KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
Uganda has received a donation of Anti-malarial drugs worth 500,000 million US dollars from the Korean government and diagnostic support to the Uganda Cancer Institute and the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory services.
The donation comes in the wake of rising cases of cancer and malaria infections in the country.
The Korean foundation for international Health-care and the Korean National Cancer Centre has boosted Uganda’s campaign against Malaria and Cancer with a half million Dollars as part of the Korean government plan for Africa.
Under the National Minimum Health Care Package, the Government of Uganda is committed to improving health services in the country through provision of necessary equipment to health facilities. Over the years, the Ministry of Health has continued to procure this equipment and distributed it to various health facilities depending on their levels.
The Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Korea H.E Park Hae Sang has on behalf of his Government, promised Uganda a donation of 100,000 US $ to help the flood victims of Northern and Eastern Uganda.
The Korean Vice Minister, who was meeting the State Minister for Foreign Affairs in Charge of Regional Cooperation, Hon. Isaac Musumba expressed sympathy for the areas that have been affected by the floods. He pledged Korea's help in the flood recovery programme. H.E Park Hae Sang led an 8-man delegation, which arrived in Uganda on 30th September 2007.
Lorna Crosse International Ministries based in California in the United States of America has donated medical equipment and scholastic materials worth US$100,000 to Uganda to help improve access to quality medical services and education to people especially those in the rural areas.
The donation was announced by Rev. Dr. Lorna Crosse founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lorna Crosse International Ministries who was a guest during the opening of Kanzize Kyondo Health Centre in Masulita sub-county, Wakiso district. During her stay in the country, Rev. Dr.