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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:00am

KAMPALA – The U.S. Mission to Uganda on September 30, 2016 awarded University Research Co., LLC (URC)’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity—a $ 55,372,562 million agreement to support the design and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated regional health, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition project.  

The award, which was made possible due to the support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to maximize the impact of the investments of the Government of Uganda, the U.S. Government, and others, in health services and systems.

The five-year activity targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services. The activity will build on previous USAID-funded efforts to address HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; family planning; malaria; nutrition; maternal, neonatal, and child health, as well as other related projects in the region.

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:00am

The U.S. Mission to Uganda has announced a donation of $3 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in support of refugees in Uganda. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of Food for Peace (FFP), provided the funding to WFP on behalf of the American people.

Youth in Agribusiness
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 7:15am

The Mubende District Youth Camp is an annual event that offers as many as 500 attendees from throughout the district the opportunity to come together and learn about the development programs available to them. The key areas of focus at the camp will be agriculture, leadership, and health. The camp is held in a different district sub-county every year. This year, it’s taking place in Kasambya Sub-County at Das Primary School.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 9:00am

On July 14, Acting Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda, Jo Lesser-Oltheten, along with Minister of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, launched the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) Children’s Activity Book—a wildlife conservation education package designed to inspire young people to appreciate, conserve, and protect Uganda’s unique environment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 8:45am

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on June 29 spoke to agricultural processors and smallholder farmers from the Busoga region to promote the benefits and importance of public-private partnerships in increasing agricultural productivity and profits.

U.S Ambassador hands over books
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:00am

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on March 30 launched the distribution of more than 1.5 million pupil books and teacher guides in twelve local languages and English to more than 5,000 schools in Uganda. The U.S, Mission, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), also presented the Government of Uganda 54 titles approved by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) as part of the new national school curriculum. The titles include teacher guides and pupil reading texts for primary 1- 4, in English and in 12 local languages.

State of Children in Uganda
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:00am

On February 2, 2016, the United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Mbarara district local government, hosted more than 250 participants at the fourth Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. The forum put a special focus on the challenges faced by children in southwestern Uganda. Previous regional forums were held in Gulu, Mbale, and Arua.

Gulu Regional Child Forum
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 3:30am

On December 16, 2015, the United States Government in partnership with the Government of Uganda and Gulu district leadership hosted over 300 participants at the first Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child with special focus on challenges faced by children in northern Uganda.

Cellphones Used to Verify Genuine Farm Products
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 6:45am

A new E-verification system that will help Ugandan farmers gain more profits by ensuring that the seeds and fertilizer they use are real was launched today at the Serena Hotel in Kampala.  With the new E-Tag system, developed by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to support trade, farmers will scratch a silver panel located on the product to reveal a code and then send that code to the number provided on the scratch panel using their mobile phone to verify the authenticity of the product. Because the mobile call is free, agro dealers selling genuine products are happy to verify the products for their customers.

Last updated: November 08, 2016

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