Progress update on the Presidential Fast Track Initiative

Progress update on the Presidential Fast Track Initiative

Over the years, Uganda’s efforts in combating HIV and AIDS have registered considerable progress. However, HIV and AIDS is still around as a major public health threat. On June 06, 2017, the president of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni launched the Presidential Fast Track Initiative (PFTI) with a goal of ending AIDS by 2030.

The initiative is hinged on the following objectives, in order to end AIDS by 2030;

  • Engage men in HIV Prevention and close the tap on new HIV infections, particularly among Adolescent girls and Young Women;
  • Accelerate implementation of Test and treat and attainment of the 90-90-90 targets, particularly among men and young people.

  • Consolidate progress on Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV;
  • Ensure Financial Sustainability for the HIV response;
  • Ensure institutional effectiveness for a well-coordinated multi-sectoral response.

Since its launch, the PFTI has realized the following achievements among others:

  • The National Sexuality Education Framework was launched by H.E the First Lady;
  • Ministry of Education: continued implementation of the PIASCY program
  • Cultural leaders have rolled out the Presidential Fast Track Initiative focusing on community mobilization to advance the objectives of the initiative through their structures
  • Religious leaders at inter-denominational level have endorsed position papers focusing on HIV prevention, male engagement and sexuality education, sexual Gender Based Violence and other social development programs

  • Adolescent girl and young women inter-ministerial task force (chaired by H.E the First Lady ) has developed a framework under which adolescent and young women issues are being addressed
  • Under leadership of the Ministry of Health an innovative mechanism called the “SURGE”) was launched where 5 key indicators are continuously monitored and reported on.
  • Achieved major reduction in the number of new pediatric infection
  • Successfully integrated eMTCT services into routine RMNCAH in all HCIII and above

The following are the priorities for 2018/19

  • Follow up and monitoring of implementation of agreed actions;
  • Accelerate implementation of domestic financing initiatives;

  • Strengthening strategic information; and
  • Streamlining coordination of stakeholders and compliance to the NSP

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