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GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS IN UGANDA FACE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS

GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS IN UGANDA FACE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS

By the end of January 2021, Uganda had confirmed over 300,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 300 deaths. The country has introduced various measures to address the pandemic, including curfews, lockdowns, and physical distancing measures, since announcing its first case in March 2020. However, these measures, plus a rising number of cases, have disrupted health services, increased resource needs and shifted resources…

CORRUPTION, FRAUD AND DISINFORMATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019: HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE IS NECESSARY

CORRUPTION, FRAUD AND DISINFORMATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019: HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE IS NECESSARY

Corruption and development aid are recurring issues in the discussion about the effectiveness of aid, and it is often debated whether aid governance strengthens or weakens transparency and accountability mechanisms. International donors have progressively developed tools to track the use of funding, and analyze and assess the processes that are at high risk of corruption, in particular the procurement of…

AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

Countries in East Africa are among those with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world and with the highest numbers of HIV positive persons. Mobile populations, among them are truck drivers, play a significant role in the spread of both COVID-19 and HIV pandemics. The East African Community partners comprises six countries:  Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and…

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