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MJAP supports Mulago hospital with autoclave machine
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MJAP is supporting Mulago Hospital with an autoclave. An autoclave is an electric steam sterilizer which is used to sterilize equipment and supplies killing biological contamination.

Specifications:    This Electric Heated Vertical Steam Sterilizer, Model: LS-B75L, Volume 65*63*115cm has the latest technology for sterilization.

This autoclave will support the Family Planning Clinic of Mulago Hospital specifically with screening for cancer of the cervix.

It will be used for sterilizing vaginal speculum –this tool is used for visualizing the cervix and the vaginal walls, Gallipots and kidney dishes and Cotton wool and gauze used for cleaning the desired area before being examined.

The importance of sterilization cannot be over stated. This will go a long way in improving the lives of many women that come for this service at the family planning unit.

The handover of the machine was presided over by Dr. Jolly Nankunda the head of the pediatric department of Mulago, who represented the Deputy Executive Director Dr. Birabwa Doreen on behalf of Mulago Hospital and Dr. Cecilia Nawavvu the MJAP Program manager Mulago. The event was also graced by the sister in charge of the family planning unit of Mulago.

American Ambassador to Launch Safe Male Circumcision services at MJAP supported Makerere University Hospital

The American Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Scott H. DeLisi will on Tuesday 11th December 2012 launch free Safe Male Circumcision at Makerere University Hospital.

Makerere University Hospital opposite the main gate of Makerere University offers 24hour health services to the more than 30,000 student population and the Makerere community.

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) has since 2011 worked with the hospital to offer free comprehensive HIV/AIDS services. In a bid to curb new infections, MJAP is spear heading combination prevention interventions. Combination prevention is the new approach to the management of HIV/AIDS infection. This involves dissemination of ABC messages, Safe Male circumcision and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and Antiretroviral treatment.

The ministry of health has embarked on a scale up program to have 4.2 million eligible males circumcised by 2015. This will contribute to a reduction in new HIV infections by 40%. The Makerere university hospital has to date circumcised over 10,000 males contributing about 1% of the national target for the year of 1,000,000 males.The services are free of charge and are offered every day Monday to Friday. The launch will take place from 3:00Pm.












MJAP joins the rest of the world in celebrating World AIDS Day. In line with the year’s theme “accelerating action towards zero new infections” the program will engage in Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) surgical camps in Mbarara and Kampala. Safe male circumcision is a new proven prevention method against HIV and comes with additional health benefits.

Dr. Dalsone Kwarisima Bitekyerezo the prevention Advisor for Mulago says “Our target are the University young adults, very sexually active and in need of prevention services. We shall offer them HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) and other prevention services in our new combination prevention approach.

”Dr. Proscovia Athieno will lead the SMC team at Kyambogo University. The target group will be the university students and their community.In Mbarara, the prevention team has planned a six day camp.“We will offer SMC and HCT for 6 days at both Rubindi & Bukiro Health Center IIIs from 27th November, 2012 to 1st December, 2012” Confirms Dr. Dan Natureeba the prevention Advisor for Mbarara.

These are plans in support of the national efforts of reducing new infection in the management of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.MJAP currently cares for one in every 10 people on HIV/AIDS treatment in Uganda. These services could not be possible without the technical assistance from the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and support from the US Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS relief (PEPFAR)




Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark the World AIDS day on Dec 1, 2012 in Kasensero fishing village, Kakuuto, Rakai district, the Director General Uganda Aids Commission, Dr Kihumuro Apuuli has said.

In his communication read by the Rakai district MP Mathias Kasamba, at a press conference at Parliament, Kihumuro said President Yoweri Museveni is expected to preside over the function in a theme dubbed “Re–engaging leaders for effective HIV prevention.”

Activities to mark the day will include voluntary testing and counseling among others. As usual, MJAP will provide free HIV services and exhibit as a leading partner of the Uganda AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health AIDS Control Program.





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