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14 Jan 2019 description

President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled his pledge of Shs.190 million support to 38 families in Usuk County Katakwi District in Teso Sub-Region that lost their relatives at the hands of marauding Karimojong cattle rustlers in 2001 and 2003. Each family got Shs.5 million from the President.

The slain people died in 2 separate attacks on Ngariam Internally Displaced People’s camp in 2001 in which 17 people were killed and in 2003 as the rustlers’ attacked Opeuraudot IDP camp that saw 21 people lose their lives.

11 Jan 2019 description

Ministry of Health Statement to Parliament on Cholera Outbreak in Kampala City, 9th January 2019

Rt. Hon. Speaker & Members, The Ministry of Health received a report of four suspected cholera cases on 5th January 2019 who had been seen at Kirudu hospital with diarrheal and vomiting which had started on 4th January 2019. These suiweeted cholera cases were from Kaboowa parish, Rubaga division. The health workers in Kirudu hospital im-mediately suspected cholera and gave them appropriate medical care.

17 Dec 2018 description

Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation.

28 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 28 November 2018 - Following media stories on the alleged suspected Ebola death in Kabarole District, the Ministry of Health together with the World Health Organization (WHO) wish to update the public as follows:

  1. On 26th November 2018, an alert case was received at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital from Bundibugyo district.

  2. The 38year old male alert case is one of the many alert cases received in different health facilities as a result of the heightened surveillance along all border districts.

26 Nov 2018 description

KOTIDO, 26 November 2018– A major programme to improve the delivery of quality nutrition services across Karamoja was launched today.

The Karamoja Nutrition Programme, funded by UK aid and implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme, will strengthen the Government’s health system to ensure children and mothers across the region receive high quality health and nutrition services and are better nourished.

02 Nov 2018 description

2/11/2018. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public and the entire world that it will conduct compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine (rVSV) for healthcare and frontline workers and ring vaccination in Uganda, starting next week.

In August 2018, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently affecting north-eastern provinces of DRC which border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.

As neighbour to the DRC, Uganda is on high alert due to the high risk of the Ebola threat.

30 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The countrywide verification exercise that started on 1st March 2018 was completed on 24th October 2018. The total population of asylum-seekers and refugees verified was 1,091,024 individuals. This represents 75.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered persons. More detailed results and updated population figures of asylumseekers and refugees in Uganda will be made available soon.

29 Oct 2018 description

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER—UNHCR—WFP
JOINT PRESS RELEASE

KAMPALA: The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have concluded the countrywide biometric verification exercise of all asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda.

The exercise was concluded on Wednesday October 24th 2018, in the last two remaining locations – Bidibidi refugee settlement and Kampala.

24 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 17,428 individuals last week bringing the total as of 20th October 2018 to 1,088,415. This represents 75.3% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 5,374 individuals verified in a single day last week.

17 Oct 2018 description
  1. On Thursday 11th October 2018 at about 2.30 pm a landslide combined with floods washed away many people in Bukalasi trading center Bududa District. 43 bodies have been recovered. 21 were injured and admitted in Bukalasi Health Center III. 144 houses were washed away, 13 villages were affected, 858 people displaced and 12,000 people are affected.
16 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 22,204 individuals last week bringing the total as of 13th October 2018 to 1,075,891. This represents 74.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 7,538 individuals verified in a single day last week by three teams. Verification activities were suspended on Tuesday 9th October being a public holiday.

02 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 44,241 individuals last week bringing the total as of 28th September 2018 to 1,019,987. This represents 70.6% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 10,344 individuals verified in a single day last week.

On Wednesday 26th September, verification by OPM and UNHCR teams crossed the one million mark confirming this exercise as the largest undertaken in the region.

26 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018 has verified a total of 49,213 individuals last week bringing the total as of 21st September 2018 to 975,680, representing 67.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. With four teams still in operation, the highest daily output for the week was 11,611 individuals verified in a single day.

23 Sep 2018 description

Dr Charles Olaro
For Director General Health Services
September 22, 2018

NO CONFIRMED CASE OF EBOLA IN UGANDA

229/2018. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is no confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda.

11 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 26,386 individuals last week bringing the total as of 7th September 2018 to 900,502. This represents 62.3% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 7,663 individuals verified in a single day last week.

24 Aug 2018 description

Uganda is one of the highly endemic countries for Hepatitis B, with 52% life time exposure of the population, while 9 out of every 10 people in Uganda do not know their status.

09 Aug 2018 description

First ever national survey on Violence Against Children in Uganda launched

KAMPALA, 9 AUGUST, 2018 - Three in four young adults in Uganda have experienced some form of violence during their childhood, according to Uganda’s first ever Violence Against Children Survey, launched today by the Government of Uganda and its partners.

04 Jul 2018 description

Background

With more than 1.2 million refugees, mostly from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan, Uganda is one of the top-most refugee hosting countries worldwide. Due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, many further refugees currently cross the border to Uganda.

21 Jun 2018 description

Message by the Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda on World Refugee Day 2018

Around this time last year, the world was united as Uganda convened the Solidarity Summit on Refugees, a high level forum that was co-hosted by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres.