Activists urge government to prioritise health budget funding

Civil Society activists have urged government to prioritise health sector funding in plight of the Covid-19 era that the country is going through.

They say the reduction in the health budget to about 5-6 %, significantly falls short of the Abuja Declaration target that requires a state dedication of at least 15 % of its entire annual budget to the health sector.

“A proposal such as this one is particularly outrageous in the middle of a pandemic when thousands of Ugandans have been infected by coronavirus. Hundreds have died and a vaccine still remains out of reach. Funding for health at such a time should be non-negotiable,” the activists urged government on Friday during a workshop in Kampala.

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