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SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

Posted by African Press International on July 25, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden’s total support is estimated at SEK 1.35 billion (approx. 200 MUSD).

The aim is to improve child and maternal health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable growth and employment. The Government also wants to help strengthen respect for human rights.

Swedish development cooperation with Uganda will change. The focus will continue to be on reducing poverty, reducing infant mortality and improving maternal health. But by broadening our cooperation, especially with civil society and the private sector, the prospects for making a difference in meeting the most crucial challenges in Uganda are increased.

The new areas of cooperation include innovation, employment issues and strengthened collaboration with the business sector and the research community.

“Sweden wants to help create better conditions in Uganda for sustainable economic growth and development. This is why Swedish aid to Uganda will remain substantial. Sweden continues to support human rights and freedom from violence”, says Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström.

 

SOURCE

Sweden – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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