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Global Fund Mid-2014 Results Factsheet

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year. In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, 11.9 million people have been treated for tuberculosis in programs supported by the Global Fund.

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Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains

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The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.

In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.

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Council Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region , 22 July 2014

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European Union

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Brussels, 22 July 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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Doctors Without Borders Calls for Wider Access to Vaccines for Children in Emergencies

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

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Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Lessons learned on promoting women’s empowerment…………pages 1-2

P4P supports FAO and IFAD initiatives in Sierra Leone………page 3

Local procurement models for African governments……………pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in Uganda……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………page 6

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Feed the Future Fellow Promotes Food Security and Nutrition among Children in Ugandan Primary Schools

One of the ways Feed the Future supports better nutrition and food security is by increasing the number of agricultural scientists and strengthening scientific institutions in developing countries. To learn more about what that looks like in practice, Feed the Future talked to Richard Bukenya, a Fellow with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, who is working to improve nutrition for in Uganda through his research at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Q: Tell us about your research objectives in a nutshell.

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Building Uganda’s Next Generation of Nutrition Leaders

Every year, Uganda’s universities graduate more than 60 students with degrees in nutrition and high hopes of helping their local communities tackle challenges such as undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition. Although the universities’ curricula provide graduates with a solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, it hasn’t always been easy to put classroom learning into practice.

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S. Sudan refugees accuse government of intimidation

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Sudan Tribune

July 16, 2014 (KAMPALA) – Refugees at a resettlement camp in Uganda’s Kiryandongo district have accused the South Sudanese government of intimidation, saying they feared for their own safety.

The accusation came after team of officials from the embassy of South Sudan in Kampala flew to the camp on Wednesday to conduct training between members of the Dinka and Nuer tribes.

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Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Study Highlights New Agricultural Methods and Technologies that can Save Governments Millions and Conserve Vital Natural Resources

Experts and policy-makers meet to share key findings from Ugandan and Indian national planning and food security study

Nairobi, 15 July 2014 - A shift in agricultural policy to encourage crop diversification and use of new water and energy saving technologies could save millions of hectare-metres (ha m) of water annually, as well as millions of dollars in energy costs, finds a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner food security study.

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Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Use Science and Technology to Boost Agricultural Productivity

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World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Across Sub-Saharan Africa, the agriculture sector is under-performing

  • Four east African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are collaborating to marshal the power of science and tackle common problems facing farmers

  • A new video documents the East Africa Agricultural Productivity Program and its sub-regional approach to boosting the quantity and quality of food produced by farmers

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UNHCR seeks massive boost in funding for South Sudan refugees

GENEVA, 11 July 9 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners appealed on Friday for US$658 million to respond to South Sudan's growing regional refugee crisis, with as many as 715,000 refugees expected by the end of the year.

The appeal to donors was a revision from $371 million requested in March, when the refugee population was forecast at 340,000 – less than half the new figure.

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Promoting Better Use of Data in Uganda

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UN Global Pulse

Jane Auma
Jul 10, 2014

The relevance of data to enhance public service delivery cannot be overemphasized. Data is relevant for decision-making particularly with regards to defining needs, setting goals, planning interventions and evaluating progress.

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Impacting lives through delivery of quality and cost effective prosthetic solutions

CBM partners with University of Toronto and CoRSU to help children with disabilities.

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South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan January – December 2014: Consequences of Underfunding

In all countries receiving South Sudanese refugees, more and more new arrivals are extremely under-nourished, in poor health, and in dire need of basic survival items, shelter, water and sanitation.

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Opinion: Unleashing African Young People’s Potential

By Adebayo Fayoyin Reprint

This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11.

JOHANNESBURG, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) - An African proverb says “a child that we refuse to build today will end up selling the house that we may build tomorrow.”

The moral of this is clear. Unless we invest in our children and young people today, they might become a threat or a burden in the future.

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‘Children, not soldiers’: Forest Whitaker Announces Support for the Campaign

Leila Zerrougui, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, travelled to South Sudan at the end of June to assess the impact of the conflict on children and follow-up on the implementation of the action plan signed by the Government of South Sudan to end and prevent the recruitment of children in the country’s armed forces.

In Juba, the Special Representative joined UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to advocate for the protection of schools and the right to education, even in times of conflict.

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The African Union appoints a new Special Envoy for the issue of the Lord’s Resistance Army

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 10 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today appointed Lieutenant General (Rtd.) Jackson Kiprono Tuwei, a Kenyan national, as the new AU Special Envoy for the Issue of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Lt. Gen. Kiprono Tuwei replaces Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, who remains the AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism Cooperation and Director of the Algiers-based African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT).

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The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 10, 2014