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Midterm Analytical Review of the Strategic and Investment Plan Vol. 2

BACKGROUND

The Uganda Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (HSSIP) (2010/11-2014/15) is the key Ministry of Health document to guide the health sector. It is the sector’s comprehensive national plan and provides the guiding framework for the detailed planning and implementation of health sector activities. It includes 26 core indicators and many of those have a baseline for 2010 or earlier, and a target for 2015.

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Midterm Analytical Review of the Strategic and Investment Plan Vol. 1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The Health Sector Strategic and Investment plan (HSSIP) 2010/11-14/15 provides the overall strategic and implementation framework for the health sector priorities. It was intended to be implemented under five (5) major Strategic Objectives: 1) Scale up critical interventions 2) Improve access and demand 3) Accelerate quality and safety improvements 4) Improve efficiency and budget effectiveness and 5) Deepen Health Stewardship. A Mid Term Review of its implementation was carried out in line with the M&E Framework.

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Sudan + 10 others
East Africa Region (MAA64003) Annual Report 2012

Overview

Across the East Africa region, consecutive good seasons transformed food security conditions from the initial low point in 2011, which was a great relief coming out of a severe drought. However, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continued working with other players including government and regional bodies such as the Inter-Governmental Climate Information, Prediction,

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Health Epidemics Evaluation Report

A report on the an evaluation conducted for Uganda Red Cross to document lessons learnt in health epidemics response and to document their organizations capacity to respond.

Introduction

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RDC : Forum sous régional de collaboration inter-pays à Kinshasa, pour lutter contre le choléra

Kinshasa, 14 mars 2013– Un forum sous régional de collaboration inter-pays dans la lutte contre le choléra s’est tenu à Kinshasa du 12 au 14 mars 2013.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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World + 10 others
Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 10, 07 February 2013

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 9, 21 December 2012

Content

Overview of the major reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region

  • Cholera

Ongoing outbreaks

  • Cholera in Sierra Leone
  • Cholera in DR Congo
  • Ebola in Uganda
  • Marburg in Uganda
  • Rift Valley Fever in Mauritania

Ended Outbreaks

  • Ebola in DR Congo
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Uganda: Cholera DREF Operation n° MDRUG026 - Final Report

Summary: CHF 204,815 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 1 May, 2012 to support the Uganda Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to 41,008 beneficiaries.

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Mali + 13 others
WHO calls for urgent de-worming interventions to stop Neglected Tropical Diseases and malnutrition in the Sahel and Central Africa

Brazzaville, Congo: 27 October 2012 – As the Sahel food crisis persists, compounded by recent flooding in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to health and development partners to support affected countries prioritize de-worming activities as part of urgent relief efforts.

"Flooding now being experienced in parts of the Sahel, creates the ideal breeding ground for contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as bilharzia, and worm-like diseases putting more at risk of malnutrition,” says WHO African Regional Director Dr Luis Gomes Sambo.

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Uganda: Cholera Outbreak in Mbale District DREF operation n° MDRUG025 - Final Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Cholera: Situation in the WHO African Region, 22 August 2012

Highlights

Between 01 January and 22 August 2012, a cumula-tive total of 55 185 cases and 1 187 deaths were re-ported from 21 countries ( CFR: 2.2%). The Democrat-ic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Ghana, Niger and Guinea accounted for 92% of the total num-ber of cases and 88% of the total number of deaths (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2).

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Uganda: Cholera Epidemic DREF operation n° MDRUG024 - Final Report

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Cholera cripples Bududa one week after landslide

Report
New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

An outbreak of cholera has hit Bunakasala parish in Bulucheke sub-county in Bududa district, spelling double tragedy to the area that was struck by landslides last week.

Betty Mukyala, the Bududa acting district health officer disclosed in an interview on Sunday that three cholera patients from Bunakasala parish were admitted to Bushika Health Centre for treatment.

Mukyala attributed the outbreak to the inadequacy of safe water points in the parish located along the steep slopes of Mt. Elgon.

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Cholera contained in Albertine region

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Uganda Red Cross

A cholera outbreak that broke out in the Lake Albert region of Hoima, Bulisa, Kibaale and Nebbi has ben contained. In March, cholera hit Nebbi district and later spread to Hoima, Bulisa and Kibaale killing 52 people in the four districts.

Joint efforts by Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), district authorities and Ministry of Health have been able to wipe out the outbreak.

URCS Hoima Regional Program Manager Fred Othieno told journalists during a visit that in the past two weeks there has not been any new case until June 14th when a case was admitted in Kigorobya.

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Somalia + 6 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Eastern Africa No. 6, 11 – 25 May 2012

HIGHLIGHTS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Burkina Faso + 11 others
Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 4, 26 May 2012

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World Health Organization

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

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Cholera hits four districts, Red Cross intervenes

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Uganda Red Cross

By Paul Okot

The districts of Kibaale, Hoima,Bullisa and Nebbi have been hit by a cholera epidemic. Uganda Red Cross Society has trained and deployed 103 volunteers to support the Ministry of Health and districts health teams contain the epidemic.

The volunteers have been trained in epidemic control, participatory hygiene and sanitation transformation. Their role is to engage affected households in hygiene promotion.

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Rwanda + 3 others
Mise en place d’une aide d’urgence suite aux fortes pluies au Pérou, au Rwanda et en Ouganda

Grâce au fonds d’aide d’urgence de la Croix-Rouge internationale et du Croissant-Rouge (DREF, Disaster Relief Emergency Fund), la Belgique a financé ces dernières semaines des opérations de secours au Rwanda, en Ouganda et au Pérou. Cette aide humanitaire a été mise en place suite aux fortes pluies survenues dans ces trois pays. La Coopération belge au Développement participe aux actions pour un montant total de 125.000 euros.

Le Pérou et les changements climatiques

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South Sudan + 7 others
IFRC East Africa Operations Update

The East African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are currently assisting people affected by recent regional developments including insecurity in the transitional areas between Sudan and South Sudan, flooding in Rwanda and Kenya, and the internal and external displacement of people fleeing insecurity in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and South/Central Somalia. The following provides an update of humanitarian developments in eastern Africa and the Red Cross/Red Crescent response.

REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN UPDATE