US gives Uganda $402m to fight HIV/AIDS

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Ambassador Malac and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine

The United States is committing to support Uganda’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response.

PEPFAR provides direct service delivery and technical assistance in Uganda and continues to align investments with national priorities in coordination with the Government of Uganda (GOU); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other development partners.

PEPFAR is also working with the GOU to develop an HIV trust fund that will contribute support for HIV programs in the country.

All PEPFAR-supported programs in Uganda safeguard service quality and equity and ensure linkages and integration of services across all levels of care.

PEPFAR funded Uganda in 2016 to the tune of $371 million.

This year, it is increasing the funding to $402m in an effort to end the AIDS scourge.

The US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac, and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, on May 9, signed an agreement today that will expand U.S.-Uganda research cooperation in combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases that impact Ugandans and millions of others around the world.

As an African leader in biomedical research, Ugandan scientists play an important role in global infectious disease research.

The U.S. government is proud to partner with Uganda on this initiative as part of its commitment to strengthening Uganda’s health sector.