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AfDB grants Uganda Shs3.7 billion to fight Ebola

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THE DAILY MONITOR-The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million (Shs3.7 billion) grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle imminent outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan was approved in January.

Funds have been disbursed through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the implementing agency.

The grant to support Uganda’s National Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Plan was approved in January.

The grant follows a request by Uganda to AfDB to support the country’s efforts in containing the Ebola scourge.

The bank is working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and WHO, a specialised agency of the United Nations on health-related issues.

The agreement was signed by the Bank’s Uganda Country Manager, Mr Kennedy Mbekeani,  Uganda’s Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Mr Matia Kasaija, and Dr Rebecca Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s Regional Director for Africa.

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