By Charles Katabalwa
21st July 2021
Uganda has received a five billion Shillings donation from Denmark to assist in the implementation of the COVID-19 Resurgence Response Plan.
The grant from will be managed by the World Health Organisation and used to support district coordination of the disease.
The money is also meant to strengthen national and district coordination of the COVID-19 response, COVID-19 detection, reporting, and response in the community schools and closed communities.
The project will also support the strengthening management of severe and critical COVID-19 cases.
State Minister for Health in Charge of General Duties Hanifa Kawooya says that the money would go a long way in helping government respond to the disease.
She says that the country needs a total of 1.3 trillion Shillings to be able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for one year.
While signing the grant, Henrik Jespersen, the Head of Cooperation at the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala said he hoped the grant would help reduce infections and deaths related to the disease.