Uganda remains prone to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and has still not fully achieved the required International Health Regulation (IHR) 2005 core capacities for prevention, detection, and response to public health events. In 2020, IDI received funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the five-year Strengthening Partnerships for Preparedness and Response in Uganda Project. The project aims at enhancing the country’s health security systems to effectively prepare and respond to acute public health events and avert the negative impact they cause on people’s health and socio-economic livelihood.

Through a One Health approach, the project supports the Ministry of Health National and sub-national structures in close collaboration with other partners to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.