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Uganda grapples with paediatric vaccine shortages
14 May 2013 (IRIN ), Ugandan children are going unimmunized as the country grapples with persistent and widespread vaccine shortages, the result of insufficient funds and inefficient procurement and supply systems, officials say.
Analysis: Sending the right message on mHealth
8 May 2013 (IRIN ), We’ve read the stories: From bedridden patients sending text messages to their health workers, to young people receiving HIV prevention messages via SMS, the mobile phone seems to have morphed from communications device to essential life-saver. But is the evidence there yet that mHealth is an effective health delivery intervention for the developing world?
Aiming for climate change-resilient coffee in Uganda
3 May 2013 (IRIN ), In Uganda, a new pilot project seeks to understand the threat climate change poses to coffee, which will enable growers to enhance the crop's resilience to extreme weather events.
Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees
23 April 2013 (IRIN ), Uganda's government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched a pilot mobile court system to improve access to justice for victims of crimes in Nakivale, the country's oldest and largest refugee settlement.
In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness
11 April 2013 (IRIN ), Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure.
Uganda’s midwives struggle to meet demands
8 April 2013 (IRIN ), Despite the significant role midwives play in Uganda’s maternal health programmes, they face numerous challenges, including lack of training, inadequate facilities and poor pay.
Briefing: M23, one year on
3 April 2013 (IRIN ), The M23 rebellion, the latest of a string of armed insurgencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province, has been active for one year now, during which hundreds of thousands have fled their homes and many have lost their lives.
Kony hunt still on after CAR coup
26 March 2013 (IRIN ), The search for the Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the rainforests of the Central African Republic (CAR) will continue despite the ouster of President François Bozizé by rebel group Séléka, officials say.
Uganda government under pressure to boost ARV funding
14 March 2013 (IRIN ), The Ugandan government's draft 2013/2014 budget allocates US$38.5 million to enrol a further 100,000 people living with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. But activists say the money, while welcome in a country still largely dependent on donor funds for its HIV programmes, is not sufficient to meet treatment needs.
In Africa, corruption dirties the water
14 March 2013 (IRIN ), Collusion among government officials, unscrupulous water vendors and large farm owners results in diverted water supply lines, misappropriated funds, and failure to implement laws on protecting water sources from encroachment and pollution. These are just some of the ways corruption is denying millions of poor people in Africa access to safe and clean drinking water, experts say.

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