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AKUH & German government donate mobile vaccination clinics to Uganda government

<p><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><img src="/nairobi/PublishingImages/Uganda%20mobile%20clinic%20donation.png" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/></span> </p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has donated two mobile vaccination clinics valued at UGX 930 Million (€235,000) to the Government of Uganda to support the delivery of the expanded immunization program.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The donation financed by the German government through a grant offered by the German Development Bank (KFW), will in the short term facilitate the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">While handing over the donation on behalf of AKUH, the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network in Uganda, Ambassador Amin Mawji noted that &quot;this donation affirms the commitment of the Aga Khan Development Network and its partners, to support the people of Uganda increase access to immunization, a critical aspect of a healthy nation.&quot;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The donation was received by the senior governemt officials lead by Minister of State for Health Hon. Margaret Muhanga.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“With their mobility and versatility, these clinics will significantly increase the reach and accessibility of vaccines, bringing immunization services closer to the doorstep of our citizens,&quot; said Hon. Muhanga.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">On his part the Director General for Health, Dr Henry Mwebesa noted: “It is very interesting that you find that immunization coverage in Kampala city is worse than rural areas. We will use these mobile vaccination clinics to go to urban areas like in church, markets and other gathering places.&quot;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">KfW Uganda – Country Director, Jan Alber, noted that the clinics will greatly enhance operational access to hard to reach areas.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“We are glad that through this donation, Uganda will strengthen routine immunization programs and response capacities to avert future outbreaks and/or pandemics,&quot; he said.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The German Development Bank has been supporting the Covid-19 pandemic response in the East African Community partly through the Aga Khan Development Network agencies. In 2021, at the height of the pandemic in Uganda, AKUH donated COVID-19 supplies and consumables including PCR test kits and PPEs to the Ministry of Health valued at UGX 2 Billion (€ 520,000).</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">AKUH and other AKDN agencies have supported the COVID-19 national response to the pandemic across Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through donation of equipment, supplies as well as supported the government sponsored Covid-19 vaccination since 2020.

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