Uganda Essay

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Aids is a worldwide pandemic, it is affecting people on every continent, and country. However this paper focuses on Africa, within the county of Uganda. In Uganda, AIDS rate has dropped drastically in the last ten years. Whether it is due to deaths, incorrect calculations, change in behavior or a country coming together as one, this country has worked for several years to reduce the rate of people infected with the disease. Although, Uganda has made commendable progress in improving the fight towards AIDS they still lack and are in much more of improvement. The country as one needs education, they need to be taught and raise awareness even more.
According to the Millennium Development Goals, Uganda has made improvements to reduce the spread of AIDS. Uganda was one of the first countries in Africa to report a decline in the rate In 1986, President Yoweri Museveni made a commitment to help fight AIDS and organized a program to help establish the National AIDS Control Program with the Ministry of Health (Global Initiative, Buonocore, 2003). President Museveni made it clear that AIDS was not a problem but it was something the country was dealing as one. Museveni helped with creating ideas and programs to help his people deal with the disease. In 1992, the Uganda AIDS commission opened and their mission “is to provide overall leadership in the coordination and management of an effective HIV/AIDS National Response” (Uganda AIDS Commission, 1992). Now the commission is the headquarters used for AIDS information. With the commission opened the people of Uganda had hope and support to help them with the disease, and the commission has helped reduced the rate and educate the people of Uganda. With all the help the people of Uganda has received from organizations, they still need to improve their numbers, as the rates drop they also come back up. There is no accurate percentage of the dropped rate, all is known that organizations need to raise more awareness, and begin with the young ones. ...

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