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HIV Law Petition No. 24 Hearings kickoff at The Constitutional Court Six Years After The Case was Filed

Ntinda, Kampala – On June 7th, 2022, the HIV Constitutional petition no. 24 of 2016, which challenges sections 18(e), 41, 43 and 44 of the HIV Prevention and Control Act, 2015, was heard six years after it was filed at the constitutional court. Background In 2016, the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET), together with Prof. Ben Twinomugisha of School of Law – Makerere and Lilian Mworeko, Executive Director, International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA), filed the HIV petition on behalf of the People...
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UGANDA AIDS COMMISSION, UGANET HOST THE FIRST EVER PHILLY LUTAAYA AWARDS

On November 30th, 2021, the Uganda AIDS Commission together with Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS (UNAGET) and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) hosted the 2021 Philly Lutaaya Awards at Onomo Hotel in Kampala. Philly Lutaaya was a Ugandan musician and is remembered as the first prominent Ugandan to give a human face to HIV/AIDS and became a national hero because he was the first Ugandan to declare that he was HIV positive in 1988. Despite the stigma then, Lutaaya spent his remaining time writing songs about his battle...
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The Legacy of Philly Lutaaya

Born to Sing Born on 19th October 1951, Philly Bongoley Lutaaya left behind a legacy so significant, it has cemented him on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest artists that Africa has ever seen. The impact of his music has transcended the continent and reached every corner of the planet. Dr. Alban, a Sweden-based Nigerian musician, once said he considered him one of the best musicians to come out of Africa. As an honorable gesture, Dr. Alban named one of his own albums after Lutaaya’s “Born in Africa.” From his...
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