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#COVID-19: European Union supports Uganda's COVID-19 response

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The European Union and its Member States are working to contain the spread of the coronavirus both in Europe and beyond. Our joint priority is to save lives, heal the sick, protect the vulnerable, and strengthen research, support health systems and economies. To help Uganda address both the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its longer-term socio-economic impacts, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Uganda is re-focussing its existing cooperation and mobilizing additional funding.

The EU will disburse a total grant amount of EUR 30 million (around UGX 120 billion) to Uganda’s National Treasury. This sum will be made available by urgently speeding up budget support disbursements due later this year. Part of this amount will be directed to support the short-term response of the Ministry of Health to the pandemic.

 

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 Editor's noteThe European Union is a member of the JLOS Development Partners Group.

 

Published: April 15, 2020