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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
UGANDA: Government adopts new PMTCT strategy
14 September 2012 (IRIN ), The government of Uganda has launched the UN World Health Organization's (WHO) "Option B+" to boost the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96308/UGANDA-Government-adopts-new-PMTCT-strategy
CLIMATE CHANGE: Farmers too hungry to adapt
14 September 2012 (IRIN ), Small farmers in the developing world who are going hungry for long periods of time - in some cases for up to half the year in Ethiopia's Borana region - are failing to find ways to adapt to an increasingly erratic climate, a new survey has found.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96314/CLIMATE-CHANGE-Farmers-too-hungry-to-adapt
UGANDA: Questions over government's ability to cut new HIV infections
12 September 2012 (IRIN ), In response to rising HIV prevalence, Uganda's government has announced a strategy to reduce new HIV infections by up to 30 percent by 2015, but activists have cast doubt on its ability to achieve this ambitious goal.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96288/UGANDA-Questions-over-government-s-ability-to-cut-new-HIV-infections
UGANDA: Floods displace 15,000 in north
7 September 2012 (IRIN ), Floods have forced at least 15,000 people to leave their homes in northern Uganda, where the deluge has destroyed houses, crops, roads and bridges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96267/UGANDA-Floods-displace-15-000-in-north
UGANDA: Government launches cancer vaccination programme
6 September 2012 (IRIN ), The government of Uganda has launched a vaccination campaign against cervical cancer - the most common type of cancer among Ugandan women - but there are already fears a nationwide rollout might be jeopardized by lack of funds.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96254/UGANDA-Government-launches-cancer-vaccination-programme
World Humanitarian Day: Community health workers get the job done
19 August 2012 (IRIN ), Doctors, nurses, activists and policy makers have all been vital to Africa's HIV programmes, but supporting them every step of the way has been an army of dedicated community health workers and volunteers who care for people living with the virus.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96132/World-Humanitarian-Day-Community-health-workers-get-the-job-done

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