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Thursday, 8 June 2017
U.S. expands infectious disease
research and training partnership with Uganda
government of Uganda and the United States signed an agreement to further their
collaboration on infectious disease research and training.
agreement that was signed in Kampala by US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah R.
Malac and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine will
enable further biomedical research cooperation between the two countries in
preventing, diagnosing and treating the heavy burden of infectious diseases in
Importance of the agreement
agreement will strengthen and expand the Uganda-U.S. partnership for training
and research on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other emerging diseases.
African leader in biomedical research; Uganda’s scientists and institutions
play a key role in global infectious disease therefore, with this agreement,
U.S. and Uganda scientists will share data, collaborate on research projects
and benefit from training opportunities both in Uganda and in the U.S.
the agreement provides for the long-term placement of the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) scientists in Uganda to focus on joint activities. It will also
facilitate the continuation of the International Centers for Excellence in
research program in Uganda.
Malac noted the importance of this continued collaboration and its positive
effects on the health of all Ugandans. “The U.S. government remains committed
to supporting medical research that improves health across the globe, including
Uganda,” she said adding. “We look forward to working together to develop new
and improved ways to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases that impact
Ugandan and millions of others around the world.” Sarah Tumwebaze