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July 19, 2021

When COVID-19 hit Uganda, Margaret Bayoru worried about how patients in the country's remote facilities in the West Nile region would receive medicines. As the person responsible for inventory management at Arua regional emergency supply chain stores, Margaret knew that her colleagues in these health facilities not only needed the medicines to save patients' lives, but they also needed personal protective equipment to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

January 22, 2021

Uganda has one of the lowest electrification rates in the world, so bringing electricity to more than 40 million Ugandans is a critical national and regional objective. Despite significant efforts over the last 20 years, the rate has remained low—around 24%. Although power is available in Uganda, many communities, homes, and businesses do not have access to electricity due to expensive grid connection fees, including high house wiring costs. To fast-track and scale electrification access, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), working with several donor organizations including USAID and Power Africa, developed the national Electricity Connections Policy (ECP). Operationalized in November 2018, the ECP removes electricity connection fees (at least $165) and significantly reduces the inspection charges for customers.

Rights and Justice Activity Launch
October 29, 2020

The three-year activity, implemented by Freedom House, will facilitate participation of women, youth, children, and other vulnerable populations in accessing justice through legal aid, providing referrals for psycho-social support, and strengthening local civil society groups to advocate for human rights in Uganda.  USAID/RAJA aims to help members of vulnerable population groups who are victims of human rights abuses access justice, protection, and referral services

September 17, 2020

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