Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac “All US government funded projects will continue running”

The US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac says All US government funded projects will continue running   at least up to September next year.

Ambassador Malac was last evening speaking to KFM at the US Mission in Kampala hours after Donald Trump was declared winner of presidential race, making him the 45th president of the USA.

There have been concerns generally regarding Trump’s foreign policy and how this will impact Uganda and other parts of the world, owing to the fact that he holds a more inward viewpoint of administration.

One of the most successful and high impact programs by the US government is the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief, with the US government injecting at least More than 3 billion dollars between 2004 and 2015.

Ambassador Malac says for now the US Congress has appropriated funding to cover the activities for this financial year up to September 30th 2017.

In 2015 alone the initiative supported over 700,000 Ugandans in accessing Life Saving anti-retroviral treatment, Voluntary Safe male circumcision for close to 500,000 men, and the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in over 91,000 pregnant women.