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14 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary and Illustrative Report
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Full Report

Executive Summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period October 2015 to June 2016. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting Member States in the African Region in health development. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the three Intercountry Support Teams.

08 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 19 May, the total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda is 1.25 million with an average of more than 2,000 people arriving daily from Burundi, South Sudan and the DRC. Of these, 738,957 are children under 18 years.

  • Food insecurity persists in most areas of the Karamoja region due to food scarcity, high market prices and delayed rains, with the exception of Abim District where crop and pasture conditions have significantly improved.

08 Jun 2017 description
report UNAIDS

In Uganda in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the President, Yoweri Museveni, showed the world, through pioneering high-level political leadership, that it was possible to reverse the AIDS epidemic, and for many years new HIV infections declined in Uganda. New HIV infections were reduced from 150 000 in 1990 to 66 000 in 1998—an incredible decline of 56%. However, by the early 2000s, the AIDS epidemic had begun to rebound, and by 2009 had climbed back up to 130 000 new HIV infections per year, a devastating blow to the country’s efforts to push the epidemic into permanent decline.

07 Jun 2017 description

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

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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15 May 2017 description
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Strategic Overview

Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Introduction

Latest Developments in South Sudan

12 May 2017 description
report Women Under Siege

By Chagmion Antoine

No one should ever have to choose between starving to death and exposure to HIV, however millions of women and children struggling to survive in the drought-stricken countries of southern Africa aren’t being given a choice.

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11 Apr 2017 description

03-04-2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Members of the National Tuberculosis and HIV Programs from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States together with UNHCR, ARAA and Kenya Red Cross Society are meeting from April 3-4, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to consult on improving TB and HIV diagnosis, treatment and health information and supply management services in refugee settings within the IGAD region.

03 Apr 2017 description
report The Guardian

A compassionate refugee policy has led Uganda to welcome 800,000 people escaping conflict and famine in South Sudan. But the strain is starting to show

22 Mar 2017 description

by Yasin Kakande

KATAKWI, Uganda, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs 7 kilos - a third of the weight of the average child her age.

She has been in hospital in Katakwi, eastern Uganda, for three days. She was painfully thin when she was admitted and had diarrhoea and vomiting, said Loyce Akelo, a senior doctor.

15 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

MUBENDE, Uganda – Edith Nambalirwa’s smile lights the bustling business district in downtown Mubende. Watching as she glides her fingers with ease, knitting strands of a customer’s hair into intricate braids in her growing practice, it is easy to think that her life has been plain sailing.

19 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

1.85 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 223,926 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners appeal for US$1.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance for 5.8 million people in South Sudan this year.

13 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,291,323 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

223,994 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • In response to ongoing fighting in Upper Nile, WFP is preparing a response to assist recently displaced populations.

28 Jan 2017 description

The Country Representative ICAP in Uganda Dr. Sam Biraro has handed over three Vehicles to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine in support of the Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey.

19 Jan 2017 description

A total of $781.8 million * requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $**9.8 million** for CAR
  • $**30.3 million** for the DRC
  • $**157.7 million** for Ethiopia
  • $**40.5 million** for Kenya
  • $**171.7 million** for South Sudan
  • $**68 million** for Sudan
  • $**283.8 million** for Uganda
  • $**476,251** for HQ & Regional Coordination

* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)

11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.

  • The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.1 In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM),2 and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.

  • 130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.

  • This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

21 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

• Thousands of South Sudanese continue to flee to Uganda.

• Three years since the conflict in South Sudan began, humanitarian needs continue to rise.

• A measles outbreak has been confirmed in Wau, bringing the total number of outbreaks country-wide this year to 13.

• Humanitarians find aid hub looted during visit to Nhialdiu.

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