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The Director for the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Sheila Tlou, has visited Uganda to advocate for accelerated action to address the trend of rising new HIV infections in the country. According to UNAIDS data, 360 new HIV infections occur per week in Uganda among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 years.
Uganda has been identified as one of the Fast-Track countries globally that can make a significant contribution to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.
Around 180 young women and adolescent girls from Malawi, Kenya and Uganda have led a pilot project that aims to strengthen the leadership of young women and adolescent girls in the AIDS response. Called Empowerment + Engagement = Equality, the programme aims to address issues of gender inequality that heighten adolescent girls’ vulnerability to HIV infection and provide spaces where experiences can be shared.
By Jordie Hannum
In a six-week span from August to September – approximately the length of time of baseball’s playoffs – the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spearheaded efforts to turn an open piece of land in Uganda into the Bidibidi refugee settlement – a settlement the size of the city of Pasadena, California.
September 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3
What do providers need to effectively provide LARCs?
What has 20 years of evidence taught us about postabortion care?
Are programs ready to remove contraceptive implants?
Ebola Virus Disease: what it takes for a successful clinical surveillance and data collection system.
How to ensure timely referrals and adequate followup of children discharged from hospitals in Uganda?
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.
Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation
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.