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PEPFAR and Department of Defense Support UPDF Hospital
On June 7, 2011, Bombo military hospital, a facility supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) commissioned a hospital incinerator and a renovated HIV clinic.
The incinerator is a critical part of the hospitals commitment to quality healthcare in that it will properly manage medical waste. It is the only incinerator within its sub-region of Uganda, and will be shared with other local healthcare facilities. Bombo is now the only military hospital with an incinerator.
The renovated HIV clinic provides a welcoming area for patients that come for HIV care and treatment, and includes 5 rooms for counseling, supplies, and examinations. Construction for both the incinerator and the clinic were supervised by UPDF engineers. Costs for construction was paid for by the American people.
In attendance at the ceremony was the director of HIV& AIDS for the UPDF, representatives from the Chief of Medical Services Office at the UPDF, UPDF HIV & AIDS implementing partners NAMERU (National Medical Research Unit), and RTI (Research Triangle International), Clinical Director at DHAPP (Department of Defense HIV & AIDS Prevention Program) Naval Health Research Center, representatives from the U.S. Embassy, and other officers under the directorate of HIV & AIDS.