World Aids Day Celebrated With Band Match In Entebbe
Uganda Virus Research Institute(UVRI) commemorated the International HIV/AIDS and Candle-light day on the 1st of December 2022. The main celebrations were at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) but started with a community sensitisation walk with a band at 8:30am to 9:00am. The official celebrant was Assistant Director Dr Tom Lutalo who ably represented Prof Kaleebu Pontiano.
The match was followed with a light warm up session to welcome the staff from the walk at the UVRI grounds where they received presentations from various speakers namely; Dr Brenda Oketch- Director IAVI, Dr Nassim Kyakuwa- Deputy Head of the HIV committee and later Dr Tom Lutalo. The presentations were on the Day’s Theme: Ending HIV Stigma and Discrimination: Our Collective Responsibility from 01.15-1.30PM.
The staff later took part in a candlelight moment of silence to remember all who passed on due to the pandemic.
The guest of Honor was Dr Stephen Watiti who shared his HIV story and how he has championed the fight against stigma.