United States Donates 3,488,940 More COVID-19 Vaccines Doses to Uganda | PR 17/2021 | November 7, 2021

United States Donates 3,488,940 More COVID-19 Vaccines Doses to Uganda Kampala, November 7, 2021 – On November 6 and November 7, the United States delivered a total of 3,488,940 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda. Combined with previous donations, the United States has now provided more than 5.8 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Uganda. “These recently delivered 3.5 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses represent the …

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Nile Explorer Bus Launches 12-Stop Youth Engagement Tour | Kampala, November 5, 2021 | PR 16/2021

Kampala, November 5, 2021 – Today the Nile Explorer bus, an initiative of the United States Mission in Kampala, launched a new tour of Ugandan communities to inspire youth through interactive STEM and health activities. Addressing youth participants in a Nile Explorer outreach program, Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Krafft noted “The Nile Explorer has been revitalized as an American Space for innovation and exploration and is an essential part of …

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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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown Marking Arrival of United States Donation of 647,080 COVID-19 Vaccines for Uganda | September 6, 2021

U.S. Embassy Kampala September 6, 2021 Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown Marking Arrival of United States Donation of 647,080 COVID-19 Vaccines for Uganda (as prepared for delivery at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda) On behalf of the American people, President Biden, our many supporting U.S. agencies, and the U.S. Mission to Uganda, I am …

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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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2021 2nd Quarterly PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit | Highlights on HIV, TB and COVID-19

2021 2nd Quarterly PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit: Highlights on HIV, TB and COVID-19 Friday June 11, 2021, 9AM- noon (virtual) Summit Objectives:  To disseminate recent and ongoing HIV- and TB-related research from Uganda (whether PEPFAR-funded or non-PEPFAR funded) To highlight key findings on COVID-19 and its impact on HIV- and TB- related programs in Uganda    …

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PEPFAR Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS | Applications closing Extended: August 15, 2021

Download: Detailed NOFO 2022 PEPFAR Community Grants | PEPFAR Uganda Notice of Funding_2022 (docx) Download: PEPFAR Uganda Application of Interest_FY2022 (Filled out completely) | PEPFAR Uganda Application of Interest_FY2022 (docx) Download: PEPFAR Uganda Detailed Budget Summary_2022 | PEPFAR Uganda Detailed Budget Summary_2022 (xlsx) PEPFAR Uganda Funding Opportunity is now open to proposals  U.S. Embassy, Kampala PEPFAR Uganda Small Grants Office is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS Program.  This is an open competition.  Outlined in this announcement are PEPFAR Uganda’s funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus …

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Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 22, 2021)   

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 22, 2021) Location:  Uganda Event:  There have been 71,543 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 660 deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Uganda since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health. Consular Operations: All visa and non-emergency U.S. citizen services remain suspended. U.S. citizens in Uganda who require emergency assistance …

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Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 14, 2021)   

Location:  Uganda Event:  There have been 63,071 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 434 deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Uganda since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health. Consular Operations: As of June 14, U.S. Embassy Kampala temporarily suspended all visa services and non-emergency U.S. citizen services. U.S. citizens in Uganda who require assistance should contact the Embassy using …

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World Malaria Day: With U.S. Support, Malaria Deaths and Infections Decline Significantly in Uganda | April 26, 2021

Kampala, April 26, 2021 – “Let’s be the generation to end malaria,” U.S. Mission in Uganda’s Richard Nelson said at a World Malaria Day commemoration April 25, highlighting renewed hope for ending this deadly disease in our lifetime. Since the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) launched 15 years ago, malaria death rates have fallen …

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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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PEPFAR Science Summit 2021 | FEB 2021

PEPFAR Science Summit 2021 The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Uganda held its second annual Science Summit February 1 to disseminate recent and ongoing HIV and TB-related research from Uganda under the theme “Consolidating and Protecting Uganda’s Progress Toward Epidemic Control.” Summit Objectives:  To disseminate recent and ongoing HIV- and TB-related research …

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Second COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda has released the second iteration of the “COVID-19 Resource Toolkit” in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other partners to provide updated access to key COVID-19 information and resources across Ugandan society.  The toolkit includes new and additional links to videos, public service announcements, standard operating procedures, and even …

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United States Donates $1.87 Million in COVID-19 Supplies to Ugandan People | PR 10/24

Kampala, December 9, 2020 — The United States through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)  Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is proud to support Uganda’s efforts to combat COVID-19 with the donation of critical COVID-19 testing reagents and personal protective equipment valued at $1.87 million.   “The U.S. Mission in Uganda contributes more than $500 …

