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  Our Background
Alfred Martin Aruo
Dr. John B. Mugisa

Chapter Chairperson
Country Programme Director

By 1993, Uganda had the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. Although the country has made remarkable progress in reducing its HIV infection rates in both rural and urban areas since then, HIV/AIDS still remains a major development challenge. By 2009, 1.2 million people were living with HIV/AIDS and the current adult HIV prevalence of 6.4 % remains relatively high and is in fact showing signs of increasing again. The high HIV-discordance rates among married or cohabiting partners are of particular concern.. Read more


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Contact Details

Dr John Mugisa Bitanihirwe
Country Director
Plot 5 Matyrs Road, Ntinda
Off Corporation Road (Next to UNEB Offices)
P.O. Box 26323 Kampala

Tel: 256-41-4250102, 256-41-4341340
Mob: 256-772-463386
Fax: 256-41-4236838

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  Our Partners  

AMICAALL Uganda has received support for programme activities from a wide range of partners, such as UNDP, UNAIDS, Irish AID, United Kingdom Department for International Development Agency (DFID), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA ), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), UN APP, Ministry of Local Government (MOLG), Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA), Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), Municipal Development Partnership (MDP), UNFPA, WHO, USAID, FCM and others. Some highlights include:

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)/Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - developed a city-to-city cooperation in collaboration with the AMICAALL Uganda Programme and the UN APP. The city of Kampala, with support from FCM, CIDA and AMICAALL Uganda, is implementing a project to facilitate community needs assessment and development of village and parish HIV action plans.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - provided funding to support economic assistance and vocational training to orphaned and vulnerable children, and affected households, in 10 selected municipalities.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - through its Ulysses Programme, PwC provided technical assistance to AMICAALL Uganda in 2004 to improve municipal HIV/AIDS-related information and collection and management systems and overall coordination.
UNAIDS - provided a programme acceleration grant.
UNDP - allocated funding for programme activities, including development of a HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme.
USAID - provided a grant to support the development of a community-response project to aid orphans and vulnerable children in the municipality of Soroti; through PEPFAR funding, is supporting a project to strengthen community interventions on HIV, focusing on support services to orphaned and vulnerable children, targeting four urban centres in Kampala.
US Conference of Mayors / Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - supporting a city-to-city cooperation initiative; activities have been initiated between the City of Jinja and the City of Macon, Georgia, which have included visits and exhanges by both Mayors.

  Key facts Uganda & HIV/ AIDS  
Latest statistics
Total Population: 34,612 Million
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 54.1
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 1,224.10
Adult population, ages 15 to 49, living with HIV: 6.4%
Approximate number of cases of HIV infections that have been diagnosed and reported:  1,200,000
Adults (15 – up) living with HIV/ AIDS: 1,000,000
Women (15 – up) living with HIV/ AIDS: 610,000
Children (0 to 14) living with HIV/ AIDS: 150,000
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS: 64,000
Estimated number of orphans (aged 0 -17) due to AIDS: 1,200,000




(The latest statistics are from UNAIDS, 2009)

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