- Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #42 | 20th – 21st September 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 20-26 August 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
by Yasin Kakande | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Sunday, 4 September 2016 06:00 GMT
"I didn't know until later that I had been sterilised. I found out when I visited a clinic because I kept getting stomach pains"
By Yasin Kakande
KAMPALA, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ida, 29, was six months pregnant when she suddenly felt abdominal pains and went to a government hospital in Kampala.
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Kampala-24/08/16 - The Ministry of Health launched the Uganda Population based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA) at the Ministry headquarters. The nationwide household survey will help in estimating HIV incidence,prevalence and viral load suppression among adults and children and provide accurate national and regional level data on the magnitude and dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country and will be used in planning for the response to the epidemic.
Anna Heard and Annette N. Brown
SHARP strategies for outreach success in high-risk environments
A sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programme in Kenya and Uganda exceeded its target reach of men who have sex with men (MSM) by nearly three times thanks to innovative ways of working.
The experience of using non-traditional outreach models to provide sexual health services to MSM is offering valuable lessons.
Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.
July 20, 2016-- On Monday, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR), announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries.
The number of Ugandans dying from HIV/AIDS-related illness has reduced by 50.7% in one year, according to the new report from the Ministry of Health. This,according to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is “great progress” in Uganda’s quest towards containing the HIV/AIDS scourge.
According to Dr. Aceng, 31000 people with HIV died in 2014, down from 63,000 in 2013, a reduction of 32,000 deaths. AIDS-related deaths were 67,000 in 2010 and over 75,000 in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year
Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.
Ministry of Health with support from the Center for Disease Control –CDC –ICAP at Columbia University will next month start a Nationwide HIV Impact assessment survey to generate data that will inform Policy formulation and intervention for control and prevention of HIV.
This exercise comes at a time when there are variations in HIV prevalence that are being fueled by different geographical locations and human behavior, which in turn has made HIV become the leading killer disease globally.
Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.
Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.
Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.
Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.
Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;
CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated
In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;
Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression
UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa
Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009
UNAIDS announces 2 million more people living with HIV on treatment in 2015, bringing new total to 17 million
New report from UNAIDS shows that the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines has more than doubled since 2010
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.