UK pledges Shs9.3b Ebola response boost to Uganda

The British High Commission in Kampala has announced that the United Kingdom will provide Shs9.3 billion to international agencies involved in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. 

A press release by the commission indicates that the funds will be shared among the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and the World Food Programme, to support Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak.  

The WHO has been working closely with the Ministry of Health in efforts to manage the outbreak. The body is expected to receive Shs1.6 billion of the package to enhance case investigation and contact tracing at the local level, support laboratory diagnosis, and strengthen coordination of the response.