Private Sector One Dollar HIV&AIDS Initiative (ODI)

Private Sector One Dollar HIV&AIDS Initiative (ODI)

Despite the significant achievements made to date in Uganda, HIV&AIDS still remains a challenge, with remarkable high HIV prevalence with new infections working population. While Government of Uganda has invested considerable resources in combating HIV and AIDS, there is still a lot of dependence on external foreign donors especially for the purchase of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment commodities.

On Sunday, 9th December 2018, private sector players together with other delegates joined in a walk/run to promote the One dollar Initiative (ODI).

The One Dollar HIV & AIDS Initiative Uganda (ODI) is a private sector led innovative mechanism aimed at raising domestic resources to support HIV & AIDS national response. HIV & AIDS does not only affect consumption and profitability of business but also destabilizes the overall business environment in the Country.

ODI’s purpose therefore is to engage the private sector to create an endowment fund to support treatment and to stop the flow of new infections.

The ODI clearly aligns with the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act (2014) which emphasizes the value of multi-sector collaboration and increased domestic investment in health as one of the ways that will ensure its sustainable control.

The walk/run kicked off from City Square, Kampala to UMA Show grounds and it was under the theme ‘Until it’s over’.

Mr. Patrick Bitature said, “This is not a tax but a moral obligation for every Ugandan to make a commitment by contributing at least one dollar (Shs 4,000) and this can be done once a year, every month, every week or every day.”

The Chairperson, One Dollar Initiative, Vinand Nantulya said that the campaign is aimed at building an endowment fund worth US$ 1 billion over a period of 5 years which when invested through banks in form of treasury bills and bonds should give at least 10 percent interest.

We encourage members of the Private Sector to donate generously to this cause.

To donate via mobile money, follow the steps below;

MTN

Dial *165*4*4#

Enter merchant code: onedollar

Enter reference: type your name

Enter amount:e.g. 5000

Enter pin:****

Send

AIRTEL

Dial *185*4*9#

Enter business number:300600

Enter Amount: e.g. 5000

Enter reference: type your name

Enter pin to confimr:****

Send

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For more information, visit PSFU offices, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, Kampala

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