Kikonyogo Kivumbi is a pioneer in what could be a promising strategy for improving the health of LGBT people in many homophobic countries. He is the first LGBT representative on Uganda’s health panel that oversees HIV programs financed by the Global Fund. Under newly adopted Global Fund rules, each country’s panel (called a “Country Coordinating Mechanism,” or CCM) must have representatives from populations that are most at-risk for contracting HIV infections. These groups are also known as “key affected populations.” In many countries, LGBT people are among those populations.It’s great to hear that Uganda will now have a LGBT rep. Hopefully more CCMs in african countries will have LGBT representatives.http://theglobalfund.org/en/publications/2014-07-25_Key_Populations_Action_Plan_2014-2017/
FINALLY, AN LGBT VOICE ON UGANDA’S ANTI-HIV PANEL.