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17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

09 Aug 2017 description
report UNAIDS

Mediaplanet has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness about maternal health around the world.

Created in partnership with UNAIDS and other international organisations, the campaign looks at a range of case studies on issues affecting pregnant women and mothers, and draws on insights from community health-care providers, as well as public health advocates.

04 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- 3,666 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 26th of July and 1st of August at an average daily rate of 524, compared to 4,142 in the previous week. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 995,092 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks.

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The first half of 2017 has been marked by a deepening nutrition crisis across the Arid and Semi-Arid counties lands with the five counties in the country reporting global acute malnutrition rates above 20% since February. The June 2017 prevalence of acute malnutrition in Turkana is comparable to that of the 2011 drought emergency. Since February, five counties in the country have reported GAM in excess of 20%.

01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As at June 2017, 977,746 South Sudanese refugees call Uganda home of which 296,409 arrived from 1st January 2017; 275,037 from DRC and 52,388 from Burundi. Children constitute 60 percent of the refugee population.

• The Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees and host communities hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was successfully held from June 22-23, 2017 with current pledges of $347.5 million by the international community.

28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4,142 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 591. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 994,903 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.

24 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.

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.

What is added by this report?

15 May 2017 description
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Full Appeal

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.