By Rachael Nakassi
The government of Uganda and the global fund have today launched a USD.278M support grant for HIV, Tuberclosis and Malaria that will run curative programs for the next three years.
Officiating at the launch of the support programme, the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda described the funding as historical since it’s the highest on the African continent.
Rugunda revealed that the funding is a sign of confidence which development partners have in Uganda’s systems.
Rugunda further revealed that the government through the ministry of finance contribute USD.1.5million over the next three years to enable the provision of enough medical supplies.
The premier further emphasized the need for increased sensitization on how to funds will be utilized.
The Health minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng expressed optimism that the government will contribute it part in ensuring that the intentions of the projects are realized.
The American ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malaac challenged Uganda to double their efforts towards fighting AIDS, TB and Malaria since they are still among the leading contributors to deaths in the country.