U.S.- Uganda Partnership Advancing Global Health Security | July 30, 2022

U.S.- Uganda Partnership Advancing Global Health Security Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | July 30, 2022 Press conference at CDC Offices at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Entebbe, Uganda | (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon! I am delighted to be here today as we welcome the Director of the U.S. Centers for …

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Launch of a Global Education Children’s Book “The Wildlife Divas Adventure Team: Saving the Endangered Mountain Gorilla” | July 30, 2022

Launch of a Global Education Children’s Book “The Wildlife Divas Adventure Team: Saving the Endangered Mountain Gorilla” Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | July 30, 2022 Kampala, Uganda (as prepared for delivery) I am thrilled to join you today on behalf of the United States government for the launch of “The Wildlife Divas …

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LGBTQI+, Religion, Diversity, and Inclusion Dialogue with Universal Coalition of Affirming Africans Uganda | July 21, 2022

LGBTQI+, Religion, Diversity, and Inclusion Dialogue with Universal Coalition of Affirming Africans Uganda Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | July 21, 2022 Kampala, Uganda(As prepared for delivery) Good morning.  I am so pleased to see all of you here and it is an honor for me to be with you today as we …

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Remarks By U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown | United States Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Uganda Amid Global Food Crisis

Remarks By U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown | United States Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Uganda Amid Global Food Crisis July 15, 2022 Office of the Prime Minister Kampala, Uganda (As prepared for delivery) Good morning.  Thank you, Minister Onek.  We appreciate your hosting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration …

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How the United States is Promoting Food Security, Locally & Globally

How the United States is Promoting Food Security, Locally & Globally (Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown published in the  New Vision and Daily Monitor June 7, 2022) Recently I met with communities and community leaders in northern Uganda partnering with the United States to promote jobs and economic opportunity, empower women, …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at PMTCT Impact Evaluation Report Launch 

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at PMTCT Impact Evaluation Report Launch  May 31, 2022 | Ministry of Health Compound, Kampala, Uganda | (As prepared for delivery) Good morning!  I am delighted to be here today as we share findings from the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Impact Evaluation, which was conducted with funding …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at “Legal Environment Assessment for HIV and AIDS in Uganda” Report Launch | May 27, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at “Legal Environment Assessment for HIV and AIDS in Uganda” Report Launch May 27, 2022 | Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda | (As prepared for delivery) It is an honor to be joined today by senior representatives from the Government of Uganda, and leaders of the international and national …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at 2022 Candlelight Memorial Commemoration | May 15, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at 2022 Candlelight Memorial Commemoration May 15, 2022 | Teso, Uganda | (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon to all.  I am honored to be here to commemorate the 2022 annual Candlelight Memorial event here in Teso.  For decades, people have gathered each year on this day to …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at USAID Systems Strengthening and Public Accountability Activity Launch

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at USAID Systems Strengthening and Public Accountability Activity Launch May 5, 2022 | Sheraton Hotel, Kampala | (As prepared for delivery)  It is a pleasure to be here to launch USAID’s [U.S. Agency for International Development] Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability project.  Looking around the room and knowing that each of …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at “Uganda Country Refugee Response Plan 2022-2025” Report Launch | May 4, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at “Uganda Country Refugee Response Plan 2022-2025” Report Launch May 4, 2022 | Sheraton Hotel, Kampala (As prepared for delivery) I appreciate the invitation to be here with you today to participate in the launch of the Uganda Country Refugee Response Plan.  This forum brings together a consortium of decision …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at N*Gen Earth Day Event | April 21, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at N*Gen Earth Day Event April 21, 2022 |  Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebbe, Uganda (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon to all and thank you for being with us today to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day 2022’s theme is “Invest in our planet,” and we have come …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the Humanitarian Crisis Provoked by Russia’s War Against Ukraine | April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022 Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the Humanitarian Crisis Provoked by Russia’s War Against Ukraine  On March 16, a Russian missile struck the Drama Theater in the heart of Mariupol, a city in Ukraine under Russian siege and bombardment for weeks.  With Russia bombing Mariupol’s civilian infrastructure and residential buildings, …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Graduation Ceremony of the First Cohort of Field Epidemiology Training Program Intermediate Fellows

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Graduation Ceremony of the First Cohort of Field Epidemiology Training Program Intermediate Fellows March 31, 2022 | Mansion Hotel, Jinja, Uganda | (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon!  I am deeply honored to join you today on this special occasion to witness the graduation of the first ever cohort …

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Ambassador Natalie E. Brown’s Keynote Address | For the International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA)

