HIV/AIDS & Development

Despite a remarkable campaign against HIV/Aids in Uganda, which saw prevalence rates fall from 18 percent in 1992 to 6.4 percent in 2005, infection rates have started rising again. The 2011 National Aids Indicator Survey carried out by the Ministry of Health shows HIV prevalence rates at 7.3 percent, with 130,000 new HIV infections every year.

Our Goals

UNDP is supporting the integration of HIV/Aids into national and sub-national plans, into budgets, monitoring processes, legislation and policy discussions for managing aid flows and an assessment of the condition’s effect on Uganda’s economy.We work to integrate HIV/Aids concerns into national and subnational plans with a view on lowering the prevalence rates and protecting the rights of people living with HIV/Aids. more

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Addressing the social and economic drivers of the HIV epidemic, and mitigating the impact of AIDS

UNDP helps countries to mainstream attention to HIV and health into action on gender equality, poverty reduction and the broader efforts to achieve and sustain the Millennium Development Goals. In Uganda, UNDP works closely with UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, and other agencies in Uganda to formulate measures and national and sub-national policies to address pressing HIV/Aids concerns (Photo: NUERP/WHO)

Our Stories

  • Women waiting to receive health services at a health centre in Amuru district, in Northern Uganda (Photo: UNDP Uganda)

    Teso leaders in initiative to tackle HIV/AIDS

    Fifty local leaders have formed an HIV/Aids task force to coordinate efforts of health networks, local leaders, civil society, international donors and the public, in responsemore

Projects and Initiatives

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The United Nations Joint Support Programme on HIV/AIDS (JUPSA)

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UN-JUPSA) is a global programme aimed at improving the UN and Multilateral System coordination of HIV/AIDS. This was as part of efforts to achieve efficient use of resources and enhance ownership of the response by national governments as key players in building an effective HIV response. more