The President's Malaria Initiative -- PMI is a collaborative U.S. Government effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the Department of State, the White House, and others. PMI assists national malaria control programs to achieve the President's goal of cutting malaria-related deaths by 50 percent in target countries.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works to accelerate economic growth in Uganda by fostering private and public investment in key growth sectors such as agriculture and tourism. Under the current country strategy, USAID aims to reduce poverty and hunger and support sustainable use of Uganda’s natural resources. In the agriculture sector, USAID’s team works in three key commodities -- coffee, maize, and beans that are priorities for the Government of Uganda.
Uganda suffered one of Africa’s longest running conflicts as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) terrorized communities in northern Uganda for nearly 20 years. Government policy and insecurity in the region during this period led to the displacement of nearly 1.8 million people from their homes into IDP camps while an estimated 25,000 children were abducted by the LRA and forced to commit brutal atrocities. With the end of hostilities and the ensuing demobilization of IDP camps in 2009, the U.N.
Last updated: May 18, 2015