Call for proposals – Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2017/2018

The U.S. Mission in Kampala is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. The Fund’s primary intention is to support projects to assist refugees and focus on one-time needs. Such projects should not be ones already being addressed by UNHCR or NGOs receiving U.S. Government funding. The maximum project budget should not exceed $25,000. To submit an application, plea... Read More »

Telephone Services Closing Date: June 1, 2017 at 10:00am, local time

Procurement Reference Number: SUG500-17-R-0012 The requirement is for the providing telephone phone services at the US Embassy Kampala.  The anticipated performance is for a base period of twelve months and four one-year periods at the option of the Government.  For complete details regarding this requirement go to www.FBO.Gov, enter the solicitation number “SU... Read More »

USAID supports renovation of a Conservation Education Center in Lake Mburo National Park

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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; and an increased percentage of hous... Read More »

Chargé D’Affaires Colette Marcellin visit Kasenge Primary School

In recognition of Women’s History Month and in advance of World Health Day, Chargé D’Affaires Colette Marcellin visited the Kasenge Primary School in Mukono district and participated in discussions with students on the importance of making smart and healthy life decisions. Students presented songs and skits on how they are making smart choices to remain healthy and AIDS-free. Kasenge Primary ... Read More »

Got questions on study in the U.S.A?

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Calling all UPE schools! We’re inviting YOU to participate in the first “Pinewood Derby!”

What’s a Pinewood Derby? It’s a racing event where students are challenged to build their own cars using a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Any U.P.E school in Uganda may register to participate in the competition. The first 20 schools that register will receive 10 Derby Starter Kits. Five of these kits MUST be allocated to female students. A science teacher must also be designa... Read More »


KAMPALA – The United States today demonstrated its ongoing support for and commitment to the improved health and well-being of all Ugandans with the donation of state-of-the-art medical equipment that will help health officials detect, monitor and treat tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis. In a February 10 ceremony at Uganda’s Ministry of Health in Kampala, U.S. Ambassador to Uga... Read More »

Black history: “If you see something that is not right, … do something about it.”

By Kuros Ghaffari Fifty years ago, the city of Selma, Alabama, took center stage in the American civil rights movement. A major goal of the movement had been securing voting rights that were granted under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Despite that federal requirement, some states and local jurisdictions had created legal hurdles that made it difficult for African Americans to cast ... Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 32 New Peace Corps Education Volunteers

KAMPALA – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on January 19 presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the newest group of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. These 32 Volunteers will specialize in educational activities, specifically with the objective of promoting reading and literacy. Volunteers serve in Ugandan communities for two years, working hand-in-hand with local partners to... Read More »

Donald Trump: America’s president

By Pamela M. Prah – Jan 19, 2017 Donald J. Trump, a businessman who promises to use his financial know-how to help Americans improve their standard of living, on January 20 takes office as the 45th president of the United States. The real estate magnate defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who had hoped to be the first woman president. Accepting victory early November 9, 2016, Tr... Read More »

Interested in studying in the US?

Join us for a group advising session! Please note that you have to attend a group advising session before requesting for an individual appointment with the Education Adviser. The dates for group advising sessions are listed below: Graduate students : Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am on the following dates: February 16th, March 2nd , May 18th ,June 8th and 22nd,July 6th and 20th,August 3rd and... Read More »

U.S. helps build Ugandan capacity to combat wildlife crime

The U.S. Government is helping to build the capacity of Ugandan authorities to protect the country’s natural heritage and to combat illicit trafficking that threatens both Uganda’s abundant wildlife and security. The donation of 10 wildlife crime scene investigation (WCSI) kits by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will assist several Ugandan agencies in their mission to com... Read More »

U.S. Officials Visit with Participants in DREAMS Program

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Dr. Shannon Smith earlier this month visited a group of girls and young women participating in the DREAMS program at a Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) site in the Mukono District of Uganda. The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) last year initiated the DREAMS program in ... Read More »

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 for pregnant women and newborns in po... Read More »

A Look Back at U.S. Mission Uganda’s Work in 2016

Emmanuel Odama, a scientist with the National Agricultural Research Organization and a member of the 2016 class of Mandela Washington Fellows, introduced President Barack Obama at the close of this year’s Young African Leadership Institute summit in Washington, DC in August. More than 1,000 young leaders from 49 African countries, including 30 Ugandans, attended the six-week fellowship at unive... Read More »