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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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Philly Lutaaya Memorial Public Lecture “Access to HIV Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic” | 17 October, 2020

U.S. Embassy Kampala October 17, 2020 | Office of the President – Conference Hall, Kampala Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft   Senior Government Officials Chairman of the Uganda AIDS Commission Colleagues from the UN and other Health and HIV Development Partners The family of Philly Lutaaya Civil society representatives Ladies and Gentlemen …

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USAID Voucher Project Improves Maternal and Child Health in Northern and Eastern Uganda | PR 10/21

KAMPALA, September 3, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Mission in Uganda is celebrating the successful conclusion of the Voucher Plus Activity, a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand and improve access to quality maternal and newborn services in 35 districts in Northern and Eastern Uganda. As a result of the …

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USAID and the Ministry of Health Celebrate Improved Supply Chain Systems in Uganda | July 29, 2020

Kampala, July 29, 2020 – This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ugandan Ministry of Health are celebrating the successful conclusion of the USAID/Uganda Health Supply Chain activity, implemented by Management Sciences for Health. Since 2014, the activity has focused on improving the overall health of the Ugandan people by ensuring …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 26, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 26, 2020) Location:  Uganda Event:  There are 833 confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently being reported in Uganda according to the Ministry of Health. Since the closure of Entebbe International Airport on March 23, the U.S. Embassy has worked with the Government of Uganda to allow for a number of …

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U.S. Government Begins Phase Two of Indoor Residual Spraying in Eight Districts | May 27, 2020 | PR 04/20

U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE | May 27, 2020 | PR 04/20 U.S. Government Begins Phase Two of Indoor Residual Spraying in Eight Districts On May 25, the U.S. government’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) began the second phase of indoor residual spraying (IRS) in eight high-burden malaria districts in Lango and Teso sub-regions through its VectorLink Project. PMI …

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U.S. Government Provides USD 15 Million to Uganda’s COVID-19 Response | May 22, 2020 | PR 03/20 

U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2020 | PR 03/20  U.S. Government Provides USD 15 Million to Uganda’s COVID-19 Response Kampala, May 22, 2020 – On May 20, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the American people made a commitment of an additional USD 162 million for the global COVID-19 response, bringing the total …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala | (April 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala | (April 28, 2020) Location:  Uganda Event:  There are 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Uganda according to the Ministry of Health.   Since the closure of Entebbe International Airport on March 23, the U.S. Embassy has worked with the Government of Uganda to allow for two special commercial …

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CDC-RFA-GH20-2124- Improving Health Security and Building International Health Regulations core capacities in Uganda | Closing: May 1, 2020

CDC-RFA-GH20-2124- Improving Health Security and Building International Health Regulations core capacities in Uganda | Closing: May 1, 2020 Download: Detailed NOFO Publication The purpose of this NOFO is to continue strengthening Uganda’s capacities for rapid detection and effective and efficient response to health threats, and evidence-based prevention for the spread of epidemic-prone human and zoonotic diseases nationally and …

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NOFO: USAID/Uganda Local Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS Activity | Closing :December 30, 2019 4:00pm local time

The United States Agency for International Development Mission to Uganda (USAID/Uganda) is seeking applications from qualified entities to implement the USAID/Uganda Local Service Delivery for HIV/AIDS Activity. Eligible parties interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of Activity sought, application submission requirements and selection process. Expressions …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity | PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS – 2019 | Closing: August 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (UTC +3)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY KAMPALA, PEPFAR UGANDA SMALL GRANTS OFFICE Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:          PEPFAR Uganda Community Grants to Combat HIV/AIDS Funding Opportunity Number:  DOS-UGA-SMGCG-FY19 Deadline for Applications:           August 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (UTC +3) CFDA Number:                             19.029 – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief …

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PRESS RELEASE | U.S. Government and the National Medical Stores Launch Project to Improve Drug Management 

U.S. MISSION UGANDA PRESS RELEASE PR 01/19 U.S. Government and the National Medical Stores Launch Project to Improve Drug Management  Entebbe, February 15, 2019 – The United States government in partnership with the National Medical Stores launched a contract to develop a new Enterprise Resource Planning System that will improve the management and supply of …

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Request for Information (RFI) for Health Commodities | Closing 9 January, 2019, 17:00 local Kampala time.

Request for Information (RFI) for Health Commodities. USAID/Uganda Mission in support of the Health Office is seeking information on potential responsible local firms/vendors that could provide Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Family Planning Commodities ( Read More…. see attached list) to the Private Not-for-Profit sector in regions of Uganda served by USAID.  

