The Sustainable Financing Initiative In Uganda

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Funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Sustainable Financing Initiative for HIV/AIDS (SFI) aims to increase sustainability of the HIV response by promoting shared financial responsibility with host country governments. Since 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has implemented SFI in 16 countries and two regional programs, with a budget of nearly $48 million.

Uganda’s HIV epidemic is among the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, about 1.4 million people were living with HIV (PLHIV), accounting for 6.2 percent of the population. Approximately 43,500 people were newly infected with HIV and 19,200 died from an AIDS-related illness.1 The Government of Uganda recognizes the importance of ensuring long-term sustainability of its HIV response and has committed to mobilize funds from a variety of sources, both domestic and international, to control the epidemic.

In collaboration with the Government of Uganda and relevant stakeholders, SFI activities focused on increasing domestic financing for the country’s HIV response. SFI mobilized $9 in domestic resources for HIV for every US taxpayer dollar invested.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 11:00am

Last updated: May 12, 2021