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VP tips on AIDS

By Vision Reporter

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TRANSFORMING rural people’s lifestyle and putting them at the centre of the struggle against AIDS will reduce the pandemic, Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has said.

TRANSFORMING rural people’s lifestyle and putting them at the centre of the struggle against AIDS will reduce the pandemic, Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has said.

By Cyprian Musoke

TRANSFORMING rural people’s lifestyle and putting them at the centre of the struggle against AIDS will reduce the pandemic, Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has said.

In a speech read by health minister Jim Muhwezi, Bukenya called for mass mobilisation against HIV/AIDS.
This was at the annual Uganda Medical association (UMA) conference in Kampala on Thursday.

Bukenya said the world had learned from Uganda in tackling the tragedy and the government would remain committed to fighting the scourge.

The theme of the conference was ‘HIV/AIDS care: a holistic and collaborative approach.’
Three doctors were recognised for their outstanding achievement in the fight against AIDS.

The commissioner for health services, Dr. Sam Okware, received the UMA order of merit for being instrumental in the struggle, while the Joint Clinical Research Centre director, Prof. Peter Mugyenyi, got an award for AIDS research and advocacy.

Dr. Francis Wamala was awarded for running one of the most successful health sub-districts in the country, Samia Bugwe health centre in Busia.

UMA president Dr. Margaret Mungherera said doctors were unsung heroes in the HIV/AIDS fight, who needed to be prioritised in resource allocation.

VP tips on AIDS

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