Kampala, Tuesday, 8th December 2020 – To address urgent, pandemic-related needs in the health care sector, The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program is providing more than 45,000 test kits, 1,000 medical beds, 1,000 medical mattresses, and 1,000 bed linen to the Ministry of Health. The provision of this equipment is intended to complement the Government of Uganda’s efforts to manage and curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Uganda, currently has more than 22,000 positive COVID-19 cases and has registered 206 COVID-19 related deaths, according to the online platform COVID HQ Africa (www.covidhqafrica.com).
“We hope that this contribution will support the increasing number of cases presenting at the hospitals, so that individuals receive the care and treatment they need at the various treatment centers,” Said Mr. Gideon Badagawa, Executive Director, PSFU.
“Supporting efforts to safeguard public health amid the pandemic remains a top priority for the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program,” said Samuel Yalew Adela, Mastercard Foundation Country Head, Uganda. “Our collective work to enable the continuation of learning and the recovery of livelihoods is dependent on ensuring individuals are safe and healthy,” he added.
Alongside meeting emergency public health needs, the Mastercard Foundation Recovery and Resilience Program is working to ensure learning and businesses continue, economic recovery is supported, and innovation across sectors builds resilience within institutions, industries, and communities.
PSFU and the Mastercard Foundation are committed to supporting the Government of Uganda in its efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda.