Kampala, 5 September 2022 (TDI): Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Uganda Jan Sadek arrived in Uganda to take up duties as Ambassador of the European Union.

The Ambassador engaged with my new colleagues at the EU Delegation. He was glad to already have met with 40000 Ugandans in the Kampala Rotary Cancer Run 2022.

Rotary Cancer Run event

The Rotary Cancer Run is a yearly charity fundraising event that was held on 4 September 2022 after two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year, the event was held at Rocks Riverside Park.

The Ambassadors around the world participated in the Rotary Cancer Run 2022 to raise funds for the support of the Cancer institute in Uganda.

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Every year, cancer takes the lives of about 2,100 people in Uganda. The number can be decreased, but there is a severe scarcity of medical supplies in Uganda.

Together with Rotary Uganda, Centenary Bank in Uganda is leading a campaign to expand Ugandans’ access to cancer care by constructing a bunker at Nsambya Hospital.

Centenary Bank requires a specialist institution where several cancers may be treated nationally. They have provided 150 million UGX this year to achieve this.

EU and Uganda relations

The EU Ambassador in Uganda supports the country’s initiatives to advance electoral reforms, protect human rights, promote democracy, and combat corruption.

The Ambassador coincides with the Ugandan government’s commitment to strengthening regional security and peace in East Africa.

Trade and development aid are the major pillars of relations between the European Union and Uganda. The political discussion with the Ugandan government is crucial to promoting long-term development.

Moreover, the EU also provides Uganda humanitarian aid through its Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO).

Furthermore, the EU has been at the forefront of providing refugees with life-saving aid, including food, shelter, medical care, education, and other necessities. The EU has given Uganda more than €134 million in humanitarian aid since 2017.

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