Dr. Martin Odiit is a Medical Doctor with a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his current position he was the UNAIDS Country Director for Somalia and UNAIDS Strategic Information Advisor in Namibia. His previous positions were with the UNAIDS Uganda office, the Uganda AIDS Control Project funded by the World Bank, and the USAID funded Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care in Kampala. He has also worked as an epidemiologist and researcher with the Uganda Government. In total, he has 28 years experience in the field of health and development. He is married and has 3 children.    
UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Overall Mandate  Through a series of goals, resolutions and declarations adopted by Member States of the United Nations, the world has a set of commitments, actions and goals to stop and reverse the spread of HIV and scale up the universal access. Mission The mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. Vision Zero new HIV infections; Zero discrimination; Zero AIDS-related deaths. Strategy The UNAIDS strategy aims to revolutionize HIV prevention, accelerate the next phase of treatment, care and support, and promote human rights and gender equality through implementing the 2016 UN Political Declaration on ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 in line with the SDGs. The Declaration provides a global mandate to Fast Track the AIDS response by 2020 including achieving the 90-90-90 target. What We Do Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the…