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22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.

21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

21 May 2018 description
report New Vision

The floods have left household property worth millions of shillings destroyed and crops in gardens at harvesting stage submerged, hence looming famine

BULAMBULI- Floods have ravaged five sub-counties in Bulambuli district, leaving over 680 households and pit latrines submerged by water hence forcing families to resort to open defecation. Residents fear a cholera outbreak.

Several families have fled their homes and taken shelter in the nearby schools, churches and trading centres.

17 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Refugees continue to arrive from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the reporting period, around 1,100 refugees from DRC arrived every week compared to 683 in March 2018. 5,095 new refugee arrivals from South Sudan came to Uganda in April compared to 6,397 received in March but slightly higher than 4,947 refugees received in February 2018.

• 82% of all new refugees in Uganda are women and children.

17 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

15 May 2018 description

A new refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began in mid-December 2017, following the eruption of interethnic violence in Ituri – adding to the ongoing influx from North Kivu.

All new arrivals from the DRC are granted refugee status by the Government of Uganda on a prima facie basis. Partners provide reception assistance and relocation to settlements.

The Uganda Operation is currently reviewing the DRC chapter of the Uganda integrated RRP, based on the new planning figures of 150,000 new refugee arrivals by 31 December 2018.

08 May 2018 description

KAMPALA – 07/05/2018 – The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is an active Cholera outbreak in parts of Kampala City.

07 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 2018 description

Two million people in five African countries to be protected against cholera

A spate of cholera outbreaks across Africa has prompted the largest cholera vaccination drive in history, with more than two million people across the continent set to receive oral cholera vaccine (OCV).

07 May 2018 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has expanded efforts in response to the refugee crisis in west Uganda. Along with other aid agencies, we are tending to the enormous humanitarian needs in overcrowded sites.

According to the latest data from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), 76,970 people have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1 January 2018. This brings the total number of Congolese refugees in Uganda to 276,570.

07 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • Ms Opendi said the government has secured a cholera vaccine that is already being administered to children aged one year and above in Hoima and Kyegegwa districts.
  • Recently, cholera broke out in refugee settlement camps of Kyangwali in Hoima District and Kyaka II in Kyegegwa District.

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA The Ministry of Health has indicated that it has not registered any new cholera case in Kampala apart from the seven cases currently receiving treatment at Naguru hospital.

06 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • According to Mr Elimu, the disease could have crossed into Amudat from the neigbouring Kenyan village of Kamketo.

  • He said, the disease got an advantage to spread very fast due to low latrine coverage and poor water systems in the Sub County.

By Steven Ariong

Cholera outbreak in Amudat District in Karamoja sub region, north eastern Uganda has so far claimed two lives while 48 are currently receiving treatment at Amudat health center IV.

06 May 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By MISAIRI THEMBO KAHUNGU

The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Makindye Division in Kampala. The minister of State for Primary Health Care, Ms Sarah Opendi, told Sunday Monitor that by Friday, four people with signs of cholera had been admitted to the hospital.

“It is confirmed and four people were admitted at Naguru hospital by yesterday (Friday). One has been confirmed and the rest are probable. They are all from Makindye Division in Kampala,” Ms Opendi said.

04 May 2018 description

Kampala, 3 May 2018:- The Government of Uganda is conducting a campaign to vaccinate more than 360 000 people against cholera in six hotspot areas of Hoima district with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners.

The immunization drive is part of efforts to control an ongoing cholera outbreak which has affected both refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and host populations and will use vaccines dispatched from the GAVI-funded global stockpile.

28 Apr 2018 description

by Tyler Graf

Uganda is home to a silent crisis.

You won't read many headlines about the refugee mother forced to trudge down dirt paths for a week with her child clinging to her back. But everyday, tired and sick refugees pour across Uganda's borders, their lives uprooted by spurts of raging violence back home.

In this unstable environment, swift action must meet urgent needs.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.