HIV/AIDS Still the Leading Cause of Deaths in Uganda

HIV/AIDS is still the leading cause of deaths in Uganda, mind a recent report has deduced. A Study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) shows that fewer people are dying from respiratory infections and malaria in Uganda unlike in the recent years, check and that larger numbers of people suffer from serious health challenges related to unsafe sex [HIV/AIDS], erectile childhood wasting and unsafe water.

In 2015 research findings showed that 1.5million people lived with HIV/AIDS, place the adult HIV prevalence at 7.1%; 83000 were the AIDS related deaths, and that only 57percent of the patients were on antiretroviral treatment.

According to Town Dr. Charles Shey Wiysonge, a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at University of Cape Town, the leading cause of deaths in Uganda and East Africa is still having unsafe sex which leads to HIV/AIDS.

“Policy makers in all nations, in this subject Uganda can use this study to align spending to target the things that will make their communities healthier faster for better and steady development’’ he said while presenting his research for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) in Washington on Thursday.

The study draws on the work of more than 1,800 collaborators in nearly 130 countries and territories.

The report was released at an event co-sponsored by IHME, the Lancet, and the World Bank in Washington DC.

This year, researchers analysed each country using a social –demographic index, examining rates of education, fertility and income.

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