Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Western District of Kasese

U.S. Embassy Kampala alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing violent confrontations between Ugandan security forces and armed elements in the western district of Kasese near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reports indicate several deaths have resulted from the conflict so far.  This area is near popular tourist destinations such as national ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates 70 years of Fulbright program

On October 21, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the alumni of Fulbright program in Uganda, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright exchange program at a reception at Makerere University. In her remarks , Ambassador Malac said that the Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 to promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding through educational exchanges, has ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program

Remarks by Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program Makerere University October 21, 2016   The Makerere University Chancellor, Dr. Ezra Suruma Honorable Vice Chancellor John Ddumba Sentamu Representatives and officials of the Government of Uganda Distinguished professors, Alumni, guests, and friends… All protocols observed. Thank you all very much ...
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U.S. Embassy supports young fashion designers’ competition to promote entrepreneurship

The U.S. Embassy supported the third annual SEED Show (Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Design) fashion competition on October 20 for Uganda’s young up-and-coming designers Ugandan fashion entrepreneur Ras Kasozi teamed with Project Runway to narrow a pool of more than 100 applicants to 10 young up-and-coming Ugandan fashion designers. The ten designers attended a series of workshops on ...
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U.S. Mission to Uganda Awards $55 Million for a Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition Project

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 ...
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Notarial services

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3

The Embassy is aware of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda. Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press conference at Entebbe International Airport on the morning of October 3. Following his press conference, Dr. Besigye plans to proceed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3

United States Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible Demonstrations on October 3 September 30, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda.  Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric (September 29, 2016)

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric September 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of increased anti-U.S. rhetoric on social media in connection with an incident in California on September 27 in which police shot and killed a man who was reportedly from Uganda.  Due to the potential ...
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Empowering Businesswomen Through Technology

On September 28, 2016, U.S. Embassy Kampala Chargé d’Affaires Colette Marcellin opened the Annual Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The summit, a partnership between Zimba Women, International Trade Centre, Facebook, Seeed Stars World, and the U.S. Embassy, aims to help female entrepreneurs use technology to expand their reach, ...
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Remarks for Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit

Chargé Colette Marcellin Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, Uganda 9:00 am Good morning, and thank you for that introduction. If you’ll permit me to employ a very useful phrase I have heard here, “All protocols observed.” It is truly an honor for me to be here with you today for the launch of ...
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U.S. Mission Awards Ambassador Special Self-Help Grants

On September 22, the U.S. Mission to Uganda awarded Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Awards to eight grantees. The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund helps community-based organizations launch small-scale sustainable development projects for income generation and quality of life improvements. Grantees this year included the Institute for Social Transformation (ITS), Maendeleo Youth and Women Association (MYWA), People Association for Rural Development Serere (PARDS), Okony-Komwa ...
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United States Pledges Nearly $133 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

On September 23, 2016, the United States announced nearly $133 million in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees, who now number over one million, as well as for internally displaced persons in South Sudan. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced the additional funding at the “High Level Side Event on ...
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The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.

The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.  We have received reports of clashes between protesters and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) at the Ediofe Cathedral approximately three kilometers outside of the Arua town center.  Additional reports indicate ...
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The Young Agripreneur Program Cultivates Ugandan Farmers

Last week as part of the U.S. Embassy’s Young Agripreneur Program, ten up-and-coming farmers improved their knowledge and skills in agribusiness through an immersive program at the model farm of Dr. Emma Naluyima. While on the farm, the participants learned how to create business plans, manage their finances, add value to and market their products, ...
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HEALTH INSURANCE FOR KAMPALA – SOLICITATION NOTICE

Procurement Reference Number: SUG500-16-R-0001 Date of Notice: September 21, 2016 Date of solicitation: October 7, 2016 Date of Pre-bid conference: October 14, 2016 at 10:00am EAT Deadline for submission of questions: October 12, 2016 at 03:00pm EAT Deadline for submission: November 07, 2016 at 05:00pm EAT Deadline has been updated to November 28, 2016; 04:00pm ...
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2017 Study of the United States Institutes on U.S. National Security Policy Making

U.S. Mission Uganda is accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUIS) on U.S National Security Policy Making for scholars and professionals. The Institute will take place from January 7 through February 17, 2017 at the University of Delaware in Newark. SUSI is a competitive, intensive post-graduate level academic program with ...
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

Imagine six weeks at a U.S. university where you can sharpen your skills in public management, civic leadership or business; get advice from experts in the U.S. public, private and nonprofit sectors; and build a network of Africans and Americans to support your professional development. That is what the Mandela Washington Fellowship is all about. ...
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DREAMS Takes Stage at Lira HIV Concert

Last weekend, Stella, a DREAMS ambassador and HIV prevention advocate, addressed the crowd at the iKnowKati HIV awareness concert in Lira. The goal of PEPFAR’s DREAMS initiative is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. DREAMS works towards ensuring an AIDS-free future for adolescent girls and young women across 10 districts ...
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USAID Connects Entrepreneurs & Partners at Innovation Bazaar

On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), held an Innovation Bazaar in Kampala.  The one-day bazaar, held on Makerere University’s Resilient Africa Network campus, introduced USAID-funded innovators in Uganda with partners implementing the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative in more than 30 focus districts. ...
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CDC Support Helps Contain Yellow Fever

Five months after a confirmed outbreak, Uganda is now yellow fever-free. Last week, the Ministry of Health announced that the recent outbreak has been fully contained, thanks surveillance work by the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC), supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and mass vaccinations. The Ministry of Health first received ...
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Building businesses through entrepreneurship workshops

More than 100 young Ugandan entrepreneurs took part in series of workshops with U.S. entrepreneur Rhett Power during his September 6-15 visit to Uganda. Through the U.S. Speaker Program, Mr. Power helped up-and-coming entrepreneurs transform their ideas into practical business plans with greater potential for success and sustainability. Established entrepreneurs learned how to better manage ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, U.S. citizens are cautioned to maintain vigilance in the face of the worldwide threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests and the ongoing threat of attacks in Uganda from al-Shabaab. As stated in the Department of State’s March 2016 Worldwide Caution, “Current information suggests ISIL, al-Qa’ida. Boko Haram, ...
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USAID Uganda Requisitions | IPR0005719 & IPR0005720 | Closing Date: Monday 16 Sept, 2016 at 10:00am

USAID UGANDA REQUISITIONS IPR0005719 & IPR0005720.  Requirements:  Refer to the 2 Solicitation Docs attached to this Cover Page: Download solicitation Document IPR0005719 Download solicitation Document IPR0005720 Delivery Point: USAID UGANDA Offices, Plot 1577 Ggaba Road Issue of Notice & Due by dates:  Issued Date: Friday 2 Sept, 2016. Closing Date: Monday 16 Sept, 2016 at 10:00am East African time. Site Visit: ...
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Ambassador Malac flags off Uganda’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey with the Ministry of Health.

The U.S. government is contributing $8 million to Uganda’s Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey. The survey which will help service delivery and treatment for HIV in Uganda. The U.S. government is proud to partner on this important work, which will also study the rising impact of HIV on Uganda’s children. “This survey will be a ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Awards $41.4 Million for Malaria Prevention Project

The U.S. Mission to Uganda on August 19 awarded the non-profit organization Malaria Consortium a $41.4 million contract to oversee implementation of the Malaria Action Program for Districts Project, a flagship program for Uganda to help eradicate malaria in the country. The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development ...
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USAID and Ministry of Health launch new quality improvement interventions for Uganda’s health sector

Despite significant gains in Uganda’s health sector, there remains a need to make quality improvements in service delivery throughout the country. International donors and Uganda health officials echoed this sentiment at the 3rd National Quality Improvement Conference in Kampala on Monday, August 22. During the event, more than 500 health sector managers launched Uganda’s new ...
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ICASS SUV

Procurement Reference Number: PR5586209 Requirement: The US Mission in Kampala invites responsible vendors to supply a vehicle with the specifications listed below. Due to the threshold of this requirement, the successful vendor MUST have a DUNS www.dnb.com and active in and SAMS www.sam.gov. EQUIVALENT TO A TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 200 WAGON GX- R – VDJ200L/R-GNMAZ ...
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Security Message: Potential Disturbances Surrounding Presidential Inauguration

The Embassy in Kampala informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda of the possibility of sporadic disturbances in the run-up to and during the May 12 swearing-in and inauguration ceremony of the President, which will take place in Kampala (Kololo Ceremonial Ground). U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain aware of ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: National Election Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to practice safety and security measures because of the potential for political unrest before, during and after the February 18 national elections.  Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation ...
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Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda to the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 18, and local elections scheduled between February 24 and March 10.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.  This Travel Alert expires on March ...
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U.S. Military Personnel Train With the UPDF

U.S. Marine Sgt. Sam Adkins, an explosive ordinance disposal technician with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, identifies a pressure plate during an Improvised Explosive Device awareness class with members of the Uganda People’s Defense Force. U.S. military personnel are training with the UPDF in order to increase engineering and logistical capabilities while strengthening ...
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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want win $5,000?

