The U.S. Mission to Uganda has awarded a new $64.8 million project that seeks to provide better health services to 23 districts in Eastern Uganda and Karamoja.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R. Malac says in a press statement that this five-year initiative, called the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda project, will reach an estimated 5.7 million people and focus on the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and nutrition, as well as maternal, neonatal, and child health.
The project aims to improve health services in 21 districts of Eastern Uganda and two districts in Karamoja by working with local health officials to strengthen the region’s health system.
The project will train additional health workers and arrange mentor ship and support for trainees.
Ambassador Malac adds that the project will build on the success of previous U.S.-funded efforts to strengthen the country’s health systems.