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05 Oct 2018 description

UK to suppport Uganda’s National Task Force with up to £5.1 million for Ebola preparedness and prevention.

Today (Friday 5 October) the UK Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin has visited the URVI Centre in Uganda (Uganda Virus Research Institute) hailing the historical and strong collaboration between the UK and Ugandan governments.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

13 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 1 August, UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government with preparedness efforts that include community mobilization, psychosocial support as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in eight districts bordering the DRC.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is committed to improving the wellbeing of children and families in Uganda, a country rebuilding after decades of war as well as facing the serious increase of HIV/AIDS cases which have left millions of children orphaned. Recently, Salesian Missions donors provided the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission, located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda, the funding to support a Salesian program that helps children living in poverty who are HIV positive.

05 Sep 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the town of Mangina, in the northeastern North Kivu province.

Latest figures - information as of 3 September 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health

91 Confirmed cases

14 Suspect cases

51 Confirmed deaths

23 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME

The 2016–2020 Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Uganda and UNICEF is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Uganda ratified in 1990 and enshrined in the Constitution in 1996.

09 Aug 2018 description

Summary

More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.

03 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

KAMPALA - The U.S. Mission in Uganda has added more than $100 million in aid to the East African country with about half being injected into health, a sector analysts say is receiving little attention from the government.

The United States Mission in Uganda says its assistance to the East African country has reached nearly $1 billion.

U.S. aid to Uganda increased from $840 million in 2016 to $971 million in 2017.

The funding is going into sectors ranging from agriculture to security and from trade to justice and democracy.

31 Jul 2018 description

In Uganda there are concerns that recent gains could quickly be reversed. However, the government has taken welcome steps, including launching the Presidential Fast Track Initiative, initiating new size estimation studies, developing an anti-HIV stigma policy and designing a national sexuality education framework.

26 Jul 2018 description

HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.

26 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Continued conflict within the region has seen Uganda receive 121,672 refugees between January and June 2018.

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

23 Jul 2018 description

UNICEF and UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

Report details huge strides made in adolescent programming in Eastern and Southern Africa

23 July 2018—Today the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response for adolescents.

20 Jul 2018 description

Origin of refugees
SOUTH SUDAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONG BURUNDI SOMALIA

Sites
BIDIBIDI LOBULE LAMWO ADJUMANI NAKIVALE RWAMWANJA ORUCHINGA KYANGWALI KIRYANDONGO KYAKA II RHINO CAMP NYAKABANDE PALORINYA IMVEPI IKAFE KAMPALA

20 Jul 2018 description
report UNAIDS

The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion of children did not survive to adulthood.

Huge improvements in nutrition and health services over the past 30 years have had a significant impact on population trends in sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to remarkable decreases in child mortality—and large decreases in mother-to-child transmission of HIV—child survival rates have improved significantly.