The US Embassy and the Uganda Muslim Youth Forum invites interested youth entrepreneurs (18 – 30 years) to participate in a Hackathon competition from January 8-10, 2016. The Hackathon will bring together 30 young entrepreneurs to ideate, incubate, network, and create solutions, culminating in a pitch zone competition where groups will present their ideas to ...
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Over 300 Delegates Meet in Gulu to discuss the State of Children in Northern Uganda

GULU – 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. The one-day forum brought together participants from ...
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U.S. Government Helps Refugees Counter Gender-Based Violence

U.S. Government Helps Refugees Counter Gender-Based Violence Uganda generously hosts over half a million refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, and other countries. The U.S. Mission is working with the Government of Uganda, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees as part of its ...
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Remarks for the Regional Child Forum on the State of the Uganda Child

USAID Deputy Mission Director Mark Meassick Acholi Inn Gulu, Uganda Representatives of the Government of Uganda Representatives of the United States Government Civil Society Representatives Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocols Observed. Welcome to the first Regional Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child here in the beautiful Gulu!  If you are like ...
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U.S. Secret Service and Ugandan Authorities Dismantle International Cyber Counterfeiting Conspiracy

(Kampala) – On December 15, 2014, the Ugandan police supported by the U. S. Secret Service arrested Ryan Gustafson, aka “Willy Clock,” a U.S. citizen residing in Uganda.  Gustafson was arrested and charged with conspiracy, possession of counterfeit currency, selling/dealing in counterfeit currency and unlawful possession of ammunition.  The U.S. Embassy notes that contrary to ...
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U.S. Government Provides UPDF with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Robot

KAMPALA–The United States government, via the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy to Uganda, on December 4 provided the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) with explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) training equipment, including the robotic EOD system known as the Packbot 501. The U.S. Office of Security Cooperation in Uganda has helped field the ...
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Remarks for the Launch of the Uganda Muslim Women Civilization Initiative

Chargé d ’Affairs Patricia Mahoney Thursday, December 3, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here today for the launch of the Uganda Muslim Women Civilization Initiative. First, I would like to thank the organizer of this event, Shamirah Namutebi, the Executive Director of UMWCI.  I would ...
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Consular Warden Message to U.S. Citizens in Uganda

The U.S. Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens in Uganda of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kampala and Entebbe from November 27 – 29.  Those in and around the Kampala and Entebbe areas should anticipate road closures and transportation delays.  Also, large gatherings are expected throughout these areas during the visit.  The U.S. Embassy ...
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Fashion Show and Entrepreneurship Reception

On November 21, the U.S. Mission Uganda in partnership with Kas Wear organized a fashion show as part of celebrations to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Fashion is big business and this project gave a platform to ten up-and-coming fashion designers in Uganda’s fashion industry. In her remarks, Chargé Trish Mahoney said “Uganda needs more businesses ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Visit to Uganda

KAMPALA–U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski visited Kampala November 15-17. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Malinowski met with numerous members of the Ugandan government and security services, including Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and Chief of Military Intelligence Brigadier General Charles Bakahumura. Assistant Secretary Malinowski also met with members ...
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U.S Assistant Secretary for Human rights Tom Malinowski visit to Uganda

KAMPALA–U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski visited Kampala November 15-17. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Malinowski met with numerous members of the Ugandan government and security services, including Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and Chief of Military Intelligence Brigadier General Charles Bakahumura. Assistant Secretary Malinowski also met with members ...
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Remarks for the National Conference on the State of the Ugandan Child by USAID Mission Director Leslie Reed

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 8:30 AM | Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Watch Behind Every Number There Is a Story Remarks for the National Conference on the State of the Ugandan Child by USAID Mission Director Leslie Reed Representatives of the Government of Uganda Representatives of the United States Government Civil Society Representatives Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocols Observed. Welcome to ...
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Over 600 Child Experts Convene in Kampala to Discuss the Plight of Ugandan Children

