The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, yet Congress seems to have already put it in the rearview mirror. It is true that lawmakers took important steps over the past year to address the economic and health impacts of the virus here in the U.S. and abroad. But as cases and deaths continue to mount, it’s time to do much more. Right now, there’s a comprehensive piece of legislation wending its way through Congress that we believe is America’s best shot at ending this pandemic and preventing future ones. 

Dr. Reuben Kiggundu, Country Project Director for the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Uganda.

Uganda has long been considered as a hotspot for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease epidemics, including Ebola, Marburg virus disease, plague, Rift Valley fever, yellow fever, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.Yet, to combat such outbreaks, Uganda has been at the forefront of African countries developing national action plans for health security and addressing capacity gaps in fighting infectious disease outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, and other global health security threats. For the past five years, MSH’s Dr.

USAID's Acting Mission Director in Malawi hands over the keys to a prefabricated family planning clinic to Malawi's Deputy Minister of Health.

On October 1, 2021, the Ministry of Health in Malawi and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony marking significant improvements to the country’s health infrastructure and the symbolic handover of new and renovated health facilities throughout the country.