U.S. Mission Uganda today announced the successful completion of the Supporting Public Sector Workplaces to Expand Action and Responses to HIV/AIDS (SPEAR) project, funded by the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID). The public sector is Uganda's largest employer and is profoundly affected by the threat that HIV/AIDS poses, particularly to young and middle-aged adults at the peak of productivity. It cripples productivity through absenteeism and the death of workers and their relatives while increasing expenditures for health care and recruitment of new personnel
This combined file contains key documents including Strategies, Plans, Policies, and related Health Surveys. They include the following:
President Obama's new U.S. Global Development Policy directs USAID to formulate Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS) that are results-oriented and partner with host countries to focus investments. USAID/Uganda's CDCS implements this policy in the Ugandan context, making considered choices that focus and deepen programs and take closer account of the host country and donor context, while maintaining close coordination with U.S. Government (USG) partners.
This report constitutes the latest, most comprehensive national HIV and AIDS information for Uganda. Information is wide ranging and includes data on HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours, patient care, and biomarker indicators. The survey results demonstrate both the strengths and challenges of Uganda’s response. Furthermore, the results demonstrate indisputably that HIV infection remains a significant health problem for Uganda; for this reason, the report should serve as a call to action for all stakeholders.
Last updated: October 22, 2014