The United States has reassured Uganda of its continued health support despite the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been great fear that the COVID-19 pandemic would hugely impact on foreign aid to major projects in the country especially from the US since it is the worst hit by the outbreak.
However, while appearing on the Kfm’s Hot seat last night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) country director Dr Lisa Nelson revealed that US funding to Uganda will not be disrupted by the pandemic.
Dr Nelson says they have already received approval funding for the president’s emergency plan for Aids relief program for next year.
She further explains that they have also provided some additional resources to the government to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S government has since extended $3.6 million (about Shs14b) to Uganda to boost the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, they provided more than $500 million in assistance to the health sector in Uganda, representing the largest investment from any country.