This blog is about social networking about UNASO activities. UNASO was established in 1996 in order to provide a platform for coordination, networking resource mobilization and information sharing among civil society AIDS service organizations so as to improve on the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of their contribution to the national response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
CSOs task government to absorb PEPFAR
Society Organisations (CSOs) have called upon government to absorb health
workers that are under the President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Speaking at a
meeting in Kampala recently, the CSOs said PEPFAR has been supporting many
health workers in the country but for purposes of ownership, there is need for
government to take responsibility of its people.
of the 2,632 health workers that were under PEPFAR, only 580 (22 per cent)
health workers have been absorbed, 438 (17 per cent) left the system and the
remaining 1605 (61 per cent) ae yet to be absorbed.
fear among CSOs that should PEPFAR pullout, there will be a crisis in the
health sector especially as regards to HIV/AIDS. The CSO called government to
gradually take on these health workers to ensure that they continue helping in
the fight against HIV. Sarah Tumwebaze