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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:45am


KAMPALA – Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in the presence of USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker, launched today a nationwide campaign to combat aflatoxins that contaminate improperly handled grain, causing severe health complications, including liver cancer and stunting.  The campaign, supported through USAID’s Feed the Future program, aims to provide advice and informational materials for farmers, processors, traders and consumers to improve post-harvest handling methods and food quality.

“The partnership between our governments and peoples has a long history,” said Mission Director Parker. “Our work in the cereal and grains value chains alerted us to the severity of the problem, and we eagerly supported the development of communication materials for aflatoxin awareness and control to mitigate further contamination.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:00am

The U.S. government and the American people are demonstrating their continued support for the refugee response in Uganda with nearly $83 million in additional humanitarian assistance by the end of the U.S. fiscal year 2018.  This new funding includes a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme, a $29 million contribution to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and nearly $14 million to support the work of other international and non-governmental organizations.  Including this new funding, the U.S. provided a total of $139 million in fiscal year 2018 in support of the Uganda refugee response.

USAID supports activities that work with community members to promote prosperity and security in Uganda's Karamoja region.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:00am

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce the launch of two new five-year activities, totaling $75 million USD, to improve food and nutrition security and to strengthen resilience of over 665,000 people in the Karamoja sub-region.

Ambassador Malac and Health Minister Opendi pose with survivors of MDR-TB.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:45am

The USAID TRACK TB activity, a five-year U.S. government project supporting Uganda’s continued efforts to fight tuberculosis (TB), has produced a dramatic increase in the number of tuberculosis cases detected in Kampala, from 8,344 when the project began to 43,801 today.

Vendors at the Solar Expo demonstrate a range of solar-powered products.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 1:30am

Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative, today announced the launch of the Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator, an $11 million activity that will support the Government of Uganda’s electrification goals.  The Accelerator will facilitate the addition of 1,000 megawatts of generation capacity and 1,000,000 new electricity connections by 2020.  The Accelerator builds on existing Power Africa support to the Rural Electrification Agency and the Electricity Regulatory Authority for enhancing electricity access and  improving the regulatory framework for mini-grids.

A young girl washes her hands from a home tippy-tap.
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:45pm

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) committed to supporting improved sanitation and hygiene in Uganda by launching a new $30.4 million activity called Uganda Sanitation for Health. This five-year initiative will introduce a series of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions at the community and household levels, leading to increased household access to sanitation and water services; improved hygiene behaviors at home, school, and health facilities; and strengthened district water and sanitation governance for sustainable services.

Ambassador Deborah Malac and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija shake hands after signing the implementation letter.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 4:00am

The United States today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of Ugandans by providing $18.7 million worth of life-saving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to fill gaps in the country’s public sector facilities and provide broader support to Uganda’s supply chain systems.

Highlights from Power Africa Partnership Day in Uganda
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Today, senior officials from the Governments of Uganda and the United States and other Power Africa partners celebrated Power Africa Uganda Partnership Day, an event that highlighted important developments in Uganda’s electrification efforts.

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.

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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