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Alcune notizie sull’Uganda e sull’Africa recuperate da internet nell’aprile 2018.

INCOME, FOOD POVERTY ON THE RISE: THE 2020 TARGET TO BE MISSED
2 aprile 2018

THIS MAY BE AFRICA’S MOST SCENIC MOUNTAIN RANGE, YET IT STRUGGLES TO ATTRACT TOURISTS
5 aprile 2018

THE STATUS OF HEPATITIS B VACCINES IN UGANDA
6 aprile 201

LIRA UNIVERSITY STARTS MASTER’S PROGRAMME
8 aprile 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE A THREAT TO FORGOTTEN PEOPLE OF UGANDA
16 aprile 2018

UGANDA STARTS STUDY ON EBOLA, MARBURG AND MENINGITIS
17 aprile 2018

GOVT FOR TESTING UGANDANS WITH HIV POSITIVE RELATIVES
20 aprile 2018

UGANDA: 110 YEARS OF ELECTRICITY IN UGANDA
21 aprile 2018

EAST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO TRAIN 600 CANCER SPECIALISTS
22 aprile 2018

UGANDANS TOLD TO EMBRACE TOURISM
23 aprile 2018

OPINION: 3 STEPS TO SET IN MOTION AFRICA’S MALARIA DATA REVOLUTION
24 aprile 2017

UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: MISSING LINK TO LOW MATERNAL DEATHS
25 aprile 2017

HEAVY RAINS TORMENT KAMPALA SLUM DWELLERS
27 aprile 2018

 


INCOME, FOOD POVERTY ON THE RISE: THE 2020 TARGET TO BE MISSED
2 aprile 2018
On the February 19, Uganda Bureau of Statistics issued a second and revised version of the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) 2016/17.
The major revision from the first UNHS 2016/17 published in September 2017 was the 6% point difference (reduction) in the poverty rate. In the latest UNHS 2016/17, estimated that 21.4% of Ugandans are poor, corresponding to nearly eight million persons, while the September 2017 results indicated that poverty was 27.7%, translating into 10 million poor Ugandans.
read more: newvision.co.ug

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THIS MAY BE AFRICA’S MOST SCENIC MOUNTAIN RANGE, YET IT STRUGGLES TO ATTRACT TOURISTS
5 aprile 2018

One of the earliest recorded tours to the Rwenzori Mountains was in the second century, when Alexandrian mathematician Claudius Ptolemy, searching for the source of the Nile river, named them the “mountains of the moon.”
Since then, modern-day Uganda has struggled to drum up the same kind of hype. Recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site for its unique flora and fauna, this high-altitude paradise should be on the Instagram stories of the thousands of millennials rediscovering Africa off the beaten path. Yet, the mountain range near Uganda’s eastern border with the DR Congo has failed to attract the kind of numbers that nearby Mount Kilimanjaro has—and the tourism dollars that go with it.
read more:
qz.com

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THE STATUS OF HEPATITIS B VACCINES IN UGANDA
6 aprile 2018
Hepatitis B is a major liver infection of global concern caused by the Hepatitis B virus and is responsible for substantial disease and death. This infection can manifest as either acute or chronic liver disease.
As much as hepatitis B is a primarily liver infection, it can have a far-reaching spectrum of complications from affecting other body organs, for instance, the bones, skin, kidneys, heart disease, the brain and nerves to hospitalisation, hypertension, liver cancer and death.
What makes Hepatitis B an infectious disease of public health importance is the fact that an excess of two billion people worldwide have been infected.

read more: newvision.co.ug

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LIRA UNIVERSITY STARTS MASTER’S PROGRAMME
8 aprile 2018
LIRA – As the demand for higher education increases across the country, Lira University, a public institution, has launched a master’s programme in business administration.
The course, which as accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education, was launched by Prof. Waswa Balunywa, the principal of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) recently.
Eighty-seven pioneer students have been admitted after a rigorous competitive test.
According to Prof. Jasper Ogwal Okeng, the university’s vice-chancellor, the course will run for two years and that management is determined to produce quality human resource.
This is the beginning of good progress at Lira University and I urge people to utilise the opportunity,” he said.
read more: newvision.co.ugPatrick Okino, Hudson Apunyo

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CLIMATE CHANGE A THREAT TO FORGOTTEN PEOPLE OF UGANDA
16 aprile 2018
The cost of conservation and climate change has been felt by forest dwelling communities who were displaced to set up two national parks, Bwindi and Mt. Elgon.
Three decades after being displaced, the Batwa and Benets also known as indigenous people are still landless. Today, climate change has created benefits to keepers of forests. Will the indigenous people benefit from this initiative?
I had never suffered from malaria until we were evicted from Mt. Elgon,” said Batya Moya, an elder among the Benets at Suam in Bukwo district near the Uganda-Kenya border. “We have been hit below the belt by malaria outbreaks.”
Moya said they have become landless and that repeated promises by the Government to resettle Batya and thousands of his colleagues have not been fulfilled.
read more: newvision.co.ugGerald Tenywa

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UGANDA STARTS STUDY ON EBOLA, MARBURG AND MENINGITIS
17 aprile 2018