KAMPALA – On October 27 and 28 2015, the United States government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda, hosted more than 600 participants at the National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child to address the critical challenges facing children in Uganda. The two-day Forum, held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, brought together participants ...
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Over 600 Child Experts Convene in Kampala

On October 27 and 28 2015, the  United States government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda, hosted more than 600 participants at the National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child to address the critical challenges facing children in Uganda. The two-day forum, held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, brought together participants from both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens : National Election Season Security Reminder

The Embassy in Kampala reminds U.S. citizens to practice safety and security measures because of the increased potential for political unrest during the national election season.  Local media has been reporting that election-related demonstrations may occur and result in isolated incidents of violence among rival political groups. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda hosted renowned American Muslim speaker

In October 2015, U.S. Mission Uganda hosted renowned American Muslim speaker Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, President of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland and founder of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (see photo album here ). Imam Arafat facilitated several workshops in Kampala and the eastern districts of Mbale and Mayuge. Topics ranged from Muslim ...
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International Day of the Girl

Op-Eds   The United States is proud to celebrate the International Day of the Girl with our partners in Uganda and around the world. October 11 is a day to recognize girls’ rights and build a global commitment to end gender stereotypes, discrimination, violence, and economic disparities that disproportionately affect girls. I have lived in ...
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Six UPDF Generals Receive U.S. Legion of Merit Award

On September 30, 2015, UPDF Chief GEN Katumba Wamala and five others received the U.S. Legion of Merit award for their leadership in support of ‪AMISOM, promoting regional stability, and for service to ‪‎Uganda. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander GEN Rodriguez decorated the six senior ‪‎UPDF officers. The Legion of Merit is given for ...
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Public Affairs Holds Finance Literacy Training for Embassy’s Youth Partners

To equip Ugandan youths with necessary skills for managing their business and personal finances, the Embassy Public Affairs Section hosted a financial literacy training for over 40 youth leaders from Kampala. The attendees included Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni, members of the Generation Change youth group, and participants of the season two SEED Show . Danstan Kisuule, a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, U.S. citizens are cautioned to maintain vigilance in the face of the worldwide threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests and the ongoing threat of attacks in Uganda from Al-Shabaab. We recommend that U.S. citizens review their personal security plans, maintain a high level of vigilance at all ...
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Remarks for Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney Wednesday, August 6, 2:00pm – 4:30 p.m. Chief of Mission Residence, Kampala, Uganda Good afternoon. I am delighted to welcome you all for the swearing-in of new Peace Corps Volunteers.  Today we welcome 51 Volunteers, 38 of whom who will serve for two years in Uganda’s health and agriculture sectors and ...
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The U.S. Mission Celebrates the 239th Independence Day

On Thursday, July 2, the U.S. Mission in Uganda joined Americans around the world in observing Independence Day, our nation’s most important holiday. In his  speech  at the Embassy’s official celebration, Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi said  “We want Uganda to succeed. We know that a peaceful, prosperous, healthy and democratic Uganda is in our best national ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Celebrates Ramadan with Iftar

Ugandan Muslims enjoy Iftar dinner at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. On Monday, June 29, the U.S. Mission Uganda hosted an Iftar at the U.S.  Ambassador’s residence.  The dinner was held to share in the breaking of the fast with members of Uganda’s Muslim community and to honor the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Speaking at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Against Martyr Day Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda alerts U.S. citizens of a reported threat against the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo and other government buildings during the week of Martyr Day Celebrations.  Police contacts and media have expressed concern about the possibility of terrorist activity on Martyrs Day, celebrated on June 3, and have advised that security ...
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American Band Visit Kampala

On May 8-9, 2015, an American bluegrass band called the Henhouse Prowlers visited Kampala as part of the American Music Abroad program. The Henhouse Prowlers staged a show at the National Theatre, performed on NTV, learned about Ugandan musical at Ndere Cultural Centre , and hosted a master class with Kampala Music School. At the National Theatre Kampala ...
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Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo 2015

On April 21-22, 2015, U.S. Mission Uganda and the American Chamber of Commerce partnered with Stanbic Bank, Airtel, Delta, Jubilee Insurance, New Vision, Mukwano, and others to hold the Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo. Under the theme “Shaping the Next 25 Years of Agribusiness in Uganda with US Partnerships”, the summit featured exhibitors and speakers ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Threat to Western Interests

