King Oyo Chosen To Spearhead Global HIV Fight


abortion geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The announcement was made by Moses Engadu, ampoule the deputy Regional Director African Young Positives Network, a Non-Governmental Organization working under the United Nations.

The colourful function held at Karuzika Harukoto hill in Fort Portal on Saturday was witnessed by Princess Ruth Komuntale, Queen Mother Best Kemigisa Akiiki and the Prime Minister Stephen Kaliba.

Mr Engadu revealed that King Oyo will be leading all the National and International delegations that will be focusing on the fight against the deadly scourge.

“King Oyo’s appointment follows a meeting that was held in Cape Town South Africa in December 2013 attended by members from all countries in the continent of Africa. Over 5,000 young people voted King Oyo as their ambassador in the campaign against HIV/AIDS,” said Egadu.

He revealed King Oyo was selected to champion the campaign because the youthful royal has always demonstrated good leadership and care for the needy and people Living with HIV.

“As an Ambassador, the King will mobilize the youth on the African Continent to ensure that the HIV/AIDS scourge comes to an end by 2030. I only call for solidarity and cooperation among the leaders of Africa and your support in the struggle to reduce HIV/AIDS.”

Oyo welcomed the offer before promising to give his all in fighting HIV/AIDS.

Hon Stephen Kaliba, the kingdom premier, expressed concern over the increased HIV AIDS cases in Uganda especially in Tooro region before urging Oyo to start the global campaign from Tooro region.

According to the statistics, Kabarole district leads in HIV AIDS prevalence rate of 11.3 percent higher than the national prevalence of 7.5 while the regional prevalence rate stands at 8.3percent.

According to Catherine Kemigabo, the District Health Educator, “this rate calls for team work and cooperation from all stakeholders in sensitizing the masses about the scourge if we are to have a reduction.”

She said it’s only ABC strategy (Abstinence, Being faithful to partners and condom use) that will see the prevalence rate reduce in Tooro.

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