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NOTICE: LEGAL IDENTITY OF CPAR UGANDA LTD

Question 1: CPAR Uganda is a limited company - does this mean that it is no longer a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and that it is a profit making or potentially profit making organisation?

CPAR Uganda is compliant with the laws of Uganda which stipulate that not-for-profit organisations in Uganda must obtain only one legal identity, either by registering with the Uganda NGO Board as and NGO; or with the Uganda Registration Bureau as either a company limited by guarantee or as trust. CPAR Uganda is registered with the Uganda Registration Bureau as a company limited by guarantee and without share capital. CPAR Uganda is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation. CPAR Uganda is an organisation established for the benefit of the less advantaged persons - its aims and objectives are for the benefit of Ugandans - most especially poor women, children and men living in rural Uganda. 

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TWENDE Project Launch

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funded TWENDE project "Tuberculosis – working to empower the nations diagnostic effort" is off the ground. CPAR Uganda will receive a total grant of EUR 57,812.50 (an estimated 219 million shillings) over a period of two years in order to provide expert social sciences support to the project, through its Managing Director, Norah Owaraga.

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About CPAR Uganda Ltd

CPAR Uganda Ltd was formed in 2008 through transformation of the Uganda Country Office of the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR). It is a fully independent Ugandan owned not-for-profit development organisation that is registered as a company limited by guarantee and is without share capital.

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