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 »

Ambassador Deborah Malac launch the Uganda Biodiversity Fund, announce a $100,000 seed grant.

Full speech by U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Monday, March 1, 2017, 5:45PM Good evening!  I am delighted to be here this evening to mark the official launch of the Uganda Biodiversity Fund and to support its mission of generating sustainable financing for conservation in Uganda. I want to thank the Government of Uganda for joining USAID and the Wildlife Conservation Society to convene this mi... Read More »

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 of Health, the ... Read More »

U.S. GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS UGANDA’S TB CONTROL EFFORTS WITH DONATION OF STATE-OF-THE-ART DETECTION EQUIPMENT

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 »

U.S. Ambassador Malac Visits Karamoja to See How U.S. Assistance Addresses Challenges Faced by the Karamojong

KAMPALA– From January 30 to February 1, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac visited the Kaabong and Moroto districts to see firsthand how U.S. Government-funded programs are addressing challenges in the Karamoja region. Along with USAID Mission Director Mark Meassick, Ambassador Malac met with local government officials and visited USAID activities focused on food security, the environmen... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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. Secret Service and Ugandan Authorities Dismantle International Cyber Counterfeiting Conspiracy

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

U.S. Government Provides UPDF with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Robot

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

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Visit to Uganda

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

U.S Assistant Secretary for Human rights Tom Malinowski visit to Uganda

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

Over 600 Child Experts Convene in Kampala to Discuss the Plight of Ugandan Children

KAMPALA – On October 27 and 28 2015, the United States government, in partnership with the Government of Uganda, hosted more than 600 participants at the National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child to address the critical challenges facing children in Uganda. The two-day Forum, held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, brought together participants from both the private and public sectors, including M... Read More »

Prime Minister Rugunda Familiarize Himself With U.S. Embassy Youth Engagement

Youth outreach is a top goal for the U.S. Embassy, and we are always looking for ways to better engage with them and have a real impact on their lives. On August 25th, 2015, Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi hosted a reception with some of the Embassy’s youth partners and Ugandan Prime Minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda. The meeting allowed Prime Minister Rugunda to familiarize himself with the nature o... Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 56 New Peace Corps Volunteers

KAMPALA – 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. This swearing-in ceremony follows nine weeks of training for the 45 Volunteers in the areas of health and agriculture and three ... Read More »

USAID and GIZ Cooperate in Northern Uganda Water and Sanitation Project

KAMPALA- U.S. Mission Uganda today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to design and implement town sanitation plans in four Northern Uganda towns: Oyan, Kamdini, Aduku and Apac. USAID has committed $2 million to the project over a two-year peri... Read More »

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

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

Statement From the Ambassador (September 14, 2014)

Ambassador Scott DeLisi congratulates President Museveni and expresses the United States’ gratitude for the successful disruption of an al-Shabaab terrorist attack. The work of the Ugandan security agencies certainly saved lives and led to the arrest of a number of suspected terrorists. The U.S. Embassy deeply appreciates Uganda’s continued commitment to our strong partnership in pursuit of re... Read More »

September 02, 2014: USAID and GIZ Cooperate in Northern Uganda Water and Sanitation Project

KAMPALA- U.S. Mission Uganda today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to design and implement town sanitation plans in four Northern Uganda towns: Oyan, Kamdini, Aduku and Apac. USAID has committed $2 million to the project over a two-year peri... Read More »

U.S. Ambassador Swears In 56 New Peace Corps Volunteers

KAMPALA – 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. This swearing-in ceremony follows nine weeks of training for the 45 Volunteers in the areas of health and agriculture and three ... Read More »

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 findings and lessons learne... Read More »

U.S. Celebrates Historic Progress in the Global Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases: 1 Billion

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

Release of Annual Human Rights Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C.- On February 27, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry submitted the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress. The reports, now in their 38th year, are available on State.gov and HumanRights.gov. Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. Th... Read More »

March 3, 2014: Uganda Works to Establish an Autonomous

KAMPALA– The U.S. Mission today announced the successful completion of the Uganda activity under the Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) Program, a six-year $40 million regional initiative financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). According to the 5th Water and Environment Sector Performance Report, access to improved water in Uganda reached only 70% of t... Read More »

U.S. Farmers Volunteer to Assist Ugandan Farmers

KAMPALA- U.S. Mission Uganda today announced a program that connects farmers in the United States with their counterparts around the world for training and technical assistance. U.S. Mission Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will place 125 American volunteer farmers with projects that assist local farmers in U... Read More »

Statement by the President on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love. That is why I am so deeply disappointed that Uganda wi... Read More »

U.S. Mission Pledges 50 Million Ugandan Shillings to Support Entrepreneurship Project Led by Young African Leadership Initiative Alu

Kampala–On February 3, 2014, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan signed a grant worth approximately 50 million Ugandan Shillings.  This grant, funded by the American people, is awarded to alumni of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) to support youth entrepreneurship efforts in Uganda. Entitled Empowering Youth Entrepreneur... Read More »

World safer when CDC works with other countries to fight infectious diseases

According to an article in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pilot projects between CDC and Uganda and CDC and Vietnam have resulted in improvements in disease detection and response that may serve as a model for increasing global health security in the ... Read More »

Ugandan Youth Internship Program Starts Second Round

KAMPALA —On January 24, 2014, U.S. Mission Uganda launched the second six-month YouthMap internship opportunity for young university graduates to improve their employment prospects and contribute to the country’s broader economic development efforts. The YouthMap Program is a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented in partne... 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.  In total, there are 166... Read More »

Report Reveals One-Third Reduction in Maternal Mortality in One Year through Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C., JANUARY 9, 2014 – The public-private partnership led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Saving Mothers, Giving Life, announced today that the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where the initiative has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions. S... Read More »
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