U.S. Mission contributes $40 million to assist refugees in Uganda

The U.S. Mission to Uganda announces the continuing support of the U.S. Government and the American people for the security of Uganda and its increasing refugee population with a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). This emergency humanitarian aid, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Office of Food for Peace (FFP), will... Read More »

Opportunity for young Ugandan girls interested in education and leadership

The U.S. Mission to Uganda and the Department of State are sponsoring Women in Science STEAM camp to involve girls in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The next STEAM Camp will be held in Malawi from July 30 to August 15, 2017. Ugandan female students in Senior 3, Senior 4, and Senior 5, who are interested in these topics and have demonstrated engagement in their communities... Read More »

The U.S. Embassy Kampala will be CLOSED during this festive period as follows

Monday, December 26 in observance of Boxing Day The Embassy will re-open on Tuesday December 27, 2016. Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day The Embassy will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. For after-hours emergencies, please call (+256)(0) 414-306-001 and (+256)(0)312-306-001. For non-emergency inquiries email anytime or ca... Read More »

Notice of Funding Opportunity for a Mobile Programming Space

Background The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy seeks to extend the reach of the U.S. Mission Uganda’s public diplomacy activities by establishing a mobile programming space (a bus or a truck) to travel to remote areas of Uganda to promote American culture and values. Through a selection of books, periodicals, films, technology, Internet access, and learning activities focused on scien... Read More »

Meet the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes – individuals who have dedicated their efforts towards an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

This week, Ambassador Malac recognized the 2016 PEPFAR Heroes. These Ugandans have worked tirelessly on the front lines of The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s HIV efforts. “We hear a lot of statistics about AIDS overall – how many people are affected by the disease, what kind of measures we are putting in place, and how much we are investing in ending the epidemi... Read More »

Study in the U.S. opportunities for Scholars and Secondary School Educators

The U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the summer 2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators and the Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars program. The Secondary Educators include classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, among others. The Study of the United S... Read More »

U.S. Government supports Ministry of Health in launching Test and Treat Guidelines for HIV/AIDS

On November 29 2016, the United States Government demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving the health of all Ugandans through its support to the Ministry of Health and its launch of Test and Treat Guidelines for HIV/AIDS in Uganda. This new policy is an aggressive approach to get more HIV-positive Ugandans on treatment immediately upon diagnosis, to identify remaining segments of society t... Read More »

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women Op-ed Ending Gender-Based Violence is Everyone’s Responsibility

By U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac November 25, 2016 Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Uganda is taking an important step forward to protect women and girls by launching its National Action Plan on the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence. I commend the Government of Uganda, especially the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, on acknowledging... Read More »

Notice of Funding: English Access Micro scholarship Program (Access)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda, announces an open competition for grant proposals for the administration of the English Access Micro scholarship Program (Access), which provides English-language instruction to 13 to 20 year-old disadvantaged students. The Access Program is expected to fund two years of after-school classes and enhancement activities at a total cost ... Read More »

U.S. Government continues to help improve & strengthen UG health systems with support to the National Health Laboratory

November 17, 2016: The United States Government, represented by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac, demonstrated its ongoing commitment to improving Uganda’s health systems during the official opening and dedication of the country’s National Health Laboratory in Butabika. The United States is proud to have supported the construction of the Laboratory, which will help improve the lives ... Read More »

Special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 12- to 18-month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals with 2 to 10 years of experience working on social issues, a college degree, and English proficiency are en... Read More »


In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) as a tool through which the people of the United States could help less developed countries to preserve their cultural heritage. Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic sites and manuscripts, mus... Read More »

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 desi... Read More »

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 to the support of the Ame... Read More »

Being born a girl shouldn’t mean you won’t finish school

Does your gender determine your fate? In some places, being born a girl means a life of illiteracy, poor nutrition, limited health care, marriage before age 15 and pregnancy shortly afterward — whether or not she is ready to have a child. October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to help girls stay in school and lead better lives. Read More »

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 for violence or demonstrations that could ar... Read More »

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, grow their businesses,... Read More »

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 Associa... Read More »

PEPFAR Key Populations Investment Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity

We have everything we need to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic — the science, tools, and common vision. But success demands that the protection of human rights remains at the core of our work. Around the globe — including in the United States — stigma and discrimination still threaten key affected populations, including men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject d... Read More »

