Uganda’s Monitor Examines Efforts To Provide Antiretroviral Drugs to HIV-Positive Ugandans
Uganda's Monitor on Thursday examined efforts by the government to provide antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive people in the country. Although approximately 120,000 HIV-positive Ugandans need antiretrovirals, only about 13,000 are expected to be on treatment by November, according to Dr. Elizabeth Namagala, who is in charge of antiretrovirals for the country's Ministry of Health, the Monitor reports. Namagala said that The AIDS Support Organization will distribute the medications based on the order in which people registered for the treatment program (Bakyawa, Monitor, 8/26). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.