METS hosted Dr. Marta Ackers (MD, MPH), the East Africa Regional Associate Director in the Division of Global HIV and TB at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The visit was used to touch base with Program implementation; impact, progress, challenges and future plans.
The meeting was attended by representatives from CDC Uganda; Ray Ransom – the Project Officer for METS, Jenny Nel – Branch Chief Data Science and Informatics, Kenneth Musenge – Health Information Systems Team Lead, and Dr. Herbert Kiyingi – Surveillance, Surveys, and Implementation Science Team Lead.
Dr. Ackers cautioned METS to remain relevant to contributing to the country’s sustainability program and applauded the team’s effort in production of policies and guidelines, integration efforts, technical assistance offered to the Ministry of Health and efforts towards working within existing structures. She further called attention to TB care and treatment including outside HIV programing.