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 South Sudan” on the margins of... Read More »

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 that youth groups associated with the protests are gat... Read More »

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, and much more. During the program, the part... Read More »

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 integrated study tours to provide foreig... Read More »

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. And between September 21 and October 26, the progra... Read More »

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 in Uganda,... Read More »

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. Innov... Read More »

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 an alert of a suspected yellow f... Read More »

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 busi... Read More »

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, al-Shabaab, and other terr... Read More »

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 key component for Ugandan and international health off... Read More »

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 (USAID), provided the fundi... Read More »

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 National Health ... Read More »

Ambassador Malac swears-in largest cohort of Peace Corps volunteers to Uganda

KAMPALA – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac on August 11 swore in 62 new Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), the single largest induction of Volunteers in Uganda since the Peace Corps began operating in the country in 1964. This latest cohort of PCVs will bring the total number of Volunteers in Uganda to 177. Ambassador Malac applauded the Volunteers’ dedication and the importance of their... Read More »

AGOA is an important tool to help Uganda achieve the middle income status – Ambassador Malac

On August 10, the U.S. Mission in Kampala held a news conference with members of the media to talk about the strategic importance of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), its extension until 2025, and how Uganda can maximize AGOA’s many benefits. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac, joined by Margaret Waithaka from the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and U.S. Embassy trade experts David R... Read More »

U.S. Mission Uganda Hosts Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop

KAMPALA: On August 8-9, 2016, U.S. Mission Uganda partnered with the wildlife trade monitoring network (TRAFFIC) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to convene the first Uganda Wildlife Trafficking Stakeholder Workshop. The two-day workshop’s goals were to assess the trends of transnational wildlife crime in Uganda and set priority actions for combating wildlife trafficking at a national lev... Read More »

Emmanuel Odama Introduces President Obama at the YALI Town Hall

We’re thrilled and proud that Uganda’s own Emmanuel Odama introduced President Obama last night at the final session of the 2016 YALI Summit in Washington! Watch the video below. “I come from Uganda — from a farming community in the countryside where I learned what I know from the farmers I grew up with. When I had the chance to complete my education in agricultural science, the hardest d... Read More »

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 implement innovative solutions in... Read More »

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 this eve... Read More »

Ambassador Malac Visits Eastern Uganda

From June 28th to 30th, Ambassador Malac took an official trip to eastern Uganda to visit the several programs and activities supported by the U.S. government. Among the program and places Ambassador Malac visited was the Bugiri Agribusiness Initiative Development Association which is supported by the Feed the Future initiative and helps more than 3,000 farmers in the region. Ambassador... Read More »

U.S Embassy Hosts Teaching Conference for English Language Teachers

As part of its effort to support the teaching of the English language in Ugandan schools, the U.S. Embassy Kampala funded a conference for over 80 English Language Teachers from Western Region of Uganda. The three-day conference was held at Mbarara University Science and Technology (MUST) last week. The theme of the conference was “Teacher Empowerment through Connections.” Presentations wer... Read More »

World Refugee Day 2016: U.S Continues Support to Refugees Worldwide

The United States has a proud history of welcoming refugees. Our resettlement program reflects our highest values and aspirations to compassion, generosity, and leadership. Since 1975, the United States Refugee Admissions Program has welcomed more than 3.2 million resettled refugees from around the world. In each of the last three years, the United States has resettled nearly 70,000 refugees an... Read More »

Meet Five Talented Young Ugandans for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

This month, the U.S. Government will gather entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, including these 5 highly talented young #Ugandans for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). We believe that when we connect global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world. GES 2016 aims to showcase inspiring entrepr... Read More »

30 Ugandans Selected for 2016 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is proud to announce that thirty Ugandans have been selected to participate in the 2016 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. The 30 young Ugandan leaders will join colleagues from 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa for a six week leadership training to improve their skills at various U.S. universities. They will also participate in a conference hosted by President O... Read More »

Let’s Join Hands to Stop Violence against Children – Ambassador Malac

Day of the African Child U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac June 16, 2016 The United States is proud to celebrate the Day of the African Child with our partners in Uganda and across Africa. Today, we commemorate the day in 1976 when thousands of school children in Soweto, South Africa, took to the streets to protest against the inferior quality of their education under apartheid. Sadly, many child... Read More »

