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Uganda pledges USD 3m to the Global Fund

New York: The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Pledging Conference has  been convened by the US President Joe Biden.
Vice President Jessica Alupo accompanied  by Health Minister Ruth Aceng  and Uganda’s Permanent  Representative to the UN attended the summit.
At the meeting, the Vice President  announced a USD 3m pledge,and gave  Uganda’s continous alignment with the Global Fund so as  to end  pandemics.
“We recognise need to increase support for this Replenishment by at least 30%. I am pleased to announce Uganda’s  Pledge of USD 3M, an increase of 50% towards required investment,” Alupo said.
Over the years, the fund has made significant contributions  towards Uganda’s efforts to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases in the Country.
Approximately USD 2.3 billion in Grants from the  Fund  has been given to Uganda  to address key challenges in three areas of malaria, HIV/AIDS  TB snd most recently  COVID-19, as well as strengthening  health systems.
Uganda has over time, been recognized  for  its perfomance in the fund utilisation, resulting into  notable results.
Statistics from Ministry of Health indicate that increased  use of Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has seen effective change indicating that of the 1.4 million Ugandans with HIV/AIDS, over 95% are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90% of them are virally suppressed.
The global fund  in Uganda has also seen reduction of  mother-to-child HIV transmission rates  from 18% in 2003 to less than 2% in 2021.


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