Ugandan Government Creates Fund To Coordinate Spending for HIV/AIDS Programs
The Ugandan government has established a fund that will allow all HIV/AIDS groups to contribute toward the cost of maintaining the Ugandan AIDS Commission, a government-sponsored committee that coordinates and evaluates HIV/AIDS-related projects, the Uganda's Monitor/AllAfrica.com reports. The Uganda HIV/AIDS Partnership Fund, which will operate under a mutual agreement between the government and its partners, was established in order to "provide a common and transparent mechanism" for channeling funding to the UAC. Details regarding the fund have not yet been released. However, guidelines for the management of the fund said that the account will be established at a "selected bank" in Kampala and the money collected in the fund will be used to "provide formal and representative fora for all partners in the national response in order to facilitate the coordination task of UAC." Funds will also be used for activities such as the International World AIDS campaign (Kameo/Nalugo, Monitor/AllAfrica.com, 10/2).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.