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25 Apr 2017 description

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Executive Summary

THE PRESIDENT’S MALARIA INITIATIVE STRATEGY FOR 2015–2020

The PMI Strategy for 2015–2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, setting forth a vision, goal, objectives, and strategic approach for PMI through 2020, while reaffirming the longer-term goal of a world without malaria. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and this strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

On behalf of the China Red Cross Society, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda has today handed over items worth 202,300USDs (Approx. UGX 1 billion) to Uganda Red Cross Society. The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channeled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red Cross Society). The donated items include:

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

During conflict and other emergencies, women and girls, many of them pregnant or lactating mothers remain among the most severely affected groups. But for a visually-impaired mother with a new baby running to uncertainty, hope can only be restored when she realizes she is not alone after all.

LAMWO, Uganda: Forty-two year old Annet Night is visually impaired. She was due; expecting her fourth child when conflict broke out in her home village in Pajok, a community in Eastern Equatoria state of South Sudan.

23 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

LAMWO, Northern Uganda: At a refugee reception centre in northern Uganda, nine refugee mothers stood in a single-file line cuddling their newborn babies all wrapped up in heavy wool blankets. Visibly exhausted and filled with anxiety, each had a story to tell; how they had, pregnant and near their expected dates of delivery, fled the armed conflict raging in the Pajok town in South Sudan.

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights
- The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda has increased, with a total of 27,930 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1st of April and 15th of April, compared to 15,474 in the last two weeks of March. A daily average of 1,862 refugees crossed the border from South Sudan into Uganda.

21 Apr 2017 description

Maban, 21 April 2017 - We are devastated by the recent turn of events here in South Sudan.

After five long decades of war with the north, South Sudan became independent in 2011. Soon after that, in December 2013, the current conflict, a full scale civil war this is threatening the very existence of the youngest nation in the world.

20 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator calls on armed actors to uphold their responsibilities under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure the proportionality of their actions.

• Nearly 60 aid workers relocated from Walgak and Waat in northern Jonglei due to intensified armed conflict.

• Cholera spreads to Duk, Ayod and Fangak counties in Jonglei, amidst the longest running outbreak since South Sudan became an independent nation in July 2011.

20 Apr 2017 description

Kampala – 13/04/2017– Ministry of Health has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 21 health facilities assessed to administer Yellow Fever vaccines to international travellers.

The purpose of this collaboration is to share respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to provide and administer a safe, affordable and highly effective vaccine against Yellow Fever, and thus offering lifelong protection after a single injection.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported this week was 81.1% reflecting a 2.6% decrease in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 12.9% (15/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 62.1% (72/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Similar to the previous week, Kagadi district had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting. Timeliness of reports was at 79.0% (reports sent through phone (mTRAC) on Monday). The district level performances in Week 11 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

In week 10 of 2016, all 112 (100%) districts reported. Average reporting rate was maintained at 74.4%. 10 districts had (100%) all of their health facilities reporting; 53 districts (47%) achieved the national target of 80% reporting. Only one (1) districts had less than 30% of the health facilities reporting this week. The district level reporting completeness week 10 has been presented in Figure 1.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.4% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 15.5% (18/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one Kagadi district; had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 9 have been presented (Figure 1&2)

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported was 84.1% reflecting a 3.4% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 16.4% (19/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 67.2% (78/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Kampala and Kagadi districts had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The district level performances in Week 8 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

During Week 7 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.3% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 11.2% (13/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 61.2% (71/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80% (Figure 1and 2)

18 Apr 2017 description

During Week 5 of 2017, the proportion of health facilities that reported was 82.4% indicating a 4.4% increase in comparison to the same week in 2015. Only 19% (22/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one district, Kagadi had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 5 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported during week 2 was 85% reflecting a 25.1% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 18% (21/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 70% (81/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Three districts; Kampala, Kagadi and Kaberamaido had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting this week. The regional level performances as well as district level in Week 2 have been presented in the figures below:

14 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

  • July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people cross into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day.

  • 27 July 2016: An inter-agency meeting is held where the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR call upon agencies to urgently mobilize resources and capacities to respond to the refugee humanitarian situation in West Nile.