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In Brief: Uganda's Gulu goes green, with help from some cows
27 November 2012 (IRIN ), As traditional sources of energy, such as paraffin and wood fuel, grow more expensive, smallholders in northern Uganda’s Gulu are embracing biogas - a renewable energy source produced from organic waste - to cook and to light up their homes.
UGANDA: Fishing communities missing out on HIV treatment
26 November 2012 (IRIN ), Fishing communities in in Uganda do not have adequate access to life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), posing a possible setback to the country’s fight against HIV, new statistics reveal.
DRC: Paths to peace in the Kivus
21 November 2012 (IRIN ), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila and his Rwandan and Ugandan counterparts, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni, held crisis talks in Uganda a day after rebels captured the eastern DRC town of Goma, amid fears the situation could escalate into a much wider conflict.
HIV/AIDS: Despite progress, HIV efforts fall short
20 November 2012 (IRIN ), Record progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes indicate that the end of AIDS is "entirely feasible". But the epidemic is not over in any part of the world, and is gaining pace in some.
HEALTH: Global Fund integrates Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria
19 November 2012 (IRIN ), The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved the integration of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) into its grant management and core financial processes. AMFm is a financing mechanism created to improve access to effective artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) through subsidies and price negotiations with drug manufacturers.
UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system
15 November 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's Ministry of Health says a fresh outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever - the second in the country this year - is straining an already over-stretched health system.
UGANDA: Sex workers missing out on HIV care
14 November 2012 (IRIN ), Sex workers in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are reluctant to seek HIV testing and treatment services, putting their health in jeopardy, preliminary results of a new study reveal.
UGANDA: Anti-gay bill could be passed before Christmas
13 November 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's parliament will, before Christmas, pass a highly controversial bill which seeks more stringent punishments for people engaging in homosexual acts and those perceived to be "promoting" homosexuality, says the speaker of the house.
UGANDA: Mixed progress in male circumcision campaign
6 November 2012 (IRIN ), More than 380,000 Ugandan men have been circumcised in the last two years as part the government's HIV-prevention efforts, new statistics reveal.
UGANDA: Funding, health system constraints impede Marburg control
31 October 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's Ministry of Health is facing serious financial and health system constraints as it battles to contain an outbreak of Marburg haemorrhagic fever that has killed eight people in the country's southwest.

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