New Project Uses Data and Determination to Expand Key HIV Services in Eastern Uganda

Photo by Tommy Trenchard for IntraHealth International November 30, 2017 IntraHealth International’s newest project in Uganda—the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda Activity (or USAID RHITES-E)—developed a 60-day strategy to help the Eastern Uganda region achieve and surpass some of its annual HIV service goals. Some 1.4 million adults and children are living with HIV in Uganda. The adult prevalence rate is 6.4%, and 28,000 Ugandans died due to AIDS-related causes in 2016. But the government has fast-tracked the country’s fight toward an AIDS-free generation and is making significant progress. New HIV infections in adults dropped from 135,000 in 2010 to about 60,000 in 2016

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New Project Uses Data and Determination to Expand Key HIV Services in Eastern Uganda