Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) and partners developed the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP) 2020/2021 – 2024/25 to guide implementation of the HIV and AIDS multi-sectoral response and align HIV and AIDS interventions to the key drivers of the epidemic and other key national development plans. The NSP is aligned to the third National Development Plan (NDP III) and provides overall strategic direction for the national response under four broad thematic areas: (i) prevention, (ii) care and treatment, (iii) social support and protection, and (iv) systems strengthening.
To operationalize the NSP, UAC and partners developed a National Priority Action Plan (NPAP), which articulates activities by stakeholders for each strategic action. The NPAP spells out output results, time frame, and lead sectors for implementation of strategic actions. The M&E plan for the NSP lays out a framework for tracking and evaluating the interventions. UAC also worked with partners to develop the National HIV and AIDS Research Agenda 2020/2021 – 2024/2025. UAC therefore organizes the Annual National HIV and AIDS Scientific Meeting to provide a platform for programmers and scientists to discuss progress and challenges in implementation of the research agenda and the HIV response generally, and to dialogue on solutions to the challenges.