The U.S Embassy has received information of possible terrorist threats to locations where Westerners, including U.S. citizens, congregate in Kampala, and that an attack may take place soon.  Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Mission has cancelled some non-essential events scheduled at local hotels in the coming days.  U.S. citizens staying or visiting ...
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Remarks for National Technical Review

Remarks for National Technical Review Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala, Uganda Honorable Minister of Health; Ministry leadership; Leadership of the Uganda AIDS Commission; Representatives of Makerere University; District Health Officers; Our friends from the World Health Organization and UNAIDS; Chiefs of Party from our Implementing Partners; ...
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Remarks for Cessna Aircraft Handover

Chargé d’ Affaires Patricia Mahoney Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:40 a.m. Entebbe Airport, Uganda Chief of Defense Forces, General Katumba Wamala; Representatives of the Government of Uganda; Officers of the UPDF; All protocols observed. Good morning!  It is a great pleasure to be here today for the handover of two Cessna aircraft that will have ...
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Remarks for Eastern Accord 2015 Closing

Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney Friday, March 13, 2015 Jinja, Uganda It is a pleasure to be with you today and see the great work you are doing with Maliza Ugaidi 2015 and how the militaries from all our partner nations are working together to make the continent of Africa safer and more secure. Some ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Honors Four Ugandan Women of Courage

On March 4, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange to celebrate Uganda’s most courageous women (pictured above) in the categories of Governance and Human Rights, Economic Opportunities, Health, and Peace and Security. These women overcame significant barriers and demonstrated immense tenacity in championing an exceptional cause that has contributed to the development ...
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USAID and GIZ Cooperate in Northern Uganda Water and Sanitation Project

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 ...
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U.S. Secret Service and Uganda Authorities Dismantle International Cyber Counterfeiting Conspiracy

(Kampala) – On December 15, 2014, the Ugandan police supported by the U. S. Secret Service arrested Ryan Gustafson, aka “Willy Clock,” a U.S. citizen residing in Uganda.  Gustafson was arrested and charged with conspiracy, possession of counterfeit currency, selling/dealing in counterfeit currency and unlawful possession of ammunition.  The U.S. Embassy notes that contrary to ...
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Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health – CDC Fellowship Program Dissemination Event for 2013/14 Fellows (Wednesd

As prepared for delivery – Ambassador’s Remarks – Silver Springs Hotel, Kampala   Representatives of Makerere University, The College of Health Sciences, and The School of Public Health; Officials of the Government of Uganda; The Fellows whom we celebrate here today; Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen; All Protocols Observed. Good afternoon. I am delighted to ...
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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Op-Ed   International Human Rights Day Op-Ed Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney December 10, 2014 Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day, marking the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that began on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against ...
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Remarks for Uganda’s World AIDS Day Event On Behalf of the AIDS Development Partners (December 1, 2014)

Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney December 1, 2014 Fort Portal, Uganda I am honored to be with you to commemorate World AIDS Day.  It is a day to remember those whom we have lost, celebrate the lives we have saved, and recommit ourselves to the continued fight against HIV. Achieving an AIDS-free generation is ...
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39th African Travel Association Congress

Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you about the future of tourism in Uganda.  I would like to welcome you all, but in particular, I am happy to recognize my American countrymen who have traveled here to the “Pearl of Africa.”    I hope that this will be a rewarding and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Confirmed in Kampala

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Confirmed in Kampala October 6, 2014 On October 5, 2014 the Uganda Ministry of Health confirmed the death of a health care worker diagnosed with Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Kampala.  Laboratory investigations have confirmed Marburg virus in this case.  The Ministry of Health, ...
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Statement From the Ambassador (September 14, 2014)

Ambassador Scott DeLisi congratulates President Museveni and expresses the United States’ gratitude for the successful disruption of an al-Shabaab terrorist attack. The work of the Ugandan security agencies certainly saved lives and led to the arrest of a number of suspected terrorists. The U.S. Embassy deeply appreciates Uganda’s continued commitment to our strong partnership in ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Third Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

Overnight the Embassy has continued to track developments related to the al-Shabaab terrorist plot and to coordinate with Ugandan authorities.   We are updating our assessment of the security situation.  Although all government actions have moved forward effectively and, to this point, without violence, we believe it is prudent for all U.S. citizens to continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shelter in-place

