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Uganda Secures UGX 5b Donation Towards COVID-19 Response Plan

A Nurse Vaccinating a Resident Against Covid-19

Uganda has received a five billion Shillings donation from Denmark to assist in the implementation of the COVID-19 Resurgence Response Plan.

The grant from Denmark will be managed by the World Health Organisation and used to support district coordination of the disease.

The money is also meant to strengthen national and district coordination of the COVID-19 response, COVID-19 detection, reporting, and response in the community schools and closed communities.

The project will also support the strengthening management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases.

State Minister for Health Hanifa Kawooya says that the money would go a long way in helping government respond to the disease.

She says that the country needs a total of 1.3 trillion Shillings to be able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for one year.

The donation comes at a time when Uganda is about to hit the peak of the second wave.

Scientists however warn that a third wave will most likely follow shortly afterwards and more funds will be needed to respond to the disease.

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