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19 Oct 2017 description

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is a confirmed case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in the country. This followed laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed that one person had died of Marburg Virus Disease, a type of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) on 17th October 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region!

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

18 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region

Acholi: Conditions are close to average but remain under “watch” for most districts in the region due to poor rainfall during July except for Kitgum that is above average due to increased rainfall leading to favorable conditions in the district.

15 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region:

Crop conditions in the greater Northern Uganda region remain affected by major rainfall deficits from the early stages of the season. Conditions are currently average and improving due to above average rainfall during July.

In-Season

08 Sep 2017 description

A total of 5,753,301 children under the age of five are targeted for immunization in the three-day long exercise

08 Sep 2017 description

PREFACE

Cholera and other diarrheal diseases remain major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries and Uganda in particular. Cholera outbreak leads to loss of lives and economic loss to the Country. Each outbreak costs the Country over USD 4,300,000 to control in addition to travel and trade restrictions.

08 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

a) Introduction

Uganda is faced with frequent outbreaks of emerging diseases and high burden of other endemic conditions, including cholera, all of which require dedicated resources for their prevention and control.
However, like many developing countries, Uganda is resource constrained, has an inadequate health development budget, and limited access to life saving technologies implying that efficient and maximized use of the available resources is paramount.

20 Aug 2017 description

South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans

Key Figures
REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017) 1,497,126
EXPECTED new INFLUX in 2017
520,000

Requirements

960.17 MILLION
TOTAL

673.19 MILLION
SOUTH SUDAN RRP

215.33 MILLION
DRC RRP

71.64 MILLION
BURUNDI RRP

SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN

08 Aug 2017 description

Kampala - 08/08/2017 - The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public that there is an active outbreak of measles in Kampala and Wakiso districts. According to surveillance and case finding reports, total of 67 cases have so far been identified and of these, seven have been confirmed by laboratory tests within the month of July. The most affected age group are children under 1 year. All the five division of Kampala, as well as several suburbs in Wakiso district are affected.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • Refugee Population Planning Figure (by End 2017) 1,497,126

  • Expected New Influx in 2017 520,000

Requirements (in USD)

  • 960.17 Million Total

  • 673.19 Million South Sudan RRP

  • 215.33 Million DRC RRP

  • 71.64 Million Burundi RRP

07 Jun 2017 description

Kampala - 07/06/2017 - The Ministry of Health, with support from UNICEF and WHO, has launched the National Integrated Comprehensive Cholera Prevention and Control Plan, (NICCP) 20171/ 8-2021/22, to consolidate the gains in prevention and control of cholera and move towards total elimination.

06 Jun 2017 description

Kampala – 06/06/2017 – Uganda received a token of recognition from The Carter Centre for her contribution towards the reduction of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

The token of recognition comes ahead of the launch of nationwide Trachoma surgery campaign to accelerate efforts towards the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Uganda. This campaign will be spearheaded by the Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng to highlight her dedication and contribution towards the fight.

18 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

REFUGEES IN NEED (by end 2017)
1,497,126
EXPECTED new INFLUX in 2017
520,000

REQUIREMENTS (IN U$D)
960.17 MILLION TOTAL
673.19 MILLION
SOUTH SUDAN RRP
215.33 MILLION
DRC RRP
71.64 MILLION
BURUNDI RRP

SOUTH SUDAN – UGANDA REFUGEE RESPONSE PLAN

02 May 2017 description

Highlights of CPI, April 2017

1. Annual Inflation

The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending April 2017 stood at 6.8 percent, compared to the 6.4 percent recorded during the year ended March 2017.

25 Apr 2017 description

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.

20 Apr 2017 description

Kampala – 13/04/2017– Ministry of Health has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 21 health facilities assessed to administer Yellow Fever vaccines to international travellers.

The purpose of this collaboration is to share respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to provide and administer a safe, affordable and highly effective vaccine against Yellow Fever, and thus offering lifelong protection after a single injection.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported this week was 81.1% reflecting a 2.6% decrease in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 12.9% (15/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 62.1% (72/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Similar to the previous week, Kagadi district had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting. Timeliness of reports was at 79.0% (reports sent through phone (mTRAC) on Monday). The district level performances in Week 11 have been presented in the figures below:

18 Apr 2017 description

In week 10 of 2016, all 112 (100%) districts reported. Average reporting rate was maintained at 74.4%. 10 districts had (100%) all of their health facilities reporting; 53 districts (47%) achieved the national target of 80% reporting. Only one (1) districts had less than 30% of the health facilities reporting this week. The district level reporting completeness week 10 has been presented in Figure 1.

18 Apr 2017 description

The proportion of health facilities that reported was 81.4% reflecting a 7.8% increase in reporting rate in comparison to the same week in 2016. Only 15.5% (18/116) districts had 100% of their health facilities reporting and 60.3% (70/116) of the districts achieved the national target of 80%. Only one Kagadi district; had ≤ 40% of its health facilities reporting this w eek. The district level performances in Week 9 have been presented (Figure 1&2)