The outgoing UNAIDS Country representative Musa Bungudu has paid a courtesy visit to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadagga with a strong call on sustaining the progress achieved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Bungundu notes that Uganda has made a remarkable progress in fighting the deadly HIV with 86% reduction in new infections and 95% of pregnant women on treatment across the country.
Speaker Kadaga pledged to priotise and keep truck of the progress with an appointment of an official to take full responsibility on the sustainable development goals.
The outgoing UNAIDS country representative Musa Bungundu has appealed to the government to continue spearheading the sustainability of the progress achieved in the fight against the deadly HIV/AIDS.
This was during his courtesy visit to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga to bid farewell. MUSA BUNGUNDU – OUTGOING UNAIDS REP
Bungundu who has served in this capacity for close to six years says efforts have been invested in this fight and therefore they should not be left to the dogs citing the laxity of drugs expiring. MUSA BUNGUNDU – OUTGOING UNAIDS REP
Bungudu also commended the peaceful environment in Uganda compared to his home country Nigeria. MUSA BUNGUNDU – OUTGOING UNAIDS REP
The UNDP resident coordinator Rosa Malangu has pledged continued support to Uganda for her to develop the National Development plan. She also asks for increase in access to information to develop entrepreneurship from the grassroots level. ROSA MALUNGU – UNDP RESIDENT COORDINATOR
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga who commended the relationship says she is going to task the president so that somebody is appointed to keep truck of the progress and to produce annual reports on the Sustainable development goals. REBECCA KADAGA – SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT
HIV/AIDS continues to claim lives however with assorted efforts, increase to information and political will to fight the disease could yield positive results.