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UGANDA: Minister Aceng hails US govt for supporting Uganda’s health sector.

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The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has lauded the United States of America government for supporting Uganda’s health sector.

This was on Tuesday evening when National Medical Stores (NMS) and the Ministry of Health had hosted a farewell dinner for the US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

The Minister hailed Amb. Deborah for being the first ambassador to bring the US embassy team very close to the Ministry of Health to the point where one didn’t know the difference between the US Government and the sector.

“Thank you for your friendship, your down to earth nature, and believing in us, and believing that we are not all in corruption. Thank you!”, she said amidst applause.

Ms Malac, a career diplomat was nominated by former US President Barack Obama in September 2015 and took over from Ambassador Scott Deilsi who had announced his retirement. Senate confirmed her appointment in November 2015 and she presented her credentials to President Yoweri Museveni in February 2016.

Malac will be replaced by Natalie E. Brown, the Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Eritrea.

In a September report sent to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the US State Department said Ms Brown, who has also previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S Embassy in Tunisia, has the necessary experience for the job.

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