Joint statement on behalf of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR
The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food.
Kampala – 22 March - The second Universal Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Net Campaign that the country is currently undertaking is one of the interventions to reduce mortality and morbidity due to Malaria, which is still the single largest killer disease in Uganda. Under this campaign, 24 million nets will be distributed countrywide.
New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend In Karamoja Over Last 35 Years
KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.
Kampala- 14 March - The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released the key indicators report for the sixth Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Among other notable achievements, Uganda has registered significant decline in child and maternal health.
The results show that Infant Mortality Rate has declined from 54 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011 to 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2016. The report also indicated that child mortality has seen a steady decrease from 38 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011 to 22 deaths per 1000 live births in 2016.