Gov’t Commends Baylor Uganda For Treating Children Living With HIV

Baylor Uganda is currently looking after 13,000 children living with HIV


The Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng has hailed Baylor Uganda for championing treatment of HIV affected children as well as helping Uganda achieve the elimination of Mother To Child HIV Transmissions.

The minister said Tuesday that government was gratified by the work of Baylor Uganda and the results they have brought for Uganda as a whole.

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“I am more than happy with what Baylor Uganda is doing; they have exceedingly achieved on their mandate of treating children affected with HIV. We ask other stakeholders to join in the elimination most especially among adolescents, malady ” she said.

The Minister who was touring Baylor Uganda Center of Excellence Clinic in Mulago on Tuesday said she was very optimistic that new HIV infection among the infants would soon be something of the past if all stakeholders participate in the fight to combat HIV spread.

“Baylor Uganda is currently dealing with 13,000 children who are now receiving care and treatment under the pediatric HIV/AIDS program while over 29,000 adults are benefiting from the program manly in upcountry Ministry of Health facilities”

The Executive Director Baylor Uganda Dr. Adeodata Kekihebwa thanked government through ministry of health for entrusting them with the mandate of treating children affected by HIV and most importantly campaigning for the elimination of mother to child HIV transmission an initiative where first lady Hon Janet K Museveni was the patron.

Baylor Uganda operates at the center of post-natal clinic at Mulago hospital complex as well as 450 government health facilities in 22 districts across the country.


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