Uganda Proposes Budget Cuts To Family Planning Efforts In Country
allAfrica/The East African: Uganda Threatens to Reduce Funding to Family Planning
“Uganda is planning to cut back on funding for family planning activities, which could jeopardize its plans to attain middle-income status by 2020. Though reasons for the cutback are yet to be given, sources say the government is banking on donors to step in and close the gap. … Some experts, however, say that dependence on donor funding is shortsighted, as donors’ priorities are liable to change without notice. Patrick Mwesigye the chief executive officer of Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum cites the case of the UNFPA whose funding was slashed by U.S. President Donald [Trump] … The UNFPA is one of Uganda’s biggest backers on family planning products…” (Asiimwe, 8/2).