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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
UGANDA: Children's HIV treatment must improve
9 August 2012 (IRIN ), HIV activists have called on the Ugandan government to urgently address the rollout of paediatric HIV treatment; just 26 percent of children who need the life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs have access to them, compared to 55 percent of adults.

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