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Two parliamentary committees want to cut costs by closing down the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), set up 24 years ago to oversee and coordinate HIV prevention and control – despite activists' fears that this could damage the fight against HIV/AIDS.The UAC was set up at a time when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was ravaging the country, and was responsible for formulating policy, coordinating HIV programs across several ministries, mobilizing and monitoring resources, leading advocacy activities and promoting HIV/AIDS-related research.It does not directly implement HIV/AIDS programs.UAC figures show that 1.5 million Ugandans are living with HIV, some 143,000 of them children, out of a population estimated at 39 million.
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