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UGANDA: MDR-TB treatment kicks off
3 July 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's Health Ministry has begun rolling out its first treatment programme for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and expects to treat some 250 confirmed cases of the disease.
UGANDA: Plant trees, get paid
3 July 2012 (IRIN ), At least 2,500 farmers in the western districts of Uganda are earning extra cash to boost their livelihoods by planting trees alongside their crops in a scheme that is helping to sequester carbon dioxide.
UGANDA: Human trafficking drive needs rescuing
28 June 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda set up a national human trafficking task force in April, but a national action plan to combat trafficking - originally due in June - could be delayed for months as officials take stock of existing and fragmented law enforcement efforts.
UGANDA: Learning lessons from lethal landslides
27 June 2012 (IRIN ), Following a third landslide in as many years that left at least 18 dead and over 100 missing in eastern Uganda's mountainous district of Bududa, experts are warning that unless long-term measures are put in place, similar disasters are inevitable.
UGANDA: Cervical cancer - silent killer
25 June 2012 (IRIN ), In the obstetrics and gynaecology ward of St Mary's Hospital Lacor in northern Uganda's Gulu District, Apilli Kilara lies on the floor under a blood-stained sheet, staring at the ceiling.
UGANDA: Government plans naturalization of refugees
21 June 2012 (IRIN ), The Ugandan government says it is in discussions to legalize and grant naturalization to thousands of refugees who fled into the country in the 1960s and 1990s, mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Cassava key to food security, say scientists
20 June 2012 (IRIN ), An alliance of scientists has been formed to help promote cassava, which has emerged as a "survivor" crop able to thrive in the expected higher temperatures engendered by climate change, a scientific conference in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, heard.
UGANDA: Money for 100,000 new ARV patients in the budget
19 June 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's Ministry of Health will enrol 100,000 more people infected with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment in the 2012/13 financial year, Minister of Finance Maria Kiwanuka announced in her budget speech on 14 June.
AFRICA: Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations
19 June 2012 (IRIN ), The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall.
UGANDA: Lack of funding stalls ex-combatants' reintegration
18 June 2012 (IRIN ), A Ugandan government programme to reintegrate more than 26,000 former armed rebels has stalled as a result of poor funding, leaving thousands of ex-combatants with few means of earning a living.

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