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VIPs at the mTrac launch event

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Dr. Joaquim Saweka, WHO Representative for Uganda, Dr. Sharad Sapra, Country Representative for UNICEF, and Jane Rintoul, Country Director for UKAid, attend the national launch of mTrac in Jinja.

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mTrac National Launch in Jinja

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The mTrac initiative was launched on the 9th December 2011 under the theme: Information for better Health. In attendance were top Ministry of Health Officials and representatives from UNICEF, WHO and DFID.