Uganda: Government Demands Students' HIV Status
April 22, 2013
The Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports has required secondary schools to report the HIV status of all students, teachers, and staff in this year's school census, due on April 22. Schools received the "pink form" for secondary schools on Wednesday, April 17. Items required on the pink form include information on students, infrastructure, sanitation, teaching materials, learners, and HIV status. Francis Lubanga, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports, warned that schools failing to provide all information will lose their license. Another Ministry of Education and Sports official stated that the request is part of a multi-sector approach the government has adopted to fight HIV, a leading cause of death in Uganda.
The Observer (Uganda)
04.22.2013; Shifa Mwesigye
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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