Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is a lush, green, mountainous country home to 34.1 million people. The people who live there share the land with mountain gorillas, zebras, rhinos, and other wildlife and domesticated animals.
However, cohabitating with this wide array of animals comes at a cost when deadly diseases can spread from animals to humans or vice versa.
U.S. Mission Uganda sponsored One Health missions to Uganda's Kaabong and Kabale regions, led by staff from U.S. Agency
Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers recently completed a 10-week joint engagement with U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa for a deployment to Somalia later this year.
Uganda provides troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, a regional peacekeeping mission in Somalia supported by the United Nations. The Marine task force supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission, which is to counter viole
Ugandan and U.S. military healthcare experts distributed vitamins and deworming tablets to improve the health condition of villagers in Kakute, Uganda, April 23, 2013, as part of a comprehensive program called One Health.
Intestinal worms, transmitted through food or water, are pervasive throughout East Africa and contribute to a range of health problems, such as malnutrition or anemia. Working together, members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's Surgeon Cell, 411th Ci
With no convenience, grocery or big box stores in sight, let alone transportation to get there, residents of Kakute, an electricity-free village in Uganda with no running water, live off the grid and on what nature and their own resilience allow their weather-beaten hands to reap.
While food within the lush jungles is seemingly abundant, good health and hygiene is a daily challenge as villagers within the 200 palm-thatched and corrugated tin-roofed homes that dot this quiet community co
Deep in the backwoods of Nyimbwa, Uganda, a tiny village nestled 21 miles north of the country's capital, Kampala, a nurse recounts the morning of Nov. 20, 2012 - the day an 8-year-old girl's illness caught the attention of health officials from halfway around the world.
Rosemary Nalweyiso was on duty at Nyimbwa Health Center Four the morning the young girl was brought in for treatment. At this clinic, where an average of 130 patients arrive daily with diseases ranging from ma
About once a month, U.S. service members assigned to Forward Operating Location Kasenyi in Kampala, Uganda, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, pack their vehicles with bottled water, and toys or goodies of some other kind, and make their way to a safe haven or orphanage where they can help ease - even for just an evening - the hardships so many of Uganda's children endure.
During their most recent visit, these troops discovered they have something of a "miss
Traverse north by car a few hours through the bustling and sprawling city of Kampala to the rolling and lush, green hills of Luwero with its dense jungles packed with banana trees, pineapple fields and livestock, and it's easy to see why thousands of Ugandans call this picturesque but remote district home.
Food, friendly smiles and warm hospitality are abundant in Luwero, despite harsh realities and heartbreak caused by disease that has rocked local villages in recent years. Ground
The eighth iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa graduated 28 partner-nation intelligence officers, March 20. The course brought together officers from the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and South Sudan for an eight-week course in Nairobi, Kenya, that strengthens intelligence capabilities of East African militaries.
"For me to be able to conduct and advise accordingly, I need to understand how my counterparts work," said Ke
"Yes!" shouted all the participants in unison.
This collective response answered the question, "Are we together?", posed to the public health and animal health workers at the beginning of a One Health training held in Moroto, Uganda, Nov. 18-27, 2012. The event, which was the first of its kind in Uganda, brought together health professionals from various disciplines to provide better veterinary and human health services to the public.
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Kentucky Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 138th Field Artillery Regiment service members partnered with civilians from the African Contingency Operations Training Assistance mission at Singo Peace Support Operations Training Center, Uganda, to provide mentorship to the Uganda People's Defense Force Oct. 1 - Nov. 9, 2012.
The ACOTA mission helped strengthen the partnership between the United States military and the UPDF. It also demonstrated Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of
During the first week of September, Dr. Marva Dixon, Vicenza Army Community Services (ACS) Director; Sergeant Major Aaron Miller, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) G-3 Sergeant Major; and Major Raymond Jablonka from the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU), European Regional Medical Command (ERMC), linked up to speak to a group from the Uganda Peoples' Defense Force (UPDF) about the various ways their organizations support U.S. soldiers and their families with deployment, redeployment, and Wounded Warri
Forty Ugandan students came together to attend a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program training session in Matany, Uganda, April 24, 2012, organized by the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion.
The 448th CA Battalion soldiers, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based at Fort Lewis, Washington, are currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, headquartered at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The training started as
Deep in the vast thorny savanna grasslands and low lying rocky hills of northeastern Uganda, right on the foot of a dormant volcano, a small team of U.S. Army soldiers of the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion - Charlie Company are partnering with locals to bring development to a volatile region.
This U.S. Army Reserve unit based out of Grand Prairie, Texas, but currently assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, have been in this un
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Forward Operation Location Kenyasi traveled to Suubi Children's Home in Entebbe, Uganda, to deliver stuffed animals October 15. Members of FOL Kenyasi volunteer at the children's home weekly. The stuffed animals were donated by Loving Hugs, an American organization based in Littleton, Colorado and founded by a former U.S. soldier who was inspired to help injured children in Iraq. Loving Hugs now partners with the U.S. Navy,