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UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants
12 October 2012 (IRIN ), HIV prevalence among public servants in Uganda is 16.3 percent, more than twice the national average, according to a recently released assessment of the epidemic among the country's various sectors.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96525/UGANDA-Worrying-HIV-levels-among-civil-servants
FOOD: We want wheat - Africa's growing cereal demand
10 October 2012 (IRIN ), Bread, pies, pasta and pastries - changing African diets, the result of urbanization, are driving a demand for wheat that is pushing up import bills and complicating food security.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96510/FOOD-We-want-wheat-Africa-s-growing-cereal-demand
UGANDA: DRC refugee influx stretching relief supplies
9 October 2012 (IRIN ), An increasing caseload of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stretching food and non-food resources in western Uganda, say humanitarian officials.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96491/UGANDA-DRC-refugee-influx-stretching-relief-supplies
UGANDA: HIV trust fund in the works
3 October 2012 (IRIN ), The government of Uganda is planning to establish a US$1 billion-dollar HIV trust fund to finance local HIV programmes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96443/UGANDA-HIV-trust-fund-in-the-works
UGANDA: Family planning pledges need on-the-ground action
2 October 2012 (IRIN ), Family planning advocates in Uganda have scored some major financial and policy wins this year, but experts remain concerned that inadequate political commitment and poor health services will continue to impede women’s and girls’ access to contraceptives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96437/UGANDA-Family-planning-pledges-need-on-the-ground-action
UGANDA: Concern over allegations of misuse of Global Fund money
1 October 2012 (IRIN ), Recent allegations of the misuse of a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could jeopardize Uganda’s malaria funding and hurt efforts to fight the disease, which is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96431/UGANDA-Concern-over-allegations-of-misuse-of-Global-Fund-money
AFRICA: Religious leaders rally for environmental conservation
25 September 2012 (IRIN ), Faced with environmental degradation that threatens the livelihoods of many people in Africa, a group of 50 religious leaders met in Nairobi earlier this month and pledged to take concrete steps to mitigate the effects of climate change.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96387/AFRICA-Religious-leaders-rally-for-environmental-conservation
UGANDA: Condom use infrequent despite rising HIV rates
21 September 2012 (IRIN ), Despite nationwide efforts to increase HIV awareness and common fears of unplanned pregnancy, young, sexually active Ugandans continue to have risky sex without using condoms consistently, spurring new measures to promote the prophylactic.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96359/UGANDA-Condom-use-infrequent-despite-rising-HIV-rates
UGANDA: Decades later, HIV stigma lingers
20 September 2012 (IRIN ), Ugandans have grown familiar with HIV over the past three decades, but new research suggests that many are still scandalized by it; according to the 2011 National AIDS Indicator Survey, released on 18 September, many people still attach shame and blame to people living with the virus.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96349/UGANDA-Decades-later-HIV-stigma-lingers
UGANDA: Patients go private as state sector crumbles
18 September 2012 (IRIN ), Free healthcare is, in theory, available to everyone in Uganda but in practice, the state system, where thousands of doctors’ and nurses’ positions are unfilled, is so run-down that patients are increasingly turning to private facilities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96332/UGANDA-Patients-go-private-as-state-sector-crumbles

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