Ugandan authorities are conducting operations against a suspected terrorist cell in Kampala. All U.S. citizens are advised to stay at home or proceed to a safe location.  Shelter-in-place and await further guidance. Follow U.S. Embassy Kampala on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates. Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala is: phone number +256 (0) ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

Today Ugandan authorities reported the discovery of an al-Shabaab terrorist cell in Kampala, Uganda.  We remain in close contact with our Ugandan counterparts as investigations continue into what appears to have been planning for an imminent attack.  We urge that you exercise all possible caution, remaining at home or in a safe location until the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Second Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

We are continuing our engagement with Ugandan authorities as we seek to assess the scope of the disrupted al-Shabaab terrorist plot and whether there are members of the cell still at large.  As a cautionary measure, and to give authorities time to put their heightened security measures in place, we urge all U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary and Ongoing Terrorist Threats

U.S. Embassy Kampala reminds U.S. citizens of the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 and to stay alert to the ongoing potential for terrorist attacks in Uganda.  We also caution U.S. citizens of the possibility of retaliatory attacks in Uganda by al-Shabaab in response to the U.S. and Ugandan military actions in Somalia last week which killed ...
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September 02, 2014: USAID and GIZ Cooperate in Northern Uganda Water and Sanitation Project

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 ...
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51 New Peace Corps Volunteers Begin Service in Uganda

On October August 6, 2014, 51 new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in by the U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ms. Patricia Mahoney. The new volunteers will be serving in the areas of health, agriculture and education.  This newest group brings the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda to 164. Speaking at the ...
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Uganda Sees Remarkable Decrease in Maternal and Child Deaths

Kampala–U.S. Mission Uganda, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), celebrated the success of reducing maternal mortality by 30% though Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL), a program supported by the U.S. government (USG).  The results were highlighted at a dissemination meeting held in Kabarole district today, where MOH, USG, and SMGL partners discussed key ...
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U.S. Mission Uganda Celebrates Ramadan with Iftar

On July 10, 2014, the U.S. Mission in Uganda hosted an Iftar at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence.  The dinner was held to share in the breaking of the fast with members of Uganda’s Muslim community and to honor the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Speaking at the dinner, Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Mahoney noted: The U.S. ...
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USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda Organize the first annual Language Spelling competition

USAID, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda Organize the first annual Language Spellingcompetition The My Language Spelling Bee is Uganda’s first ever national local language spelling competition for P3 pupils. These competitions are brought to you through a partnership between USAID-Uganda, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and Peace Corps Uganda.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Western Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala alerts U.S. citizens of violent attacks against security installations and civilians in the western districts of Bundibuguyo, Ntoroko, and Kasese near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Dozens of people have been killed in these attacks since July 5.  This area includes popular tourist destinations such as national parks ...
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The United States celebrates its Independence Day

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In the words of Founding Father John Adams, the holiday would be “the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance. … It ought to be solemnized with pomp ...
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Ambassador DeLisi Launches Country-Wide Book Donation

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott H. DeLisi visited Lake Victoria Primary School in Entebbe to highlight the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) School Health and Reading Program.  The School Health and Reading Program promotes increased literacy in Uganda by supporting early grade reading. Implementation of the program includes ...
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U.S. Celebrates Historic Progress in the Global Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: 1 Billion

KAMPALA — U.S. Mission Uganda today announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program, has supported the delivery of 1 billion NTD treatments to some of the world’s poorest populations, cumulatively reaching approximately 465 million people in 25 countries.  To celebrate this milestone, USAID is launching its ...
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Department of State Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Ambassador Scott DeLisi will be hosting a town hall meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.  Ambassador DeLisi, consular staff, and other Embassy representatives will be speaking, and there will be time for questions from guests.  Special topics for this town hall will include taxes and ...
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STATEMENT BY U.S. MISSION UGANDA – No changes in U.S. Assistance to Uganda announced yet

We have seen several reports alleging that recent decisions by donors have directly affected services in health, agriculture, and election funding.  Speaking for the United States, let us be clear; none of the announced changes in U.S. assistance affects essential care and treatment in our health services, our extensive agriculture programming, or our initiatives in ...
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Vendor Day 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala organized a “Vendor Day” on Friday, March 28th, 2014.  Approximately 600 participants representing 520 local businesses participated in the event and learned about the Embassy’s procurement process and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). All participating vendors had the opportunity to meet with the Embassy’s procurement staff and technical evaluation panel members. ...
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Release of Annual Human Rights Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On February 27, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry submitted the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress. The reports, now in their 38th year, are available on State.gov and HumanRights.gov. Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. ...
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March 3, 2014: Uganda Works to Establish an Autonomous

