Kaleebu who was commenting on the deliberations at the meeting told URN that already UVRI is in early stages of working on a Messenger RNA vaccine but their biggest challenge like elsewhere is having to rely on foreign funding.
The report dubbed Your Voice Your Future that brought together results and recommendations from four U- Report polls across Africa and Europe also found participation in decision making, quality education and internet access among the main concerns for children and young people both in Africa and Europe.
As the programme was being launched on Thursday, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) also announced that the entity will be facilitating payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to USD 2 billion to the manufacturers on behalf of member countries.
Extending funding worth 9million euros for The activities and a million euros to cover staffing costs at the Africa CDC, he said the aim is to build capacity not only for handling COVID but also to tackle future health threats on the continent.
The day-long meeting took place at the UPDF 4th Division Barracks in Gulu City West Division. The meeting was aimed at sharing challenges to foster strengthened border security mechanisms and adapting to peaceful working relations.
In a joint statement issued together with the United Nations on Sunday, the partners said they have been following the electoral campaign and remain concerned about reports of intimidation and violent clashes between supporters of opposing sides.