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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.
UGANDA: Weaning Karamoja off food aid
9 August 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's arid northeastern Karamoja region has been dependent on food aid for decades, but new programmes by the government and its partners aim to bring an end to the cycle of relief and see the traditionally nomadic Karimojong become more self-sufficient through more settled livelihoods.
UGANDA: Scientists still in the dark about nodding syndrome
2 August 2012 (IRIN ), A four-day international scientific meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, highlighted the many unknowns of so-called "nodding disease" or "nodding syndrome", which has affected more than 3,000 people in the north of the country, with patients suffering from involuntary nodding, neurological deterioration and, in many cases, death.
UGANDA: Containment worries as Ebola numbers rise
2 August 2012 (IRIN ), Health officials in Uganda's western Kibaale District are struggling to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, as the number of suspected cases stretches local health systems.
UGANDA: New disarmament effort seeks community involvement
1 August 2012 (IRIN ), The Ugandan government is making a fresh attempt to rid the northern region of illegally held arms, after an ultimatum to surrender such weapons was widely ignored earlier in 2012.
HIV/AIDS: WHO issues guidelines on PrEP
20 July 2012 (IRIN ), Days after US officials gave unprecedented approval for the use of an antiretroviral drug by HIV-negative people to reduce the risk of their acquiring the HI virus, the World Health Organization has issued guidance to governments on so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis.

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