The survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their cost and to supply issues, including stock-outs over the next two months.
Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network that are only 3500 HIV people are active while the rest can’t be traced. He says efforts by the health officials to trace for the patients who have abandoned treatment have proved futile.
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that the right to health is eluding the poor and people trying to lift themselves out of poverty are being crushed by the unacceptably high costs of health care, with at least half the world’s population unable to access essential health services.
Initial studies had highlighted a possible link between DTG and birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, that cause conditions like spina bifida in infants born to women who used the drug at the time of conception.
The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between the resources needed and those available to manage the disease, as donors provide less funding, and domestic investments grow too slowly to compensate for inflation. For the first time, the global resources available for the AIDS response declined significantly, by nearly USD 1 billion.