Ambassador Natalie E. Brown’s Keynote Address For the International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) – FIERCE Campaign Award Ceremony March 9, 2022 | Sheraton Hotel, Kampala (As prepared for delivery) Good evening; I am honored to be here tonight surrounded by so many exceptional women to celebrate remarkable women who have …

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History of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation in Uganda

History of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation in Uganda Established by Congress in the fall of 2000, the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) awards grants for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 countries. Congress noted that, “Cultural preservation offers an …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program Graduation Ceremony | January 20, 2022

Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon!  I am deeply honored to join you today on this special occasion to witness the graduation of the sixth cohort of the Public Health Fellowship Program.  This program is supported by the U.S. government through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, and …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Launch of the 2021 Report to the Ugandan People | December 14, 2021

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Launch of the 2021 Report to the Ugandan People (as prepared for delivery at the American Center, Kampala) U.S. Embassy Kampala Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be with you today for the launch of the U.S. Mission in Uganda’s 5th annual Report to the Ugandan People.  …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Reach Out Mbuya’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

U.S. Embassy Kampala | December 4, 2021 (as prepared for delivery at Reach Out Mbuya’s Banda offices, Nakawa Division, Kampala) Good afternoon! I am delighted to join you today for this very special occasion – celebrating 20 years of existence of Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative, or ROM as we commonly call it. Congratulations …

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Camp Kennedy Summit | Remarks for Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Remarks for Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | Camp Kennedy Summit American Center. Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Good morning! Government Representatives [TBC], parents, teachers, and facilitators, and most importantly, Camp Kennedy students in the room and joining virtually, I am delighted to be with you all today. I’d like to begin …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Bwaise Gender-based Violence Shelter Stakeholder Dialogue

U.S. Embassy Kampala | December 3, 2021 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) Campaign: Bwaise GBV Shelter Stakeholder Dialogue (As prepared for delivery) Good morning! I am so pleased and honored to be here with you today to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at World AIDS Day Commemoration

U.S. Embassy Kampala | December 1, 2021 (as prepared for delivery at Kololo National Ceremonial Grounds, Kampala, Uganda) Good morning/afternoon to all. I am honored to join you and to represent the United States at this annual World AIDS Day event. The first-ever World AIDS Day was celebrated in 1988, which was 33 years ago! …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at International Men’s Day Commemoration | November 19, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kampala | November 19, 2021 (as prepared for delivery at Kaazi Scout National Camping Ground, Kampala, Uganda) Good afternoon to all. It is a privilege to be here with you all today to recognize International Men’s Day. I commend you for your focus on the critical issue of improving gender relations and promoting …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Zoohackathon 2021 Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala | November 14, 2021, 2021 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Zoohackathon 2021 Uganda (as prepared for delivery at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe, Uganda)  Good afternoon, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be here with you at the close of the third annual Zoohackathon competition here in Uganda.  Let’s start by offering a sincere thank you …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits Rwenzori Region: Inaugurates Zoonotic Safety Lab, Strengthening Health Security | November 5, 2021 | PR 15/2021

Kampala, November 5, 2021 – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown, today completed a four-day working visit to the Rwenzori region to monitor and assess the impact of U.S. assistance programs designed to promote global health security, strengthen Ugandan health systems, improve health outcomes for the Ugandan people, encourage civic engagement, and strengthen Uganda’s human …

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NOFO | Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program 2022 Funding Opportunity | Closing: 15 December, 2021

United States Department of State U.S. Embassy Kampala, Small Grants Office Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program 2022 Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-KAM-AMBSSH-FY21 Deadline for Applications: 15 December 2021 Assistance Listing Number: 19.220 Total Amount Available: $50,000 A. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Kampala Small Grants Office announces an open competition …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at CITES E-Permitting System Launch | July 29, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kampala July 29, 2021 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) e-Permitting Launch (as prepared for delivery at Protea Hotel, Kampala) On behalf of the United States Mission in Uganda, I am pleased to participate in today’s launch of …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Visit to Namboole COVID-19 Treatment Unit | July 9, 2021    

U.S. Embassy Kampala   July 9, 2021   Kampala, Uganda  Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Visit to Namboole COVID-19 Treatment Unit    Today, I had the privilege to meet with and hear from public health workers caring for their fellow citizens at the Namboole COVID-19 Treatment Unit (CTU) set up at the …

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THIS U.S. INDEPENDENCE DAY, SOLIDARITY NOT CELEBRATIONS

An Op-Ed by U.S. Mission Uganda Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on the occasion of U.S. Independence | July 4, 2021   Americans love a good celebration, and there are few celebrations better than the Fourth of July — America’s Independence Day.  Usually, it’s a day of parades, fireworks, and backyard barbecues.  But in trying times, Americans remember that Independence Day is …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown at Uganda HIV/AIDS Candlelight Memorial Commemoration

