The Country Representative ICAP in Uganda Dr. Sam Biraro has handed over three Vehicles to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine in support of the Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey.
The new year started on a great note with 100% of the districts reporting and 82.6% of the health facilities reporting as shown in the table above. This depicts a 27.1% increase in reporting rate in as compared to the same week in 2016. Only 14.7% (17/116) of the districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 63.8% (74/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Two (2) districts; Kampala and Kagadi had ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting. The district level performances of Week 12017 have been presented in the figures below;
Uganda is prone to both natural and human induced disasters. Over the recent past, there has been a high incidence of disasters occurring every year, leaving negative impacts on both the people’s lives and livelihoods.
15 December 2016
Kampala - 02/12/2016 — The Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organization and UNICEF will conduct a mass Meningitis immunization campaign in 39 high-risk districts across the country. The vaccination campaign will take place from the 19th to 24th January 2017.
The objective of the campaign is to immunize the population in the age group 1 -29 years, strengthen surveillance and routine immunization service delivery in the districts, and achieve at least 80% coverage for vaccination in the 39 high risk districts.
1.1 Food security situation
Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:
Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;
Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;
Kampala — 17/11/2016 — The Ministry of Health has began plans to register households in the Acholi-Lango region ahead of the Universal Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN) distribution campaign. A team from the National Malaria Control Program has been dispatched to 22 districts that are to benefit from the first wave of the distribution exercise to collect data.
The districts are; Adjumani, amuru, apac, Arua, Dokolo, Koboko, Kole, Lira, Maracha, moyo, Nebbi, Nwoya, Oyam, Yumbe and zombo.
Dokolo – 07 November - Uganda is one of the most affected countries by Hepatitis B – a disease of significant public health importance. The Government is implementing a national Hepatitis B programme as part of this effort and service provider guidelines are now being disseminated in the districts.
Highlights of the Week
Uganda maintains the target 80% of all health facilities submitting weekly reports.
No district wi th ≤ 40% of their heal th facilities reporting.
Ongoing Cholera outbreak in Northern Uganda
In a joint statement, the IGAD, Troika, and EU partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) condemn calls by opposition leaders in South Sudan for a renewal of armed conflict, and call on the government and armed opposition groups to immediately adhere to the permanent ceasefire.
Statement of the IGAD, Troika and EU Partners of JMEC Regarding Calls for Armed Conflict
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Movement Government will help rebuild houses that were destroyed by last month’s earthquake that hit Rakai district.
This is the 14th issue of the Uganda Malaria Quarterly Bulletin that focuses on the second quarter of 2016. The aim of this bulletin is to inform district, national, and global stake-holders on progress achieved and challenges encountered in malaria control and reduction in Uganda. Most importantly, it is to encourage use of this information at all levels in order to foster improvement of our efforts and to highlight achievements and create awareness for increased resource mobilization & allocation in order to maintain the gains we have achieved.
Highlights of the Week
Cholera outbreak still ongoing
Uganda maintains the target 80% of all health facilities reporting. No district with ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting.
Uganda is home to more than 665,000 refugees, the third-largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. The country has progressive refugee and asylum policies, that support refugees and accord them the same access to social services as nationals, in addition to the allocation of land to support self-reliance within refugee settlements.
Kampala-24/08/16 - The Ministry of Health launched the Uganda Population based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA) at the Ministry headquarters. The nationwide household survey will help in estimating HIV incidence,prevalence and viral load suppression among adults and children and provide accurate national and regional level data on the magnitude and dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country and will be used in planning for the response to the epidemic.
Tuesday 15th August - The Government of Uganda - Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) have appealed to donors to urgently speed contributions to the humanitarian response to refugees in Uganda to end a funding shortage that has forced a revision of survival rations.