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Why tuberculosis persists

By Michael C. Fairbanks Many of history’s greatest personalities; Eleanor Roosevelt, George Orwell, Franz Kafka all died of TB It surprises many people in Europe and North America that tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the great scourges in human history. One out of every three people in the world is …

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Uganda gets kits to combat wildlife crime

One of the challenges that Uganda’s tourism sector continuously faces is poaching and illicit trafficking of its wildlife. To curb this, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated to the country 10 wildlife crime scene investigation (WCSI) kits to combat wildlife related crimes.  In addition to the kits, …

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USAID gives $3million for refugees flocking to Uganda

The US Mission to Uganda has announced a donation of $3 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in support of refugees in Uganda. The large and sudden influx of South Sudanese refugees—totaling more than 82,000 since July 1, 2016—has strained WFP’s existing resources. Uganda currently hosts more than 620,000 …

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USAID backs innovation in Uganda

By Pearl Natamba Uganda has hailed the U.S government for supporting it in the Innovations for local government social services delivery program to foster local government social services delivery through innovations, at its official launch on Feb.5 at Protea Hotel,Kampala. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), committed US$ …

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Wild life tourism boosts in Albertine rift

By Joan Akello The U.S. Mission to Uganda, and the  Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  registered  increasing tourism and wildlife conservation in the Lake Albert Region of Uganda, with the conclusion of the three-year, USAID-funded ”Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift” (USAID-STAR) project. The final report was released this week at …

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