U.S. Embassy Kampala | May 27, 2021 (as prepared for delivery at Office of the President, Uganda) Honorable Minister of the Presidency, Hon. Esther Mbayo Honorable Members of Parliament present Director General, Uganda AIDS Commission – Dr. Nelson Musoba Managing Director, Uganda National Social Security Fund, Mr. Richard Patrick Byarugaba Ambassador of European Union to …

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U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown Inaugurates Campaign to Prevent Violence Against Children | Wakiso, May 3, 2021

Wakiso, May 3, 2021 – Today, U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown inaugurated the U.S.-funded “No Means No” program to prevent violence against children in Uganda. The program will equip 7,000 young men and boys in three districts with skills to prevent and counter gender-based violence using the globally recognized “No Means No” education curriculum. This …

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United States Launches Study Groups Program in Uganda, Supporting Learning Continuity During COVID-19 | April 27, 2021

Kampala, April 27, 2021 – Today, the United States Mission in Uganda launched a study groups program to provide continuity of learning for Ugandan early grade learners who are not able to attend school due to school closures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. With a goal to tackle the challenges of school closures and …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Launch of the YALI Green Refugee Communities Project for Environmental Preservation

U.S. Embassy Kampala | April 19, 2021 (as prepared for delivery at The American Center, Ggaba Road, Kampala) Kampala, Uganda — Good afternoon everyone. It’s an honor to join you for this launch of the YALI [Young African Leaders Initiative] 2019 Alumni Green Refugee Communities project for environmental conservation. This Thursday, April 22, is Earth …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Launch of the USAID Civil Society Strengthening Activity | April 14, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kampala | April 14, 2021 (as prepared for delivery Serena Hotel, Kampala) ● Representatives of Civil Society from across Uganda; ● Representatives from the East-West Management Institute; ● Friends, ● All protocols observed. Good morning.  On behalf of the United States government, I am delighted to launch USAID’s Civil Society Strengthening Activity in …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown on Launch of Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda’s Press Freedom Index Report 2020

U.S. Embassy Kampala | April 1, 2021   (as prepared for delivery Hilton Garden Hotel, Kampala)  Kampala, Uganda — I am deeply honored to participate in this important event to underscore the vital role that a free press plays in democracy. Journalists shine a light on not only the many challenges and cruelties that are all too …

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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Resource Toolkit

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda has released a “Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Resource Toolkit” to help address one of the unfortunate byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic: the global increase in Gender-Based Violence that falls disproportionately on women and children.  The toolkit is designed to expand access to crucial GBV information, legal resources, and prevention and social …

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World AIDS Day Commemoration | Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown | December 1, 2020

U.S. Embassy Kampala December 1, 2020 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown World AIDS Day Commemoration Office of the President – Conference Hall, Kampala, Uganda (Remarks AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY) His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda Honorable Minister of the Presidency Honorable Minister of Health Honorable Members of Parliament Ambassadors/Heads of …

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UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION | Closing: 06 November, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 6 The United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) seeks to preserve cultural heritage in eligible countries, including Uganda.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe help preserve historic sites and manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of music, dance, …

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Full Speech: Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on United States Independence Day Celebration 2018

Good evening.  I’m delighted to see all of you at our Independence Day celebration.  We’re glad you could be here. I’d like to say a special welcome and thank you to our sponsors—American businesses in Uganda.  Our sponsors include some of the biggest companies in the world in the financial, oil and gas, and engineering …

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Ambassador’s Full Speech: U.S. 240th Independence Day Celebration

Ambassador’s Remarks for Independence Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Kampala July 12, 2016 • Honorable Minister of State for International Affairs Henry Oryem Okello;; • Honorable Members of Parliament; • Representatives and officials of the Government of Uganda; • Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends… • All protocols observed. Thank you all very much for joining us …

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Ambassador Malac Opens Gulu’s Newly Renovated Multi-Drug Resistant TB Ward

On May 3rd, Ambassador Malac officially opened the newly renovated multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. In her speech Ambassador Malac said that “TB diagnosis and treatment are now available nationwide, including at lower level health facilities – a real cause for celebration! And over the past few years, we have …

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It’s Time for the Government to Invest in Ugandans’ Health and Future

World Health Day Op-ed By U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac April 7, 2016 Every April 7, the world comes together to commemorate World Health Day, a global campaign to improve and promote awareness on key health issues. This year, we can celebrate the fact that Uganda is making great strides towards achieving the United Nations’ sustainable …

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