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Uganda to carry out multi-drug resistant TB survey

Only 33 percent of patients with MDRTB are able to access treatment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to carry out a survey to determine the burden of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis(MDRTB) in the country. The nationwide survey will give a better picture of the prevalence of …

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USAID rolls out project to tackle corruption in refugee response

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has rolled out a five-year project that among others seeks to tackle corruption in refugee response. In West Nile, the project will be implemented in the refugee hosting districts such as Madi Okollo, Koboko, Obongi, Terego, and Adjumani …

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United States launches five-year project to help reduce corruption in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched the Strengthening Systems and Public Accountability project to support actions to improve the government of Uganda’s accountability to its citizens and decrease the corruption that impedes economic growth …

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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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US suspends $10m COVID-19 direct cash transfer to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The US government has been forced to halt a $10 million (sh36 billion) programme to give cash assistance to Ugandans most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, after the the country’s NGO Bureau announced the suspension of programs by the implementing agency GiveDirectly. Despite the U.S. Agency …

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COVID-19 hit families to benefit from UGX 36B direct cash giveaways

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 120,000 families in Uganda whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic will benefit from USD 10 million, approximately 36 billion Shillings’ direct cash transfers. The programme, implemented by GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization that lets donors send money to …

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