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07 Jun 2017 description

Kampala - 07/06/2017 - The Ministry of Health, with support from UNICEF and WHO, has launched the National Integrated Comprehensive Cholera Prevention and Control Plan, (NICCP) 20171/ 8-2021/22, to consolidate the gains in prevention and control of cholera and move towards total elimination.

07 Jun 2017 description

Summary

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Monitoring prevalence of advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease (i.e., CD4+ T-cell count <200 cells/_µ_L) among persons initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important to help understand ART program outcomes, inform HIV prevention strategies, and forecast need for adjunctive therapies.

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06 Jun 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Conflict and Health201711:9 DOI: 10.1186/s13031-017-0112-2©  The Author(s). 2017

Received: 1 November 2016Accepted: 26 March 2017Published: 31 May 2017

Abstract

Background

06 Jun 2017 description

Kampala – 06/06/2017 – Uganda received a token of recognition from The Carter Centre for her contribution towards the reduction of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

The token of recognition comes ahead of the launch of nationwide Trachoma surgery campaign to accelerate efforts towards the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Uganda. This campaign will be spearheaded by the Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng to highlight her dedication and contribution towards the fight.

06 Jun 2017 description

In the evening of Monday 1st May 2017, ten Rwandan refugees from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Congo Brazzaville arrived in Rwanda for a three- day visit under the ‘Come and See, Go and Tell’ Program.

Most of them came expecting to see an unsecured and destroyed country. At their surprise, they found a new Rwanda that’s steaming ahead on the development, a country that is waiting to receive them with open arms.

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Overview

As of 31 December 2016, over 360,00 Burundian refugees have fled Burundi into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Of the Burundian refugee population, 56% are children under the age of 18 years and 21% are youth between the age of 15 and 24 years. The statistics below are from UNHCR registration data. The true number of children with specific needs, including unaccompanied and separated children, may differ. UNHCR and partners continue efforts to harmonise registration and case management information.

06 Jun 2017 description

With the lean season beginning, an estimated 5.5 million people across South Sudan were facing severe food insecurity in May, including some 1.46 million on the brink of famine. The month saw the number of people displaced continuing to rise, albeit at a slower rate compared to April. At least 60,000 South Sudanese fled as refugees in May. Clashes in and around Yei in Central Equatoria caused an average of 2,000 refugees to arrive daily into Uganda from 15 to 21 May.

06 Jun 2017 description

March to May rains performed poorly over many areas of the Horn of Africa

KEY MESSAGES

05 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for April 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

05 Jun 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 million people assisted by WFP (April)

2 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.75 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

230,482 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

5.5 million people facing severe food insecurity from May to July 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)

Highlights

  • WFP is actively engaging with the Health and WASH clusters to identify ways to better support the ongoing cholera response in central and northern Jonglei State.

05 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

Commissioner’s Foreword

Foreword by: His Excellency Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner, Peace and Security

05 Jun 2017 description

“In our culture, there is a saying, ‘Opi pa koka,’ says Drani Stephen Izakare, Paramount Chief of the Madi people of Uganda. “When someone comes to us for refuge, we take them in, we look after each other.”

He is referring to the hospitality that has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda. Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services.