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31 Dec 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Second National Health Policy (NHP II) puts the client and community at the forefront and adopts a client-centered approach with consideration of both the supply and demand side of healthcare. Good quality of care enhances clients’ satisfaction and their use of services. It increases job satisfaction and motivation among service providers, leading to effective and efficient utilization of resources.

30 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

December experienced below normal rainfall, the month was majorly characterized by effects of the dry spell. Windy conditions and change in the vegetation were prominent. Predictions from the department of meteorology indicated that there are high chances for below normal conditions over several parts of the district till the end of the month of January. Market activities were at their peak during the month because most households were purchasing items for the festive season.

29 Dec 2011 description
report ACTED

County, Lokanayona, Lodiko and Toroi of Loyoro Sub County, Kasimeri of Sidok Sub County, Lolelia of Lolelia Sub County and Lokolia of Kaabong Sub County.

29 Dec 2011 description

About this document

The aim of this document is to provide workshop participants with basic insights into the selected case studies. It has been prepared by the WFP Office for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction with WFP and partner staff in country offices.

Overview of the selected case studies

29 Dec 2011 description
report New Vision

By Denis Dibele

RESIDENTS of Bukomero sub county in Kiboga district lack clean and sufficient water.

With only 13 functioning boreholes and nine shallow wells, the residents are seeking help from any well-wishers to construct more boreholes.

The Local Council 111 chairperson for Bukomero sub county Charles Katangole, who officiated at a commissioning of two boreholes at St. Henry primary school and Bukomero Junior School said that 40,000 residents currently depend on only two boreholes.

28 Dec 2011 description
report EastAfrican

Pauline Okello’s farm is jammed with customers seeking confectionaries she makes from orange fleshed sweet potato and quality protein maize flour. The farmer in Aywe, Gulu is doing booming business selling cakes, bhajia, doughnuts. She earns $8 from 70 cakes, and $14 from 70 doughnuts that sell out in two days. The orange-fleshed sweet potato is now a big time source of nutrition and income for farmers in the area.

28 Dec 2011 description

Faits saillants

  • Les enfants de moins de 5 ans, principales victimes d’une épidémie du paludisme compliqué dans le Bas Uélé.

  • Dungu se fait approvisionner en ARV pour les personnes vivant avec le VIH/Sida.

  • Nouveau flux de réfugiés centrafricains en RD Congo suite aux activités de l’Armée du Résistance du Seigneur (LRA)

26 Dec 2011 description

STRUCTURE OF THE UGANDA HUMANITARIAN PROFILE 2012

PART 1. CONTEXT OVERVIEW INTRODUCTION

The Uganda humanitarian profile 2012 is the second version after a decision was made to end the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in Uganda. It builds on the humanitarian profile for 2011 to provide an update on the humanitarian issues in the country. This is both a preparedness and resource mobilization tool which is updated every year to inform government and the humanitarian community on key humanitarian issues in the country.

22 Dec 2011 description

Change is a constant in the lives of rural people in Africa. For most developing countries, climate change adds another layer of complexity to existing development challenges, such as high levels of poverty and inequality, rapid population growth, underdeveloped markets, poor infrastructure and service provision, and weak governance systems.

22 Dec 2011 description

AusAID, together with UniQuest and the University of Queensland (UQ), is helping to improve skills for dryland farming in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Tunisia.

Food production on dryland in African countries is particularly important to ensure food security. However, despite efforts to introduce more sustainable and productive systems such as conservation farming and agroforestry, African farming is still governed by traditional slash and burn techniques.

21 Dec 2011 description

By Dizery Salim

GENEVA, 21 December 2011 – Members of parliament from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Senegal, Uganda and the East African Legislative Assembly came together in Geneva this week to agree on the establishment of a Global Advisory Group for parliamentarians with UNISDR’s Special Adviser on Parliamentarians, Feng Min Kan.

21 Dec 2011 description
report UN Security Council

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6696th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council, concerned at the security vacuum in many parts of the Central African Republic and of reports of continued human rights violations there, today extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacebuilding Office in that country (BINUCA) until 31 January 2013.

21 Dec 2011 description
report Radio Okapi

Des troupes de la Monusco et des Fardc ont renforcé, depuis le 18 décembre, la sécurité dans dix-huit localités jugées à haut risque situées dans les districts du Haut-Uélé et du Bas-Uélé, en Province Orientale. L’administrateur du territoire de Dungu affirme que cette activité militaire vise à renforcer la sécurité autour de ses hommes au cours de cette période de fête où les soldats de la Lord Resistance Army ( LRA) ougandaise sont réputés très actifs.

21 Dec 2011 description

DECEMBER 19, 2011

Dr. Unni Karunakara is international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an independent medical humanitarian organization that works in more than 60 countries. In 2010, MSF provided HIV treatment to more than 180,000 people in nearly 20 countries, tuberculosis treatment to 30,000 patients, and malaria treatment to 1.6 million.

20 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Japan

On December 20, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch an engineering unit of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) consisting of up to 330 personnel to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), in addition to the two Staff Officers that are already dispatched. The engineering unit will work to improve infrastructure, including maintenance and repair of roads. The Government of Japan will also dispatch a Staff Officer who will be in charge of planning and coordinating engineering activities to the Mission Support Division of UNMISS.

20 Dec 2011 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

20 Dec 2011 description

Foreword

2011 has been a momentous year for South Sudan. It has been a privilege to stand with the South Sudanese people as they witnessed the birth of their new nation – from the decisive independence referendum in January, the end of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement period, to the country’s longawaited entry into the community of nations on 9 July. The Republic of South Sudan has now started the long and challenging task of building a new state. The humanitarian community is committed to supporting the government and its people as they embark on this endeavour.