USAID Supported Youth Leadership Academy Graduates 76 Leaders

Last week, 76 youth leaders graduated from the third International Republican Institute (IRI) Leadership Academy, aimed at promoting visionary leadership among youth leaders. The three month training, supported by USAID and the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) through IRI, focused on topics including: transformational leadership, self-leadership, leading others, policy analysis, advocacy and ... Read More »

Ambassador Malac’s full speech at the East African Healthcare Federation Conference

As prepared for delivery Remarks for East African Healthcare Federation Conference U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:45 AM Sheraton Hotel, Kampala Hon. Minister of Health, Elioda Tumwesigye, Honorable Ministers from Rwanda and Tanzania, Government representatives from Kenya, Uganda Government representatives, Non-governmental Organizations and Faith-based Organizations pr... Read More »

Best Wishes to the Muslim Communities on the Holy Month of Ramadan

Statement by the Ambassador Deborah R. Malac on the Occasion of Ramadan Asalam Alaikum, On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I would like to extend our best wishes to Muslim communities in Uganda on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the festive month during which Muslims around the globe reflect on and renew their faith. Muslims honor each day of Ramadan as a day of patient endu... Read More »

World Environment Day: Farmers, do want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

As farmers adapt to the effects of climate change, they want cost-effective ways to maximize available water and improve soil. More and more farmers are discovering conservation tillage (also known as conservation agriculture). Instead of disturbing the soil by plowing after a harvest, the farmers leave residue, such as maize stalks or wheat stubble, on a field as they plant the next season’s cr... Read More »

PEPFAR approve $380 million in new programming for Uganda

The United States is dedicated to helping improve the lives of the people of Uganda. Last week in South Africa, Ambassador Malac and officials from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) approved $380 million in new programming for Uganda. This U.S. government assistance is the result of months of hard work and collaboration between PEPFAR and Ugandans from government and... Read More »

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 comple... Read More »

Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs Bruce Wharton on the U.S.-Uganda relationship

On Friday May 13, 2016, U.S. Principal Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs Bruce Wharton spoke to the media about the U.S.-Uganda relationship and yesterday’s swearing-in of President Museveni. Below are excerpts of his prepared remarks: “The United States values its relationship with Uganda and the Ugandan people. Our two countries cooperate closely on a number of important issues, ... Read More »

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 seen improvements in TB case detectio... Read More »

Full speech: World Press Freedom Day 2016

Remarks for Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney World Press Freedom Day 2016 African Centre for Media Excellence 3 May 2016, Golf Course Hotel, Kampala   Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark World Press Freedom Day. Ambassador Malac couldn’t be here because she is visiting some of our programs in Gulu and Arua, but she is here with us in spirit, as she is an ardent suppor... Read More »

USAID and UCDA share the new National Coffee Strategy with coffee farmers

Uganda is Africa’s leading exporter of coffee. USAID is working with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to share the new National Coffee Strategy with coffee farmers. The strategy aims at increasing coffee production and will strengthen farmer organizations, support research, streamline regulations, and promote the local consumption of coffee. Over 90% of coffee farmers in 93 districts now ... Read More »

U.S. Mission Hosts a Youth Technology Camp

Three talented young Ugandans organized a technology camp on April 27 at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala to share their expertise with other youth. The three organizers are alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) TechCamp, held last October in South Africa. The two-day camp, where Joan Apego, Sharon Againe, and Baker Lwasampijja interacted with world-class technology trainers, allowed t... Read More »

U.S. Supports New Program to Boost Smallholder Farmers Income

The U.S. Mission Uganda announced a USAID program to boost the income and productivity of Uganda’s smallholder farmers. The Feed the Future Uganda Producer Organizations Activity will help strengthen the governance, management, service delivery and local level advocacy capacities of agriculture Producer Organizations to function as viable business entities, as buyers of improved inputs and reli... Read More »

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; intermi... Read More »

Ambassador Malac’s Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit 2016

Remarks for Generation Agripreneur Expo and Summit Ambassador Deborah Malac Thursday, April 21, 2016 Uganda Manufacturers Association Show Grounds, Kampala, Uganda Thank you Captain Abhay Agarwal , for your introduction. Under your leadership, the American Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job promoting U.S. business interests here in Uganda. I appreciate your leadership, energy, and vision ... Read More »

PICTURES: Ambassador Meeting Exhibitors at the Generation Agripreneur Show 2016.

