USAID Commits USD 55M to HIV, Nutrition Project in Uganda

The US government has boosted the health sector in Uganda with a commitment of USD 55 million towards nutrition and the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Eastern and Central regions.

The funds awarded to the Regional Health Enhancement Services in the two regions will also help to maximize the impact of the investments made by Government of Uganda, cure U.S and other stakeholders in the health sector.

According to a statement released Monday by the US embassy in Uganda, capsule the USAID project will be implemented in 11 districts in East and Central Uganda with an estimated 4.1 million people through a district based integrated package of quality health, website like this HIV, nutrition and child development services.

It builds on the previous USAID funded efforts in Uganda in the areas of HIV, tuberculosis, family planning, nutrition, maternal, neonatal and child health.

U.S Ambassador to Uganda H.E Deborah Malac expressed optimism that the program will have a positive impact on the beneficiaries.

“By concentrating increased resources on specific interventions in the focus districts and communities, the activity expects to have significant, measurable and lasting impact on the beneficiary population,” Ambassador Malac said in a statement.

She added; “These efforts will ultimately contribute to changes in key indicators such s HIV and malaria prevalence, maternal, neonatal and child mortality, modern contraceptive method use and child development outcomes.”

Upon implementation, it is believed that citizens utilization and accessibility of health services in the two regions will be further increased. It will also improve quality availability of resources for public sector health services, organization and management of service delivery as well as adoption of healthy behaviors by communities in focus areas and target population.

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