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Air Quality Awareness

April 30 – May 4 is Air Quality Awareness Week.  This year’s theme is Air Quality Where You Are.  The goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps, no matter how small or large, to reduce their contribution to air pollution. The U.S. State Department puts air …

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

“It should go without saying that as one half of humanity, women are entitled to the protection and fulfillment of their human rights. Unfortunately, in Uganda and across the world, that’s not the case. Human rights and gender equality should be respected every single day, but today, especially, is an opportunity for us all to …

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We’re closer than ever to ending HIV/AIDS this World AIDS Day

The global effort to end HIV/AIDS is paying off. For the first time, new data show significant declines in new HIV diagnoses among adolescent girls and young women. “We are at an unprecedented moment in the global HIV/AIDS response,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator for the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS …

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Message on Cases of Marburg Virus Disease in Eastern Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala is aware of 2 confirmed cases of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. Through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are supporting the Ugandan Ministry of Health in their rapid response to contain the outbreak. Within 24 hours of case confirmation, response activities were initiated, …

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Malaria remains Uganda’s leading cause of death. Yet, there are ways to prevent it.

Malaria remains Uganda’s leading cause of death, especially in children under five. Yet, there are ways to prevent it. The following prevention tools are powerful and cost-effective. The U.S. government is proud to support efforts to end malaria in Uganda. Through a five-year project, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is helping more than 13 million Ugandans …

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Without its Health, Uganda Cannot Achieve Wealth

April 7, 2017: Today on World Health Day, Uganda should take stock of the progress it has made in creating a healthier population. According to the recently released Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS), there are some clear and positive trends: more women delivering babies in health facilities; substantial reductions in infant and under-five mortality rates; …

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL HIV DRUGS TO STRENGTHEN UGANDA’S HEALTH SYSTEM

The United States today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Ugandans by providing $8.6 million worth of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to Uganda’s National Medical Stores. At a February 15 ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac signed an implementation letter between United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry …

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Saving Lives at Birth Funding Opportunity

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. They seek groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches …

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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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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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PEPFAR and DREAMS Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

On July 19th at the International AIDS Conference in South Africa, PEPFAR announced the winners of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. DREAMS selected 56 innovators from 15 countries who offer new ways to empower young women. Adolescent girls and young women represent 75 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The winners selected will …

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Ambassador Applauds First Frontline Field Epidemiology Program Graduates

On July 13th, Ambassador Malac participated in the graduation ceremony of the inaugural cohort of trainees from the Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program (Frontline FETP). Implemented by the Ministry of Health in partnership with AFENET and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this program aims to build Uganda’s capacity to detect, investigate, and respond …

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USAID Works with WHO on MDR-TB Treatment Advances

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just announced two new policy recommendations that could save lives by speeding detection and improving treatment outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant forms of TB (MDR-TB). These recommendations include use of a shorter, less expensive treatment regimen and a novel rapid diagnostic test. The current treatment approach takes 18-24 months to …

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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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World Malaria Day

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Uganda.Through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Government is committed to eradicating malaria and has contributed more than $200 million to malaria programs since 2006. PMI is making successful contributions to end malaria in Uganda through four key interventions: indoor residual spraying; insecticide-treated nets; intermittent preventive …

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Ambassador Malac Commemorates World Health Day at Baylor-Uganda

In honor of World Health Day, Ambassador Deborah Malac today visited the Baylor College of Medicine-Uganda Paediatric Center of Excellence (COE). Funded by the U.S. Government through CDC, Baylor-Uganda leads the way in HIV care and treatment in children and is a prime example of our commitment to improving Ugandans’ health. The U.S. Government has …

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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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Ambassador Malac Visits Bulamu Health Camp in Buwambo

On April 5, 2016, Ambassador Malac joined Peace Corps Uganda volunteers at the Bulamu Health Camp in Buwambo. Organized by Bulamu Healthcare International in partnership with Peace Corps Uganda, this three-day health camp provides free health education, screening, and treatment for preventable illnesses. Buwambo is a farming community, with much of the population living below …

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President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Donates Mosquito Nets to Refugees

On March 15, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a collaborative U.S. Government effort led by USAID, took part in donating more than a quarter of a million mosquito nets to people living in Uganda’s refugee settlements. This initiative was a joint effort with the Government of Uganda, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United …

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U.S. Hands over National Health Laboratory to Ministry of Health

The National Health Laboratory Will Strengthen Uganda’s Health Systems The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), transferred the recently completed construction of the National Health Laboratory in Kampala to the Ministry of Health on Friday, January 15.  U.S. Mission Uganda’s Chargé d’Affaires Trish Mahoney and Minister of State Chris Baryomunsi …

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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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