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Universal Net Campaign Completed in Uganda, with US, UK and Global Fund Support

Kampala – The U.S. Government, the United Kingdom (U.K.) Government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria sealed their commitment to the fight against malaria in Uganda today by finalizing their contribution to the Government of Uganda’s Universal Coverage Campaign. Over 22 million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) for malaria prevention were distributed under the campaign, the largest universal coverage campaign worldwide, which began in the eastern part of the country and extended to the southwest, northern and the central regions.

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Cell Towers Strengthen Security in DRC

Mobile phone technology increases communication and safety

July 2014—In December 2009, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) killed 321 civilians and abducted more than 250, including 80 children, in a massacre in Makambo, an isolated village deep in the forested area of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It was one of the worst massacres in the LRA’s 23-year history. However, news of the event took three weeks to reach the outside world.

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Uganda + 1 other
Can Private Financing Answer Uganda’s Health Care Woes?

Posted by Daryl Martyris on Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Early this year, the U.S. and Swedish ambassadors went on a joint site visit to Rhona Medical Center, a medium-sized health clinic in Kampala. Site visits by the U.S. ambassador are not uncommon in Uganda where the health sector makes up the lion’s share of the aid budget. But this joint visit was unusual because it was to a private health facility that a year ago had received a loan co-guaranteed by USAID and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

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Trained teachers and over 400,000 pupil books to increase literacy in Uganda

Improving teaching skills and ensuring that each child has access to a grade appropriate reading text are key elements to improving the reading skills of one million Ugandan children

Friday, June 6, 2014

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World + 14 others
2014 Feed the Future Progress Report

Feed The Future initiative reduces hunger and poverty for millions, boosts incomes and nutrition around the World

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World + 13 others
Measuring progress toward empowerment: Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: Baseline Report

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative. These poverty, health, and nutrition outcomes include both factors that might affect empowerment and outcomes that might result from empowerment.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Smallholder farmers in Uganda profit by linking to markets

Entrepreneurs convey market info. to fellow farmers

“I linked a six-member farmer group to buyers from a neighboring district.”

May 2014—Across the eastern Acholi sub-region of Uganda, small business entrepreneurs are engaging in new market opportunities and taking the first steps out of poverty. Through a network of community knowledge workers (CKWs), village members are working together and creating a sustainable model to help rebuild livelihoods in the formerly war-torn part of the country.

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Somalia + 13 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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World + 20 others
The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.