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Speeches and Testimony



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Good morning everyone!  I am delighted to be with you today to launch the National One Health Platform.  One Health is the cornerstone of the Global Health Security Agenda, and the U.S. Government is proud to support this initiative.

As many of you know, the Global Health Security Agenda is an international partnership that aims to create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats. Since launching in February 2014, more than 50 countries have endorsed it; and through it, the U.S. Government has committed to establishing a global capacity to address and respond to devastating diseases from animals, humans, and the environment.

With support through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Uganda has established a five-year Global Health Security Agenda roadmap, and today’s launch represents reaching a key milestone in that plan.        


Thursday, September 15, 2016

I want to begin by appreciating the hard work and commitment that all of you here have undertaken to strengthen Uganda’s institutions of accountability over the past two years. When we look at what was identified in 2014, the last time this joint review with donors took place, as the key challenges in the sector and then examine the progress that has been made, I think there is a lot to be proud of. From the passage of the PFM Act 2015, to the amendment of tax laws and regulations to increase domestic resource mobilization, to efforts to reach out and include civil society and more citizens’ voices, to the imminent installment of a new e-procurement system, much has been accomplished.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Good morning!  I am pleased to share the stage today with the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu.  And I would like to thank Executive Director James Musinguzi for allowing me to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, or UWEC.  I loved interacting so closely with some of the animals that represent Uganda’s incredible natural heritage.