According to the United Nations 2022 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI)", the report presents updates on the food security and nutrition situation around the world, including the latest estimates of the cost and affordability of a healthy diet.
In September 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) set an ambitious global target when the UN health agency called for 70 per cent of the global population to be vaccinated by mid-2022. At that point, just over three per cent of people in low-income countries had been vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to 60.18 per cent in high-income countries.
The campaign "Make the Connection” that is happening in all the 33 countries across Africa where Ecobank operates including Uganda aims to raise awareness and money through fundraising drives and targets to support families that have been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London.
According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
According to the Uganda’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations and the current External Adviser on G77 matters. Adonia Ayebare, due to the coronavirus pandemic and in consultation with the G77 member states, the summit has been postponed to a later date this year.
Laroker P'Okot the chairperson of the Acholi community in the diaspora says that accountability for the money has not been made. Laroker explains that in May, Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson wrote to them seeking for more financial support. He, however, says that they halted further donations until accountability is made.