. The theme for this year’s World Aids Day was: 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. However, Uganda chose to mark the day under the theme to highlight the need for Paediatric HIV/AIDS interventions under the theme “I have a duty to protect every child from HIV/AIDS….. Do you?” The theme reflected Uganda’s national priority in addressing the challenges of the pandemic in the country, with an estimated 25,000 children born each year HIV positive.
This year, following the cancellation of a sex workers conference on November 18,2010 to sensitiser on leadership and health, among which is HIV/AIDS, WONETHA felt the need to come out and make a public Open appeal for Solidarity to the Civil Society Organisations addressing HIV/AIDS.
This report includes information about WONETHA's efforts on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010. Pictures are included.
You can download this 11 page PDF resource above. This resource is in English.