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Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Met H.E. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Peterson

Thursday, 21st May 2020
Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Met H.E. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Peterson, Ambassador of Denmark to Uganda on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 08:00am. 

A Meeting was held between Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Minister of Health, and H.E. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen. He was accompanied by Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, the W.H.O Country Representative to Uganda, and Ambassador Nimisha J.Madhvani, Ambassador of Uganda to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

H.E. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen briefed the Hon. Minister on the new Danish funding totaling US2.1 million to Uganda, for use in the Ministry of Health. This money is to help Uganda in its fight against the COVID-19, and the possibility of getting more funds. He further delivered Denmark's  clear recognition of Uganda's efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He gave an account of how Denmark was adapting its USD 50 million (2019 disbursement) development programs to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Denmark was also considering the possibility of providing more support with acquiring more test kits for Uganda with the primary focus on the border districts of Uganda. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng appreciated Denmark's  support and gave a good account of Uganda's  Covid-19 efforts.

In the meeting, it was agreed to continue the dialogue on how Denmark's  can assist Uganda, and to further promote the bilateral relations between the two countries.