Denmark gives Uganda $1,000,000 Grant to Counter Covid-19

Danish government has given Uganda additional financial support of $1,000,000 through World Health Organization (WHO), to support ministry of health’s efforts in containing Covid-19.

Signing the funding agreement, Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, Uganda’s minister of health hailed the support noting it will help the country “to procure test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers.”  The minister added that, “on behalf of the government of Uganda, and National Task Force, I deeply appreciate the government of Denmark and WHO for the support and steadfast partnership in the Covid-19 response.”

The agreement was witnessed by Danish Ambassador to Uganda H.E Nicola Petersen and WHO’s Country representative to Uganda Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam.

Denmark is one of other European countries that contributed $800,000 to Uganda’s ministry of Education and Sports to help printing and transporting of home-learning materials for approximately 2.5 children in 48 districts who are currently home as a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

It is also part of Team Europe that gave Uganda a grant of 178 million Euros approximately 737 billion shillings to help the country respond to Covid-19. Other member countries of Team Europe include; Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden, The Delegation of the European Union. For more, click here.


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