UGANDA RECEIVES MORE FUNDING TO FIGHT COVID19
By Joel Mugabi
A few days after the Government of Norway committed Shs8bn to Uganda to boost Covid19 vaccine uptake and coverage for essential workers and people with co-morbities, Denmark has also offered the country billions to help in the fight against Covid19.
The Danish Government has extended support to the tune of Shs5bn to help in the implementation of the Covid19 Resurgence Response Plan as the country continues to battle a deadly second wave, and as fears of a looming more lethal third wave persist.
Officials from the Embassy of Denmark in Uganda, and World Health Organization (WHO) were present at a Kampala event where the Danish Government officially announced this offer.
Hanifa Kawooya, the Junior Health Minister in charge of General Duties, Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine and Director General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa represented the Ugandan Government.
WHO Country Representative for Uganda Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam explained that the funds will be utilized by the global health body to fund critical areas such as improving surveillance, case management, and detection in communities.
WHO will work with Uganda’s health ministry in the implementation of the project that will last one year. The funds will go directly to WHO which will work with the Ugandan Government and its existing health structures to boost ongoing efforts to curb the Covid19 second wave.
Minister Kawooya praised the Government of Denmark for its generosity. “The grant from the Government of Denmark is going to be a great contributor to our efforts towards managing the outbreak and vaccinating our citizens,” she said. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at email@example.com).