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Briefing: Ebola lessons from Uganda
22 September 2014 (IRIN ), There have been five Ebola outbreaks in Uganda over the past 14 years; these have been quickly contained thanks to a combination of epidemiological luck and a well-coordinated response system operating at several levels of the health service.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100649/Briefing-Ebola-lessons-from-Uganda
How to boost food production in Africa
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100612/How-to-boost-food-production-in-Africa
Does the global HIV response understand sex?
28 August 2014 (IRIN ), Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100545/Does-the-global-HIV-response-understand-sex
Briefing: What next for Uganda’s anti-gay law?
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), It led to increased repression, drew international condemnation and prompted foreign donors to suspend millions of dollars in aid. Then earlier this month the constitutional court threw it out. But is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), promulgated by President Yoweri Museveni in February, truly dead and buried?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100490/Briefing-What-next-for-Uganda-s-anti-gay-law
Food security alarm for east, central Africa
13 August 2014 (IRIN ), Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100482/Food-security-alarm-for-east-central-Africa
Interview with outgoing Africa Great Lakes Special Envoy Mary Robinson
4 August 2014 (IRIN ), In mid-June UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reassigned the special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region, Mary Robinson, to special envoy for climate change. IRIN spoke to her about her time working on the Great Lakes region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100444/Interview-with-outgoing-Africa-Great-Lakes-Special-Envoy-Mary-Robinson
Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100414/Heightened-HIV-risk-for-people-with-disabilities
Uganda teen pregnancies’ plan under fire
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100399/Uganda-teen-pregnancies-plan-under-fire
DRC refugees and the limits of durable solutions
9 July 2014 (IRIN ), With around 365,000 DRC nationals dispersed across several countries in the Great Lakes region, many of them for almost two decades, the traditional triad of “durable solutions” - going home, integrating for good locally, or moving to a third country - remain “largely elusive”, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100323/DRC-refugees-and-the-limits-of-durable-solutions
New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa
7 July 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100314/New-thinking-needed-on-food-aid-for-refugees-in-Africa

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