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09 Jul 2006 description

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This week we received reports from 63/69 (91%) districts. We wish to congratulate the districts that reported on time and had 100% H/U completeness. Six districts that did not report are asked to report in time. It has been noted that whenever the District Surveillance Focal Person (DSFP) is not present, the report either delays or is not submitted. We wish to remind districts that weekly reporting is NOT a responsibility of the DSFP ALONE but also for the other members of DHMT. A 100% H/U completeness of reporting was registered in 8 districts.

05 Jul 2006 description

President Yoweri Museveni has declared that the Uganda government will grant total amnesty to the leader of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, despite the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment, if he responds positively to the talks with government in Juba, Southern Sudan and abandons terrorism.

02 Jul 2006 description

Summary

This week we received reports from 67/69 (97%) districts. We wish to congratulate the districts that reported on time and had 100% H/U completeness. Two districts that did not report are asked to report in time. It has been noted that whenever the District Surveillance Focal Person (DSFP) is not present, the report either delays or is not submitted. We wish to remind districts that weekly reporting is NOT a responsibility of the DSFP ALONE but also for the other members of DHMT. A 100% H/U completeness of reporting was registered in 8 districts.

25 Jun 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 66/69 (96%) districts this week. We wish to congratulate the districts that made effort to report. Three districts that did not report are urged to make extra efforts to report in time next time. A hundred percent (100%) health unit completeness of reporting was registered in 11 districts. We highly commend and encourage these districts to keep it up and encourage all others to work towards the target of 100% health unit completeness. Although district completeness is fairly high, timeliness is still a problem for the majority of districts.

18 Jun 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 61/69 (88%), districts this week. We wish to congratulate the districts that made effort to report. Eight districts that did not report are urged to make extra efforts to report in time next time, as weekly reporting will soon be included among the indicators in the league table for comparison annually.

11 Jun 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 59/69 (86%), districts this week. We wish to congratulate the districts that made effort to report. Ten districts that did not report are urged to make extra efforts to report in time next time, as weekly reporting will soon be included among the indicators in the league table for comparison annually. A hundred (100) percent completeness of reporting was registered in 5 districts, including 3 new ones (Amuria, Bukwa, Manafwa).

28 May 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 61/69 (88%), districts this week. Kitgum district has not submitted the report for a number of weeks. Among the new districts, Kaliro and Mityana have not shown consistency in reporting. The districts that registered 100% completeness were Amuria, Bukwa, Bushenyi, Busia, Butaleja, Kaberamaido, Koboko, Mbale, Tororo and Yumbe. These districts have shown consistency in Health unit completeness over a number of weeks.

21 May 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 61/69 (88%), districts this week. A number of new districts are sending their reports but some still lack consistence. The districts that registered 100% completeness were Amulatar, Amuria, Bukwa, Busia, Butaleja, Kaberamaido, Tororo and Yumbe. Other districts with a comparatively high completeness were Arua, (98%), Gulu (97%), Kabale (97%), Kapchorwa (97%), Masaka (97%), Rakai (97%), Kayunga (95%), Paliisa (94%), Wakiso (94%) Kalangala (91%), Luwero (91%), and Nebbi (91%).

14 May 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 67/69 (97%), districts this week. A number of new districts started sending their reports but many still lack consistence. The districts that registered 100% completeness were Amulatar, Bukwa, Busia, Butaleja, Kaberamaido, Kapchorwa, Koboko, and Manafwa. Other districts with a comparatively high completeness were Kabale (98%), Tororo (98%), Kumi (97%), Mbale (97%), Rakai (97%), Kibale (93%), wakiso (93%), Yumbe (93%), Masaka (92%), Masindi (92%), Bushenyi (91%), and Nakaseke (90%).

14 Apr 2006 description

President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in Northern Uganda to stop disseminating un researched negative reports about the situation in the area that can interfere with the recovery programme put in place by government.

The President was yesterday meeting representatives of various NGOs that operate in the north to harmonise efforts in the humanitarian drive to the people in the region. The meeting took place at his home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district.

05 Feb 2006 description

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Movement government has been able to decisively deal with the Kony issue because of the strong army that has been built.

Mr. Museveni was addressing the people that are in Palongo and Pajule Internally Displaced People's Camps (IDPCs) in Pader district during his ongoing presidential campaign in northern Uganda.

He assured the people that are in the camps that the security situation in the area is now contained as the remnants of Kony, led by Okuti, were being eliminated.

21 Jan 2006 description

Uganda Ambassadors, High Commissioners and their Deputies currently on a three-week Conference running from 5th to 27th January, 2006 have just concluded a three-day tour of Northern Uganda from 19th to 21st January, 2006.

The purpose of the tour of Northern Uganda was to acquaint the Envoys with the socio-economic, humanitarian, political and security situation pertaining in the region, which has of late attracted the attention of the international community and, therefore, taking certain aspects relating to Northern Uganda, to the forefront of Uganda's foreign policy.

01 Jan 2006 description

Summary

Reports were received from 63/65 (78%), districts this week. A number of new districts started sending their reports but many still lack consistence. The districts that registered 100% completeness were Bukwa, Butaleja, Kalangala, Koboko, and Mbale. Other districts with a comparatively high completeness were Kapchorwa (97%) and Kaberamaido (95%). A total of 10 districts had health unit reporting between 26-49%, which is very and greatly affects the representativeness of the disease burden.

14 Dec 2005 description

Lorna Crosse International Ministries based in California in the United States of America has donated medical equipment and scholastic materials worth US$100,000 to Uganda to help improve access to quality medical services and education to people especially those in the rural areas.

The donation was announced by Rev. Dr. Lorna Crosse founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lorna Crosse International Ministries who was a guest during the opening of Kanzize Kyondo Health Centre in Masulita sub-county, Wakiso district. During her stay in the country, Rev. Dr.

20 Oct 2005 description

Pursuant to the invitation by the Uganda People's Defence Forces Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima to his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lt. Gen. Kisempia Sungilanga Lombe, the two Chiefs of Defence Staff held a bilateral meeting on 18 October 2005 in the presence of the MONUC Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Babacar Gaye, at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe.

21 Sep 2005 description

2005-09-21 KAMPALA, 16 September, 2005 - The Government of Uganda and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday (16.09.05) signed two Memorandam of Understanding reflecting planned co-operation between its armed forces and the ICRC over the next three years.

31 Jul 2005 description

The Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has commended the Italian government and its people for working to eradicate poverty among Ugandans and engaging in efforts to restore peace in northern Uganda.

Prof. Bukenya was today speaking at the handover ceremony of a three year development food security and income project funded by AVSI an Italian NGO, to Busiro North Development Foundation. The function took place at the Vice Presidents' Kakiri home in Wakiso district.

10 Jun 2005 description

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the strategic goal of the National Resistance Movement currently is to modernise the country and eliminate poverty through Bonna bagagawale (enrich all), Bonna bagemebwe (immunise all) and Bonna basome (educate all) porgammes.