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U.S. Relationship

Birds of Uganda - The Grey Crowned Crane
Birds of Uganda - The Grey Crowned Crane

U.S.-Uganda Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Uganda in 1962, following Uganda’s formal independence from the United Kingdom. In the post-independence period, the country endured despotism and near economic collapse. The human rights abuses of several Ugandan governments strained U.S. relations with Uganda. Uganda has been a reliable partner for the U.S. in promoting stability in the Horn and East/Central Africa
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Birds of Uganda - The Grey Crowned Crane

U.S. Assistance to Uganda

The U.S. provides significant development and security assistance to Uganda, with a total assistance budget exceeding $970 million per year. The U.S. government plays a key role in supporting the professionalization of the military; providing anti-retroviral treatment for more than 990,000 HIV-positive Ugandans; and working to boost economic growth and agricultural productivity, improve educational and health outcomes, and support democratic
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Birds of Uganda - The Grey Crowned Crane

Bilateral Economic Relations

Uganda is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. U.S. exports to Uganda include machinery, optical and medical instruments, wheat, and aircraft. U.S. imports from Uganda include coffee, cocoa, base metals, and fish. The U.S. has committed to signing trade and investment framework agreements with the East African Community and with the Common Market for
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Uganda.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since September, 2021 the United States has donated 18,190,420 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Uganda. This includes 16,031,340 Pfizer, 647,080 Moderna, and 1,512,000 J&J doses. Of the 18,190,420 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

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