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08 Dec 2017 description

The Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health on 19 October, 2017 following laboratory tests conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed that one person had succumbed to MVD on 13 October 2017.

07 Dec 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

06 Dec 2017 description

East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.

06 Dec 2017 description

Kampala – 4/12/2017 - The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that contrary to the information that has been making rounds in the press and some public fora, the Country has adequate stocks of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to manage all the patients on treatment in Uganda.

Stakeholders and patients countrywide should be reassured that there are the right quantities of ARV drug formulations for patients to continue their treatment without any interruptions.

04 Dec 2017 description

Originally established in 1997 to receive refugees fleeing the Second Sudanese Civil War, Maaji settlement II and III were re-opened in 2015 to host new refugee arrivals from South Sudan. While the settlement is no longer receiving new arrivals, humanitarian partners continue to support efforts to improve standards and services for refugees and host community alike.

Gaps and Challenges

  • Insufficient permanent health facilities and lack of an outreach unit leave facilities crowded and health services overstretched.

01 Dec 2017 description

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.

01 Dec 2017 description

This World AIDS Day, December 1, the Government of Sweden, together with the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO, announces the start of a USD45 million Joint United Nations (UN) four-year Regional Programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.

01 Dec 2017 description

Large-scale Emergencies continue in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Ethiopia

Key Messages

  • Conflict and drought are driving very high assistance needs in East Africa and Yemen, with more than 35 million people likely to require humanitarian assistance by May 2018. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.

01 Dec 2017 description

Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) outcomes likely exist despite ongoing harvest

Key Messages

01 Dec 2017 description

Second season harvest supporting Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes in most areas

Key Messages

01 Dec 2017 description

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.

29 Nov 2017 description

Following unprecedented food assistance needs in 2017, little improvement is anticipated during the coming year.

28 Nov 2017 description

Kampala - 24/11/2017 - The Ministry of Health MoH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) wish to inform the public that there is an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Kiboga and Mityana Districts. This follows laboratory confirmations by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) from two samples collected from both districts.

27 Nov 2017 description

Key Figures

1,400,218 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,301,018 bio-metrically registered

  • 99,200 pending bio-metric registration

27 Nov 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

27 Nov 2017 description

According to new figures, refugee-related costs in Norway for 2017 are NOK 1,36 billion lower than projected. The Government has proposed that most of the unused funds should go to parts of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa that are severely affected by war and conflict.

24 Nov 2017 description

EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM)

Two European experts and a mobile laboratory provided by the German Federal Foreign Office are being deployed to Kapchorwa district (Uganda).

It will offer on-the-spot diagnostic capacity and improve preparedness for future outbreaks of Marburg and other hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, giving support to Uganda’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) activities.