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UN to review Uganda’s record on rights of people with disabilities

Uganda’s record on observance of the rights of people with disabilities will this week come up for review before the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The review will take place on 7 and 8 April in Geneva. Uganda is one of the 162 States Parties to the Convention on the […]

Kenyan First Lady: more needs to be done to curb maternal, child mortality

Kenyan First Lady: more needs to be done to curb maternal, child mortality

The First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta has called for an urgent need to ensure that all mothers and children access critical healthcare, saying facts and statistics of the senseless deaths that continue to occur are staggering and sad. The First Lady made the appeal while speaking at the Project C.U.R.E. First Ladies’ fund raising […]

US donates 250,000 mosquito nets to Refugees in Uganda

The US government through the United States President’s Malaria Initiative has donated more than a quarter of a million mosquito nets to people living in refugee settlements in Uganda. The long lasting insecticide treated nets are expected to protect thousands of refugees and Ugandans from malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases and will be distributed across […]

Rights commission calls on Uganda to facilitate legal abortion

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has urged the Ugandan government to stop impeding access to medical abortion and reproductive health services. The regional body which is charged with ensuring that African states comply with their human rights obligations under regional and international human rights treaties said in a statement that Uganda should […]

UN Wants Kenya to decriminalize abortion

The government of Kenya should decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and ensure adolescents have access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. In a strongly worded statement, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said the […]

Tanzania faces mounting refugee pressures

Tanzania faces mounting refugee pressures

A total of 129, 210 Burundi nationals have fled their country into Tanzania following violence in the tiny East African Nation which erupted early last year. An additional 105 others who fled their country before April had submitted letters at Tanzania’s Home Affairs’ Immigration department seeking to be registered as refugees,” a statement issued by […]

Uganda: UN funds resilience projects in poverty-stricken Karamoja

Uganda: UN funds resilience projects in poverty-stricken Karamoja

Three United Nations agencies in Uganda have embarked on a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in Karamoja sub-region in Uganda. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their efforts […]

Jakaya Kikwete appointed to Co-Chair UN’s Every Woman, Every Child Commission

Jakaya Kikwete appointed to Co-Chair UN’s Every Woman, Every Child Commission

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed former Tanzania President Dr Jakaya Kikwete to Co-Chair the Highest Panel on Women and Children Commission. A statement issued by Tanzania’s Health and Social Welfare Minister Ummy Mwalimu in Dodoma on Monday said the appointment of the former Head of State is a testimony of efforts engineered […]

Rwandan hospital boss in hiding over corruption

Rwandan hospital boss in hiding over corruption

The director of Kinazi hospital, Ruhango district, in Rwanda’s Southern Province has resigned and disappeared over allegations of corruption. Dr. Valens Habimana, one of the longest serving hospital directors in Rwanda stepped down Tuesday and his whereabouts are still unknown. The Director of Communications in Rwanda’s Health Ministry, Nathan Mugume confirmed the developments and said […]

Uganda to launch mass anti-polio campaign

Uganda to launch mass anti-polio campaign

The Ugandan government is to embark on a door to door Polio immunization campaign aimed at vaccinating all children under five years of age in 57 districts regarded as high risk. The $3m campaign which is being supported by the Ugandan government, World Health Organization and UNICEF is targeting over 4.7 million children. Uganda was […]

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