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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: 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: 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: 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.
AFRICA: Domestic investment in HIV up but uneven
19 July 2012 (IRIN ), Many sub-Saharan African nations - traditionally the beneficiaries of international HIV funding - are gradually increasing their financial contributions to the fight against the virus, boosting the number of people on treatment to record highs according to a new UNAIDS report, Together We Will End AIDS, released on 18 July.
UGANDA: New LGBTI clinic faces fierce government criticism
11 July 2012 (IRIN ), Gay rights activists have opened Uganda's first clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the capital, Kampala, where it will provide testing, counselling and treatment for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
UGANDA: A timeline of events affecting LGBTI
11 July 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda has made international headlines in recent years for its strong anti-homosexuality stance, but health experts have warned that more must be done to include LGBTI in HIV prevention services. IRIN has put together a short timeline of key events in the struggle for their inclusion.
UGANDA: Refugee influx prompts government call for regional talks
9 July 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda is “overwhelmed” by the current influx of Congolese refugees fleeing renewed fighting in North Kivu Province in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is calling for an emergency meeting of countries in the Great Lakes Region to work out a road map for lasting peace, say officials.

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