Uganda Launches 100–Day Accelerated Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Scale-Up Plan

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On July 3, 2019, the Ministry of Health launched the 100-Day Accelerated Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) Scale-Up Plan in Kampala. The plan aims to prevent tuberculosis (TB) among People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Uganda by:

  • Enrolling 300,000 PLHIV on isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT)
  • Scaling up IPT initiation of children living with HIV and under-five TB contacts at 1,947 antiretroviral therapy sites
  • Ensuring 100 percent completion of IPT after 100 days, both for new and previously enrolled clients

 

Left to Right: Her Excellency Deborah R. Malac, US Ambassador to Uganda; Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Uganda Country Representative; Honorable Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s Minister for Health
Left to Right: Her Excellency Deborah R. Malac, US Ambassador to Uganda; Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Uganda Country Representative; Honorable Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda’s Minister for Health
Publication Date 
July 2019
Resource Type 
Technical Briefs
Regions/ Countries 
Language 
English