USAID Helps Combat TB, AIDS in Uganda

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a five-year, USD38 million cooperative agreement with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to help provide integrated tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS services in Uganda. The project, which will cover nine districts, seeks to increase the use of, access to, and coverage of TB, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition services in southwest Uganda.

“Our approach will strategically focus on the family, using cross-cutting interventions to strengthen the overall health system and support the Ugandan Ministry of Health in continuously improving the quality of services,” said Edward Bitarakwate, country director in Uganda for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. “We will also work with other partners to build strong linkages and referral networks to ensure that there is a continuity of services between health facilities and the community.”

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.