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Swedish Government, WFP Commits to Fund Needy Communities in Uganda

Swedish Government, WFP Commits to Fund Needy Communities in Uganda

The Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have committed to fund more than 56,000 pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, children under the age of 2 years, and refugees in the West Nile region. The emergency fund has been availed by the Swedish funding to a social protection and health systems strengthening […]

Speaker Kadaga urges parents not marry off their daughters when young

Speaker Kadaga urges parents not marry off their daughters when young

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has warned parents in Kagadi against marrying off school-going children, saying government will not tolerate such impunity. Kadaga was presiding over a fundraising function at Mugarike Parish Catholic Church in Kagadi, were she showed her frustration over a report that the majority of girls in the area are dropping out of school […]

Kids take over on World Children’s Day

Kids take over on World Children’s Day

Uganda joined the world in celebrating the United Nations Universal Children’s Day that took place yesterday.  The day marked every year to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Children is intended to bring nations together to promote child welfare. Established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th […]

UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

UNICEF warns of a spike in HIV infections due to El Nino

Drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as women and girls turn to sex to survive and patients miss treatments, the United Nations children’s’ agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. More than 60 million people, two thirds of them in east and southern […]

USDC asks government for resources to address disability

USDC asks government for resources to address disability

As the numbers of persons with disability continue to rise globally, Uganda society for disabled children (USDC), an organization that helps disabled children in the country, is asking government and other stake holders to put in more resources to address the situation. Uganda society for disabled children program officer Geoffrey Katende says that much as the […]

Get opportunity for UNICEF Internships

UNICEF Internships: The UNICEF Internship Programme offers eligible/qualified students at both Headquarters and country offices the opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF’s work under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. Eligibility requirements: You need to be a currently-enrolled graduate or post-graduate student in a field related to UNICEF’s interests. You must be […]

Status of the epidemic as world marks HIV/AIDS Day

Global progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. The latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and UNAIDS “Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Response”  indicates that increased access to HIV services  resulted in a 15% reduction of new infections over the past decade […]

UNICEF donates to Rwenzori diocese

UNICEF has under its program keeping children learning, safe and alive donated 162 bicycles to the Rwenzori diocese. Handing over the bicycles to the Reverend at St Johns cathedral, the Rwenzori diocese UNICEF focal person Rev Kalyebara Stephen said UNICEF is using the church structures to implement its programs of good health, nutrition and PMTCT […]

Uganda starts paying elderly and vulnerable citizens

The government has earmarked 40 million British pounds (over 160 billion Uganda shillings) to up lift the plight of people living under chronic poverty in five districts of Uganda. The minister for Gender Labor and social development, Syda Bumba says the program is targeting Elderly and venerable families living under chronic poverty. The districts which […]

Uganda Gender and Social Development ministry launches children support

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the day of the African child, the government has launched the national strategic programmee plan of interventions for orphans and vulnerable children that will run starting 2011 to 2016 geared at improving lives of street children. Speaking at a function to mark the day in Kampala today, minister […]

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