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USAID boosts Ebola fight with UGX 5.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has boosted Uganda’s Ebola efforts with a donation of 5.5 Billion shillings. The committed funds will be spent in supporting the Ministry of Health conduct surveillance at its border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Patricia Rader, …

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Severe food crisis looms over Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Severe food disaster is expected to last up to January in North-Eastern regions of Karamoja and Teso. This is according to two early warning agencies. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and the USAID funded Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) says the …

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UVRI demands funding for research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI has asked the government to fund research activities. UVRI carries out research on communicable diseases in man and animals, with emphasis on viral transmitted infections. The institute also hosts the regional laboratory for tests on severe infections. Steven Balinandi, …

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Snack vendors reusing cooking oil-Unhealthy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Henry Kamugisha operates a pork joint in Kikoni Makerere, a Kampala suburb. Kamugisha joint sells fried and roasted pork. He reuses the oil generated from the pork for a month and only keeps reducing it as it increases. According to Kamugisha, because the oil …

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ICT empowers local population

Catholic Relief Services has worked in Uganda since 1965 in agriculture, microfinance and agriculture sectors, among others. Country Representative, Niek de Goeij, spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about their efforts to promote ICT for development. First, recently you held a three-day international conference on ICT4D in Kampala. How significance …

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USAID awards grants to solar firms

A total of 25 solar companies and eight financial institutions were the beneficiaries of a USAID Power Africa co-sponsored exhibition at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | Held under the theme ‘Financing East Africa’s Power and Energy Sector’ the event showcased products like grain mills, boda …

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