Lukwata tells URN that 25 countries voted a NO and she did on behalf of Uganda. Other countries that voted NO include China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Russia whereas the United States and European nations voted YES.
Natukunda Tryphena, an ambassador representing the Young People Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda says due to weaker anti-stigma policies put in place by the government many clients are forced to abandon treatment due to stigma by some members of the community.
Dr. Byama Mutamba, a consultant psychiatrist who heads the alcohol and drug addiction unit where the new MAT clinic falls, says clients will be receiving a safer and similar drug to what they are addicted t
Balironda says prior to the identification of the new cases, one of their staff had already tested positive and was treated at Entebbe Grade B hospital. According to Balironda, they intend to enforce strict controls to avoid further spread of the pandemic.
According to the Ministry of Health, the highest numbers of reported cases were from Kampala with 290 positives detected, followed by Wakiso with 74 cases. Most of the reported cases were from the Western part of the country.