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Program Updates for USAID Uganda

Last updated: May 10, 2022

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.

March 10, 2021

Most days, the fishing communities of Uganda’s Ssese Islands are in a race against time. It starts the moment the fishers haul nets full of tilapia and Nile perch onto their boats and ends only when they sell their catch at the mainland markets, some 50 kilometers across Lake Victoria. If the clock runs out, their catch will spoil, and their income will be lost.

December 10, 2020

Aretho Cecilia and Lojo Apakwayo’s home is among over 224 homesteads in Karamoja, in northeastern Uganda, that USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity has reached with information on the benefits of harmoniously sharing family resources, such as goats. The USAID activity emphasizes the need for women to share resources as a way to combat gender-based violence. By encouraging elders to influence men to let their wives to keep at least one goat at home so that children can have milk to drink - instead of men owning all resources - the activity has empowered women to help themselves and their families.

September 14, 2020

“I got married so young with no knowledge of raising healthy children,” says Sharon, a 27-year-old from Budaka district. “My children were sickly and malnourished.” She has six children between the ages of 9 years and 5 months, all of whom struggled with diarrhea, malaria, and malnourishment.

August 27, 2020

Twenty-seven-year-old Morris Ojok is an enterprising young man from Akalo village in Lira district. After graduating with an Agricultural certificate from Kaberamaido Technical Institute, Ojok needed a job to earn an income.  Sadly, in his village, just like many other rural communities, there were few possibilities to obtain formal employment.