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Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 16 October 2014 (IRIN) - Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.

There is no consensus on the definitions of, and who to include as, KPs, with activists noting that the lack of clarity on KPs at policy level has an adverse impact on HIV prevention, care and treatment.

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Uganda Monthly Market Monitor, August 2014: Issue 6

Highlights

  • Across Karamoja region, average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans reduced during the month of August by 6%, 14% and 5% respectively. Prices for goats increased in some districts while no changes were noticed in daily labour wage rates. Compared to the same period in August 2013, average prices for maize grain were higher across Karamoja by 11% mainly due to increased dependency on markets.

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ACT Alliance Appeal: Operation support for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – UGA141 (Extension and Revision 1)

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 1,055,182

Less pledges/contributions: US$ 872,021

Balance Requested: US$ 183,161

Geneva, 13 October 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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MSF Responds to Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

On September 29, a Ugandan man, about 30 years old and presenting symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, died in a hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. On October 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the man's blood tests had revealed Marburg fever. MSF, which has been working in Uganda since 1986, is currently mobilizing its teams in preparation for a response.

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Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 10 October 2014 (IRIN) - Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Paediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving the treatment.

The new figures on children’s access to ART came in the mid-term review of the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan (2011-2015) presented by the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) in September.

IRIN:

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Marburg virus Disease - Uganda

10 October 2014

On 5 October 2014, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Uganda notified WHO of a confirmed case of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Kampala, Uganda.

The confirmed case was a healthcare worker who had onset of disease on 11 September 2014 while working at Mengo Hospital, Kampala. The case presented to Mpigi District Health Center on 17 September 2014, and transferred to Mengo Hospital, Kampala, on 23 September 2014. On admission the case presented with symptoms including fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea and died on 28 September 2014.

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Uganda: Camp Closure

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CCCM Cluster

The CCCM sector has learned from its experiences in both conflicts and natural disasters, and has been continuously reviewing its projects, programs and responses. This first edition of CCCM Case Studies presents 12 summaries of CCCM activities from 11 different countries. The purpose of this publication is to provide lessons as a knowledge base to support humanitarian operations (in both emergency and protracted contexts).

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Uganda monitors 8 after death from Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA – 6/10/2014 – A total of eight people who earlier got into contact with the Marburg confirmed case have developed signs of the disease. The Ministry of Health has taken samples from the eight suspects and are being investigated at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. Among the suspects include four from Mpigi, two from Kasese and two from Kampala district. Preparations are underway to quarantine the suspects as a preventive measure for the spread of the disease.

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No Dignity in Aging for Older Refugee Persons in Uganda

Statement on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014

Today, 1st October, marks the 24th commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.Refugee Law project recognizes the contribution of the 6734 older refugees in Uganda(as per UNHCR February 2014) and raises some of the major concerns faced by this group of persons.

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USAID and Germany cooperate in Northern Uganda water and sanitation project

U.S. Mission Uganda announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to design and implement town sanitation

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Richard Sennoga +256772759993

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Uganda Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda: Population Movement Emergency 6 months Update Appeal n° MDRUG037

Appeal History:

  • Mid-December 2013: Escalation of fighting in the Republic of South Sudan resulting in massive cross border population movement.

  • January 2014: CHF 170,000 allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 25,000 beneficiaries from South Sudan in refugee settlements across Arua and Adjumani districts of West Nile Sub Region of Northern Uganda.

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Uganda Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

The below-average harvest will temporarily relieve the Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Karamoja

KEY MESSAGES

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Land Eviction Breeds Violence in Oil-Rich Hoima, Uganda

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Voice of America

Lizabeth Paulat

September 24, 2014 1:04 PM

HOIMA, UGANDA.— Land disputes in western Uganda's Lake Albertine region have become common in recent years. The discovery of oil and the building of refineries and waste facilities have raised the stakes in these disputes. Near the town of Hoima, allegations of illegal evictions and human rights abuses have underscored a need for governmental oversight in these land matters.

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World Bank: Safeguards Essential for Uganda Loan

Urgent Need to End Discrimination in Health Care

(Kampala) – The World Bank should not proceed with a US$90 million loan for strengthening the health care sector in Uganda without enforceable steps to end discrimination in care for marginalized groups, 16 Ugandan and international organizations said today in a letter to World Bank President Jim Kim. Health care for women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people should be included in non-discrimination measures, the groups said.

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Resettling of Bududa families starts

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New Vision

By Moses Walubiri

GOVERNMENT will this week start resettling 1150 families in areas at high risk of landslides and floods from the Mount Elgon region as part of its efforts to find a permanent solution to a spate of disastrous landslides in the area.

In total, according to acting commissioner for disaster preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Rose Nakabugo, government plans to resettle 5000 families in the safe, lower lying areas within Bugisu.