Africa will learn from Uganda again, when a newly commissioned continental study on selected pathogenic diseases including Ebola, Marburg, Meningitis, and Lassa Fever is concluded sometime next year.
The study by African Risk Capacity Outbreak and Epidemic (ARCO&E) Programme — a subset of the African Union — seeks to model epidemic risk for the pathogens, optimise early warning systems, create contingency plans for rapid response and open access to quick disbursing financing through a parametric insurance mechanism.
The study will be conducted simultaneously in Uganda and Guinea. Uganda already sold expertise on management of viral haemorrhagic fevers to the rest of the continent , especially in 2014 when Ebola turned into a public health disaster killing hundreds in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — and Ugandan medics were consulted to avert situation.
read more
: newvision.co.ug – John Agaba

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GOVT FOR TESTING UGANDANS WITH HIV POSITIVE RELATIVES
20 aprile 2018

The government has revived its HIV testing guidelines of 2016 and started encouraging all family members with HIV positive patients to be screened.
The use of ‘target testing’ is being promoted alongside the current UNAIDS Test and Treat strategy.
Targeted testing is where they test individuals with an aim of identifying other positive individuals in his family or community to fight the HIV pandemic,” Jennifer Ngabirwe, the Prevention Coordinator Makerere University Joint Aids Programme (MJAP), told The Observer recently. “We are doing’ targeted testing’ to get about 300,000 people living with HIV but have not yet been started on ART,” Ngabirwe said.
She said, according to the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) report of 2016, about 1.3 million Ugandans are HIV positive, and out of these 56 per cent are on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).

read more: observer.ug– Zurah Nakabugo

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UGANDA: 110 YEARS OF ELECTRICITY IN UGANDA
21 aprile 2018
This April marks 110 year of electricity in Uganda. In April 1908, electricity powered by diesel generator was introduced in Uganda.
Hesketh Bell who replaced British Commissioner Lt Colonel Hayes Sadler in 1907 and became Uganda’s first Governor the following year was the first person to bring to Uganda a generator to produce electricity. In April 1908, Bell brought to Uganda a generator to light his home at Entebbe which was then the administrative capital of Uganda. The following year, another diesel generator was imported to Uganda to light Uganda Hotel, the first “hotel” in Uganda which served only Europeans located on Nsamizi Hill at the present State House in Entebbe.
read more: allafrica.com Faustin Mugabe 

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EAST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO TRAIN 600 CANCER SPECIALISTS
22 aprile 2018
The East African Development Bank (EADB) plans to train 600 medical professionals specialising in cancer treatment, as part of its corporate social responsibility, members of the East African Legislative Assembly said Thursday. The larger plan is to train hundreds of medical practitioners in the fields of neurology and oncology, which the regional parliament is sitting in Tanzanian capital, Dodoma, heard last week.
Neurology, a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system caters of diseases such as stroke, dementia, seizures, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s while oncology deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
read more:
newtimes.co.rw James Karuhanga

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UGANDANS TOLD TO EMBRACE TOURISM
23 aprile 2018

In her interaction with the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the head of marketing of Kampala sightseeing, Diana Lisa Namubiru, could not hide her disappointment with Ugandans.
Most of the people who use the Safari tourism bus are foreigners. A few Ugandans take off time to tour around the city,” she said.
Yet, despite the limited number of Ugandans engaging in tourism, Lwanga believes that things can change if an aggressive campaign is launched to attract them to tourism.
Lwanga said part of the solution to the growing disinterest in tourism by Ugandans is to develop a culture of luring visiting friends to at least tour the city.
read more: newvision.co.ug Juliet Lukwago

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OPINION: 3 STEPS TO SET IN MOTION AFRICA’S MALARIA DATA REVOLUTION
24 aprile 2017
Malaria claimed 445,000 lives worldwide in 2016. The heaviest burden lies in Africa, where 90 percent of malaria cases and 91 percent of deaths occur, mostly affecting young children. Shockingly, unlike previous years, malaria increased by an estimated 5 million cases in 2016 compared to 2015. To make things worse, the latest World Health Organization’s annual World Malaria Report shows that global funding for malaria has plateaued in recent years and, as a result, global progress has largely stalled, and in some places is being reversed. If we are to accelerate efforts to eliminate malaria by 2030, we need a smarter, data-driven way of fighting malaria, including urgent investment in malaria surveillance systems.
read more: devex.com Dr. James Kananura Tibenderana

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: MISSING LINK TO LOW MATERNAL DEATHS
25 aprile 2017
There is not a day that goes by that we do not hear of a mother some where in Uganda who has lost her life (and that of her baby) while delivering.
In many of the local dialects in Uganda, there is a word to describe this death. To say the least, this has been accepted as, “normal”, but is it? What is unfortunately a common practice, is that when women are faced with complications related to pregnancy or delivery, these women continue to choose high risk options such as delivering at home or with the assistance of traditional birth attendants.
The factors that lead to maternal death are known, these have been explained categorised to include; the socio-economic, cultural and accessibility and actual quality of care of health facilities. These contribute to what have been referred to as the three delays. These delays include; delay of women at home in making the decision to seek care, delay by the women to identify and reach the medical facility and delays at the health facility for the woman before receiving adequate and appropriate treatment.
read more: newvision.co.ugJoy Asasira

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HEAVY RAINS TORMENT KAMPALA SLUM DWELLERS
27 aprile 2018

Stephen Maniraguha, a resident of Mulago II Ward in Kamwokya says that the recurrent weather conditions are threatening public health in several homes around slums in Kampala as a result of blocked drainage systems, poor sanitation and hygiene.
While the onset of season-long rains brought relief to drought-hit areas of Uganda, slum dwellers in Kampala are struggling to cope with constant floods and sewage runoffs.
read moremonitor.co.ug 

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