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KCCA Secures USD 6m for HIV, TB Response

The US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown handed over an initial donation of USD 1.6 million (6 billion Shillings) representing the first-year of funding for a five-year partnership between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kampala Capital City Authority to improve health services in the Kampala Metropolitan area.
City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown and KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka launch the CDC partnership with KCCA

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The United States has committed a grant of USD six million towards improving access to HIV and TB services in Kampala.

The US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown handed over an initial donation of USD 1.6 million (6 billion Shillings) representing the first-year of funding for a five-year partnership between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kampala Capital City Authority to improve health services in the Kampala Metropolitan area.

She says the partnership is intended for specific health challenges faced by the urban poor like recurrent cholera and typhoid outbreaks. Peter Eriki, the Media Program Assistant at the US Embassy says the project further seeks to strengthen the capacity of the KCCA health team to plan, monitor, and prevent urban health issues.

Almost 20 percent of people living with HIV in Uganda reside in the Kampala metropolitan area. The  area has an HIV prevalence of 6.9 per cent among adults aged 15 to 64 which is higher than the national prevalence of 6.2 per cent, according to the 2016 Uganda Population HIV Impact Assessment, while TB prevalence is 501 TB cases per 100,000 persons which is higher than most urban settings in Uganda.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago commended the Ambassador for the support extended to Uganda by the United States government and explained that Kampala is faced with a lot of health challenges due to the dense population and congestion. Lukwago is optimistic the partnership will support improved health care services in Kampala.

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Since 2010, CDC has been supporting KCCA through the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) to implement comprehensive HIV and TB services in six high-volume public health facilities as well as supporting services in private not-for-profit and for-profit facilities and centers of excellence.