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac visited the 2016 Generation AgriPreneur Summit and Expo on April 20. She met creative Ugandan exhibitors who add value to locally grown agricultural products and increasing economic growth. The AgriPreneur Summit and Expo brought U.S. and Ugandan agripreneurs together to explore opportunities to expand their businesses. ... Read More »

Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo Opens

KAMPALA, April 19, 2016: U.S. Mission Uganda and the American Chamber of Commerce-Uganda have partnered to organize the second annual “Generation Agripreneur Summit and Expo,” which opened in Kampala on April 19. The Summit and Expo, held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association show grounds, will run until April 21, and will feature more than 120 companies from Uganda and the United States inv... Read More »

USAID Support Opportunities for Young Ugandan Entrepreneurs

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, is proud to support opportunities for young Ugandan entrepreneurs, like the just-launched three-year program with Yunus Social Business Uganda. A total of 13 social business will participate in this first cohort of the Social Business Accelerator. This initiative will support small and medium social businesses to generate ... Read More »

Release of the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The 2015 edition of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices points to a global governance crisis. In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most extreme cases, to kill people or drive them from their homes. Some look at the... Read More »

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 invested more than $83 million in Baylor-Uganda... Read More »

Post-Election Symposium on Youth, Democracy and Governance

Remarks for Ambassador Malac Post-Election Symposium on Youth, Democracy and Governance Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Hotel Africana, Kampala, 2:30pm Good afternoon. I am honored and pleased to be here and to join the other guests today for this discussion on youth, democracy and governance. These are crucial issues that matter, not just to me or the United States. The future of Uganda is of course... Read More »

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 development goal of ensuring good health and well-being fo... Read More »

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 the poverty line and ... Read More »

A statement regarding the ruling of Uganda’s Supreme Court on the February 18 elections

The U.S. Embassy notes today’s Supreme Court ruling affirming the results of Uganda’s February 18 presidential vote that saw President Yoweri Museveni re-elected to his fifth term. We encourage all Ugandans to respect the Court’s decision, and express their views in a peaceful manner. We note that the Court acknowledged some instances of non-compliance by Election Commission officials and in... Read More »

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 Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World He... Read More »

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region

Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City March 21, 2016 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Foreign Minister Chikoti, for being here today and for hosting this timely debate on an incredibly important set of issues. Let me also thank the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Commissioner Chergui, Special Envoy Djinnit, and Mr. Pill... Read More »

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 p... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 an expert panel. The winner of the c... Read More »

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 both the private and public sectors, including dis... Read More »

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 o... Read More »

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 to ensure a sustainable future for you,... Read More »

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 the private and public sectors, including Members of... Read More »

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 exceptional meritorious conduct and outstand... Read More »

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 Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 55 New Peace Corps Volunteers

On August 13, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott H. DeLisi swore in a new group of 55 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) who will serve in the areas of health and agriculture. This newest group brings the total number of PCVs currently serving in Uganda to 175. The new health volunteers will educate the public and create access to health care services for HIV/AIDS, malaria, hygiene, and nutrition.... Read More »

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 the dinner, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott H. DeLisi noted: “... Read More »

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 Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Condolence Message on the Death of Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi

On behalf of the U.S. government, U.S. Mission Uganda extends our deepest condolences to the children, family, and friends of Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi.  She will be remembered as a brave and tireless promotor of justice, dedicated to ensuring peace and stability in her country. The United States reiterates its support for the Ugandan government’s efforts to combat internation... Read More »

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 contribut... Read More »

Ambassador Scott DeLisi Inaugurates Muslim Youth Leadership Camp

On January 21, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi inaugurated the Muslim Youth Leadership Camp at Mariam High School, Kisaasi, Kampala. The leadership camp was organized to benefit the youth to develop skills, ideas, and build friendships and tools to advance peace and respect for human dignity. At the event, Ambassador DeLisi spoke to more than 100 Ugandan and Somali community youth leaders a... Read More »

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 swearing in ceremony, U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ms. Patricia Maho... Read More »

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. Mission in Uganda remains committed to our strong partnership with Ugand... Read More »

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.  This year’s co... Read More »

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 and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illum... Read More »

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 a contribution... Read More »

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 democracy and governance.  No... Read More »

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 degrees. The Peace Corps, a voluntee... Read More »
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