News: $50 Million Awarded by USAID for Northern Ugandan Health Care Effort

By Stephen Fallis — September 18, 2012

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has presented Plan International USAwith a $50 million grant for the improvement of health care in. The money will be used for a five-year program headed by Plan International, in partnership primarily with IntraHealth International, Communication for Development Foundation Uganda, The AIDS Support Organization, Uganda Health Marketing Group, and Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

According to Tessie San Martin, President and CEO of Plan International USA, “The award reflects USAID’s commitment to Uganda and its trust in Plan to improve the quality of and access to health care for marginalized groups such as women and girls, children, and people living with HIV and AIDS, in some of the most remote and hard-to-reach communities of Northern Uganda,” said Tessie San Martin, President and CEO of Plan International USA. The organization’s Northern Ugandan focus is centered on increasing quality health care at the community level, while improving the methods of delivery for health services.

The grant will be put towards community-led programs and methods of engagement to deliver quality health-related knowledge and practices to the region’s population. Plan International’s eventual goal is to create a health system owned by the citizens with the ability to address the needs of Northern Ugandans.

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