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Health

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

By CELIA W. DUGGER, New York Times, ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no doct...


Ugandan Orphan Choir performs at the Children’s Museum

LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW) ~ A special performance at the Children’s Museum in La Crosse gave parents and children a taste of African culture. The Ugandan Orphan Choir is made up of children that are part of a sponsorship progr...



UGANDA: Calls for inclusion of MSM in new HIV strategy

KAMPALA,(PlusNews) – A new national HIV/AIDS strategic plan for Uganda is due to be finalized before the year’s end, and gay rights activists are urging its authors to break with tradition and, for the first time, p...



BBC News – New device makes circumcision safer and cheaper in Rwanda

A new, simple, plastic device, which needs no anaesthetic, surgery or stitches will be used to circumcise up to two million men in Rwanda. Male circumcision reduces the chances of men in heterosexual relationships becoming infe...


Girl in Uganda Loses Use of Legs after Father locks her up for Leaving Islam for Christianity

NAIROBI, Kenya – A 14-year-old girl in western Uganda is still unable to walk 10 months after her father tortured her for leaving Islam and putting her faith in Christ, according to area Christians. Susan Ithungu of Isa...



DRC-UGANDA: Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins

KAMPALA,  (IRIN) ~  Two brothers, Charles* and Jacques*, set off for Uganda in search of safety after the murder of their parents in January in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only to be waylaid along the border b...



DRC-UGANDA RAPE: Luzolo, “He abused me. The pain was awful”

KAMPALA,  (IRIN)  ~  Luzolo*, 27, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been living as a refugee in Kampala since 2009. While attempting to flee the conflict at home and seek refuge in Uganda, he was raped in a fo...


Uganda could be next hit by malnutrition, UN warns

By Stephanie Nebehay, GENEVA (Reuters) – Uganda could be the next country hit by alarming malnutrition rates due to drought which has already sparked famine in southern Somalia and hunger in Kenya, Ethiopia andDjibout...



US Family struggles with questions when daughter dies after contracting malaria from Uganda

By Chris Van Ormer, The Chronicle Online ~ Without the eager feet and excited voice of their 4-year-old daughter, the Strasses find their home has taken on a new silence. “If it weren’t for the dogs, I don’t know how we...


Uganda announces elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus

KAMPALA : Uganda on Thursday announced that it has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), making it the 20th country to do so since 2000, UNICEF said. “This is a historic achievement for Uganda, and the Governmen...



Uganda activists protest court inaction on case over maternal mortality; 16 women die each day

By Godfrey Olukya, AP  |  The Canadian Press ~ KAMPALA, Uganda – Hundreds of women marched Thursday in Uganda’s capital to protest the East African nation’s high rate of maternal mortality and a delayed la...



Ugandan School Found Using Bomb As Bell

(Reuters) – A mine awareness team in Uganda was horrified to find an unexploded bomb being used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot bombs, a local newspaper reported. The Anti-Mine Network o...


INSPIRATION: Dr Stephen Watiti ~ Living with HIV in Uganda

The Guardian, UK ~ Dr. Stephen Watiti is senior medical officer at Mildmay hospital, near Kampala. The physician treats people living with HIV and believes he has been HIV positive since 1986. He writes a weekly column – HIV,...



UK pledges $60m in emergency African aid

By Emma Alberici, ABCNews ~ The United Kingdom has promised it will send $60 million in emergency aid to the Horn of Africa as aid agencies warn up to 10 million people are at risk of starvation in the region. Baroness Valerie ...



Could Uganda’s ‘nodding disease’ be a form of river epilepsy?

Appearing on CNN International, Dr. Scott Dowell’s comments followed a report from Global Health Frontline News in Uganda showing children stricken with seizures, stunted growth, malnutrition, and mental disabilities. In ...


BBC Film ~ Ugandan women tricked into domestic slavery in Iraq

In the documentary, Ugandan women tricked into domestic slavery in Iraq, the BBC’s Anna Cavell investigates how a group of 147 Ugandan women were lured into Iraq. The women were told they would get decent jobs with the U.S. m...



UGANDA: Anatomy of an Ebola outbreak

KAMPALA, (IRIN) – A confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Uganda three weeks ago has been quickly contained, leading health experts in the country to believe the virus has not spread. “According to the pre...


UGANDA: Bleak future for former female fighters

GULU, (IRIN) – Women and girls returning to northern Uganda from forced conscription into the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) struggle to resettle in their home communities because of stigma and a severe shortage of reinte...



Peace Corps: Sailor accused of raping teacher in Uganda

By Bill Sizemore | The Virginian-Pilot | A sailor working in a support role for Virginia Beach-based Navy SEALs has been accused of raping a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda. Petty Officer 2nd Class Camaren Walker faced a prelim...



DRC: Mass rapes escalate in Fizi, South Kivu

KINSHASA, (IRIN) – More than 200 women, men and children have been treated for rape by the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) since January 2011 in the Fizi region, South Kivu. While large-scale attacks on civilians, in whi...


EAST AFRICA: La Niña-induced drought “to affect millions”

(IRIN) – Since November, East African countries have registered serious drought conditions that are likely to worsen in coming months. According to data recently released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), th...






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