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CDC Promises Enhanced Health System At Ugandan Ports

CDC Promises Enhanced Health System At Ugandan Ports

The US Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) And prevention has promised to give its continued support towards Uganda’s efforts of providing proper health systems. This is in a bid to combat the emerging and long standing health challenges.

Some of these challenges include among others; HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria as well as global threats like Covid-19.

The director of the US Centres for Disease Control, Dr Rochelle Walensky, recently visited Uganda for three days. She said the collaboration between Uganda and the US is intended to protect both countries’ population from diseases.

The visit further established the importance of the partnership in advancing global health security.

She made these remarks during a press conference at the Uganda Virus Research Institute on Saturday.

Another reason for her visit was to assess the partners working on HIV service delivery, public health workforce development, global security among other things.

Mpondwe border area is among the many places she visited and also the Zika forest, the ground for ongoing Zika virus research.

“The CDC values the long and close partnership it maintains with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and our many strong partners, like the Infectious Disease Institute, Baylor Uganda, the Uganda Virus Research Institute, The AIDS Support Organization and many more,” Walensky said.

The director public health at the ministry of health, Dr Daniel Kyabayinze said because of the health structures, health workers easily detect diseases, hence controlling their spread.

US ambassador to Uganda, Natalie Brown said CDC has contributed more than $2b towards improving the health of Ugandans.

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