Refugee health report Uganda - August 2018 bulletin

Report
from Government of Uganda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Aug 2018 View Original

Health and Nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of August 2018

  • 218,072 consultations were made across all the health facilities in UNHCR operation in the refugee settlements of which 81% were refugees and 19% host population. The top morbidity causes were Malaria 34%, URTI 17%, LRTI 08%, Skin diseases 7% and Watery diarrhea 4%

  • 157 measles cases registered in the month of August in Kyangwali 6, Kiryandongo 62, Kyaka 5, Nakivale 4, Oruchinga 19, Rwamwanja 61. This brings the cumulative measles cases to 611 in the refugee settlements in Uganda since january2018. Intensified measles vaccinations and mop up campaigns are being conducted in all the affected settlements

  • World breast feeding week was commemorated in Hoima and the theme for 2018 was “breastfeeding; Foundation of life” and activities within the week included championing for breastfeeding in Hoima regional hospital and other health facilities within the district. It was led by MoH and supported by partners. UNHCR led partners for the celebrations in Arua (Rhino settlement)

  • Crude mortality rate stood at 0.13 (Standard: < 0.75) and Under 5 mortality rate was at 0.25 (Standard: <1.5) and are all within the normal ranges and within UNHCR acceptable standards. 1 maternal death was recorded in Bidibidi in the month of August and was audited and documented

  • A total of 3901 live births registered with of which 66% were refugees and 34% host population. 80% had completed atleast 4 scheduled ANC visits by the time of delivery

  • 17998 were tested for HIV and 403(2%) tested positive for HIV and were linked for care and treatment in the health facilities managed by UNHCR.
    Cumulatively, 15,344 HIV patients are being treated in the refugee settlements with 35% refugees and 65% host population