U.S. Mission Uganda today announced the successful completion of the Supporting Public Sector Workplaces to Expand Action and Responses to HIV/AIDS (SPEAR) project, funded by the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID). The public sector is Uganda's largest employer and is profoundly affected by the threat that HIV/AIDS poses, particularly to young and middle-aged adults at the peak of productivity. It cripples productivity through absenteeism and the death of workers and their relatives while increasing expenditures for health care and recruitment of new personnel
U.S. Ambassador Scott DeLisi and Swedish Ambassador Urban Andersson visited the Rhona Medical Center in Kansanga last week. The medical center is one of 45 small and medium size private health providers that have received loans under a joint Sweden-U.S. loan program to enhance availability of credit to the private sector.
The U.S. Mission today announced the successful completion of the Uganda activity under the Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Program, a six-year $40 million regional initiative financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
On January 24, 2014, U.S. Mission Uganda launched the second six-month YouthMap internship program for young university graduates to improve their employment prospects and contribute to the country’s broader economic development efforts. The YouthMap Program is a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Restless Development Uganda.
The public-private partnership led by the USAID, Saving Mothers, Giving Life, announced today that the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where the initiative has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions
Last updated: May 21, 2014