KAMPALA– 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). According to the 5th Water and Environment Sector Performance Report, access to improved water in Uganda reached ...
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50 Ugandan businessmen and women to attend a U.S. trade show

On Monday March 3, 2014, Ambassador Scott DeLisi hosted a pre-departure reception for over fifty Ugandan businessmen and women who will be travelling to Chicago to attend the International Home and Housewares Show in March 2014. The group is the largest Ugandan delegation to attend a U.S. trade show. The International Home and Housewares Show is one of 26 trade shows certified by the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act

On February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed and enacted the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Anti-Homosexuality Act permits the imprisonment, for up to seven years, of anyone who “attempts to promote or in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” Since some of the language in the law is vague and appears open to interpretation, ...
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U.S. Farmers Volunteer to Assist Ugandan Farmers

KAMPALA- U.S. Mission Uganda today announced a program that connects farmers in the United States with their counterparts around the world for training and technical assistance. U.S. Mission Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will place 125 American volunteer farmers with projects that assist local ...
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YALI Alumni Grant Signing: Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs , Evan Ryan: Kampala, Uganda

REMARKS (As prepared for delivery) Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs , Evan Ryan: YALI Alumni Grant Signing Kampala, Uganda February 3, 2014 Good morning.  It is an honor to be here today with all of you to show the United States’ steadfast support for Uganda youth and the economic future of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for a Terrorist Attack in Kampala

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a specific terrorist threat to Kampala.  The threat information indicates that a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March.  There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets.  As potential targets can ...
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U.S. Mission Pledges 50 Million Ugandan Shillings to Support Entrepreneurship Project Led by Young African Leadership Initiative Alu

Kampala–On February 3, 2014, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan signed a grant worth approximately 50 million Ugandan Shillings.  This grant, funded by the American people, is awarded to alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) to support youth entrepreneurship efforts in Uganda. Entitled Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship ...
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World safer when CDC works with other countries to fight infectious diseases

According to an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pilot projects between CDC and Uganda and CDC and Vietnam have resulted in improvements in disease detection and response that may serve as a model for increasing global health security in the rest of the world. Global ...
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Ugandan Youth Internship Program Starts Second Round

KAMPALA —On January 24, 2014, U.S. Mission Uganda launched the second six-month YouthMap internship opportunity 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 ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 42 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

On January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi presided over the swearing-in ceremony of forty-two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers at his residence in Kampala. This newest group of Peace Corps Volunteer Literacy Specialists brings the total number of Peace Corps Education Volunteers serving in Uganda to eighty-three.  Five of the new volunteers hold doctoral ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 42 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

On January 22, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi presided over the swearing-in ceremony of forty-two U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers at his residence in Kampala.  This newest group of Peace Corps Volunteer Literacy Specialists brings the total number of Peace Corps Education Volunteers serving in Uganda to eighty-three.  Five of the new volunteers hold doctoral ...
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Report Reveals One-Third Reduction in Maternal Mortality in One Year through Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 9, 2014 – The public-private partnership led by the United States Agency for International Development (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 ...
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Ambassador DeLisi meets with recipients of the Special Self-Help Programs 2013

Recipients of this year’s Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program grants gathered for a half-day workshop at U.S. Mission Uganda on May 28, 2013. The recipients, selected from over 260 applications, represent community-based organizations from rural Uganda working to enhance agricultural productivity, improve nutrition, develop employment opportunities for women, and support orphans and people leaving with HIV/AIDS. ...
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Kinawataka Women’s Initiative

The Ambassador’s Special Self Help Program supported the Kinawataka Women’s Initiative, a non-government organization that works to improve the quality of life of women in Kampala’s slums. Kinawataka received a Self Help grant in 2010 to enhance and expand production of handicrafts made from recycled drinking straws by providing tools, materials and training to over ...
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American Artists train Batwa Pygmies to make crafts from recycled materials

The Batwa Development Program used a $3,000 grant from the Special Self Help fund to purchase equipment, tools and materials to support Batwa pygmies in creating signature crafts and works of art as an income generating activity. The Batwa pygmies were the original ancient dwellers of the exotic Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The first ...
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