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from or mentioning Uganda, East Africa

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Cervical cancer screening for all women in Uganda

Cervical cancer is a major cause of death from cancer among women in Uganda with over 2,400 women dying from the disease, and over 3,500 diagnosed with it, each year. Cervical cancer screening is t...

06 Aug '13 | Cervical Cancer | Uganda

UNICEF urges an end to child under-nutrition

UNICEF has appealed for nutrition security to be included as an essential part of every national development plan. UNICEF indicated that nutrition security is as important as clean water and as ind...

02 Apr '12 | Undernutrition | International

Campaign against maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT)

Although maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a swift and painful killer, it is easily preventable through immunization of women with tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, which also confers immunity for ...

22 Feb '11 | International

US Plans to assist with improvements of medical education in Africa

Eleven programmatic awards, largely funded by PEPFAR, will expand and enhance medical education and research training in the field of HIV/AIDS. Eight smaller non-HIV/AIDS awards, funded by the NIH ...

07 Oct '10 | Education | Africa

New approach to HIV vaccine

The chains of sugar molecules, or carbohydrates, that cover the outside of the highly variable HIV virus remain constant, are different from those found on human cells, and could form the basis of ...

20 Jul '10 | HIV | Oxford

UNICEF calls for an end to abductions and attacks in DR Congo

Returning from a mission to Dungu in the Haut-Uele District, Pierrette Vu Thi, UNICEF Representative in the DRC, called for all parties to do everything possible to prevent harm to children and women.

27 Jan '09 | Violence | DRC

UNICEF appeals for over $1 billion for children in emergencies

Many countries featured in the report are silent or forgotten emergencies, according to UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. She went on to say that women and children are dying every day du...

27 Jan '09 | Child Welfare | International

UNICEF welcomes initiative to aid children affected by conflict

UNICEF launches a group to amplify the voice of those suffering as a result of conflict. The group has been established by young people who have experienced the hardship children face in conflict z...

19 Nov '08 | Child Welfare | International

Logistic effort to supply medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A massive logistic operation is in progress to supply of life-saving medicines to hundreds of thousands in the DRC. As part of that effort 22 tonnes of medical supplies, including anti-diarrhoeal d...

14 Nov '08 | International Aid | DRC

WHO and health partners lead massive cholera response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

60 tonnes of medicines arrived by plane into Kampala, the capital of neighbouring Uganda. Much of that is due to leave by road for Goma. The consignment includes Oral Rehydration Salts as well as ...

13 Nov '08 | Cholera | DRC

UNICEF assists 50,000 displaced people in eastern DRC

Heavy fighting in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has intensified causing massive displacement of tens of thousands of people towards Goma, the provincial capital.

30 Oct '08 | Violent Conflict | DRC

UNITAID, UNICEF and WHO announce massive scale-up in fight against HIV in mothers and children

As the world's leaders and AIDS community gather in Mexico for the biennial global conference on HIV and AIDS, UNITAID, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced an infusion of...

31 Jul '08 | HIV | International

2.5 billion live with poor sanitation facilities

Worldwide, the number of people who lack access to an improved drinking water source (protected from faecal and chemical contamination) has fallen below one billion for the first time since data we...

17 Jul '08 | Sanitation | International

UNICEF highlights needs of flood-affected Ugandans

300,000 people are affected by flooding in eastern and northern Uganda. Children have been forced out of school because of damage to classrooms preventing over 100,000 children from beginning the t...

25 Sep '07 | Severe Floods | Uganda

UN Agencies & Belgian Gov bolster food security in Northern Uganda

UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda have formalised their partnership to strengthen the ongoing response to meet the household food security...

08 Feb '07 | Food Security | Uganda

Netherlands gives UNICEF largest single donation ever

The Dutch government has pledged USD201M to UNICEF to expand ongoing efforts to ensure that children in conflict, natural disasters and emerging from crisis can go to school. This is the single lar...

22 Dec '06 | Netherlands

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