As the country awaits the reading for the national Budget for the financial year 2011/2012, there are sections of population who are raising key issues that should be the main focus of the national budget
One of such groups is the HIV/AIDS activists who have called for the need to increase in the budget allocation to the health sector.
The Uganda director international community of women living with HIV/AIDS East Africa Lillian Mwoleko says, the health budget allocation should be increased from the current 9% to 15%. She urgues that such an increment will help improve service delivery in the sector especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
According to African union Maputo declaration of 2003, member countries agreed to committee at least 15% of their annual national Budget to the health sector.
But Mwoleko says Uganda’s national budget share to the health still remains at 9% with maternal and child health being the least funded.
By Mugisa Isaac Mathias