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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30am
KAMPALA - U.S. Mission Uganda today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to design and implement town sanitation plans in four Northern Uganda towns: Oyan, Kamdini, Aduku and Apac. USAID has committed $2 million to the project over a two-year period, while the German Development Cooperation, implemented by GIZ, has agreed to match that contribution.
According to WHO/UNICEF estimates, only 34% of urban populations in Uganda have access to proper sanitation facilities. This lack of access to improved sanitation and hygiene hinders the country’s health, education, economic and social development sectors, as well as environmental protection.
The forum fostered greater collaboration among youth sector champions and to provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer engagement
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:00am

The U.S. Mission in Uganda announced the start a three-day youth event under the theme “Youth and Agriculture: Exploiting Opportunities - Go for Gold”.  The event was organized by the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Activities (Commodity Production & Marketing and Enabling Environment for Agriculture) and focuses on promoting a better understanding of youth involvement in future agricultural activities.

Access to grade-appropriate reading texts is key to improving the reading skills of one million Ugandan  children
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:45am

U.S. Mission Uganda, through the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID), will deliver more than 400,000 pupil books and teacher guides in eight local languages and English to over 1300 schools in Uganda as part of USAID's School Health and Reading Program. In addition, approximately three thousand primary school teachers from twenty-one districts have completed refresher training to increase their capacity to teach young children in their respective local languages as well as in English.

Through the program, USAID renovated buildings for police and prison staff to help improve the quality of service delivery and i
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:45am

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

Dr. Bemera guides Amb. DeLisi (2nd left) and his Swedish counterpart Urban Andersson (3rd right) around his clinic.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:30am

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. 

Strengthening the regulatory function will yield important benefits to the people of Uganda and help to sustain of the sector
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 8:15am

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).

USAID Uganda Mission Director, Leslie Reed delivers remarks at the launch of the second cohort of youth Interns in Kampala
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:15am

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 SMGL first annual report revealed a remarkable 30% decrease in the maternal mortality ratio in target districts of Uganda.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7:45am

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: July 02, 2015

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