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
• Completeness for weekly reporting was 39% for the nonconflictaffected states and 57% for the IDP sites.
• Malaria is the top cause of morbidity in IDPs and nonconflict-affected areas.
• Malaria cases in nine states [Twic, Gogrial, Tonj, Rumbek, Western Lake, Eastern Lake, Aweil, Aweil East, and Lol] exceeded expected levels in the week.
• At least 36 counties countrywide have registered increasing and/or more than expected levels of malaria cases.
The UN has supported renewed efforts by the Kenya Government to prevent stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and contributed USD 45,000 (Ksh. 4.5 Million) towards the Maisha County League football tournament. This is an initiative by the National Aids Control Council (NACC) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to use the sport as a platform to reach out to youth in all the 47 counties. The UN fund will support 10 female football teams.
Kyiv, 17 August 2016 – As of today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has delivered 92 percent of all contracted medicines and health products to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. These efforts have saved the government US$4 million.
These products are related to tuberculosis, hepatitis, hemophilia, orphan diseases, HIV and vaccines. UNDP supports the country’s procurement and contracting for these critical, life-saving products. The savings will allow the Ministry of Health to purchase and distribute additional stocks.
Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016 – Health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region have begun a five-day meeting to discuss some key health issues affecting the Region. Addressing the opening session in Addis Ababa, the President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency, Dr Mulatu Teshome, observed that in the coming decades non-communicable and communicable diseases, epidemics and Africa’s demographic shifts will pose significant challenges to development.
Johannesburg - In a report released at the 1st South African National Conference on Violence earlier this week, MSF outlined startling levels of sexual violence in the large mining town of Rustenburg, low numbers of women reporting to healthcare services after rape, and numerous barriers to accessing post-rape care, including a lack of knowledge among women about the benefits of receiving urgent medical attention.
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.
Introduction: human rights and HIV, an undeniable link
- WFP is closely coordinating with the Government and partners in assessing food needs of populations affected by recent floods across Myanmar and stands ready to provide an immediate response, if needed
- In July, WFP continued assisting 233,460 IDPs with cash or in-kind food assistance in Kachin, Rakhine and northern Shan States.
Ms. Niang is one of 213 women with disabilities who have benefited from the Gender Equitable Local Development programme implemented by UN Women in 58 local councils in Senegal, with financial support from Luxembourg. Through workshops and information sessions, women with disabilities have been sensitized and trained on Senegal’s landmark social orientation law, adopted in 2010, and on addressing the unique and specific needs of disabled women in menstrual hygiene management.
_Lubumbashi _– After ten years of working in the centre of ‘the Triangle’, the area between Mitwaba, Manono, and Pweto, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is handing over its activities to the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Triangle, MSF supported the referral health centre of Shamwana and seven surrounding health centres.
National policies and practices continue to prevent young people (aged 10-24 years) from accessing the HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights services that they need. On this International Youth Day, UNAIDS calls on national authorities, civil society organizations, youth activists and all stakeholders in the AIDS response to review and challenge national policies, such as those related to age of consent and spousal consent, which may cause young people to be left behind in the HIV response.