Humanitarian Health Action

Uganda situation reports

2012

Cholera situation in the WHO African Region

22 August -- A total of 55 185 cases and 1187 deaths have been reported in 2012 from 21 countries. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone and Uganda accounted for 92% of the cases and 88% of the deaths. WHO and other partners continue to provide guidance and technical support to the affected countries in the areas of multi-sectoral coordination; surveillance; case management; infection prevention and control; logistics; community awareness; cross border collaboration; and resource mobilization. Experts in these different areas were deployed in the field to support the investigation and response to cholera outbreaks.

2011

  • 10 August 2011

    WHO responds to essential health needs Horn of Africa

    WHO calls for US$ 23.4 million to counter malnutrition and the spread of disease in the Horn of Africa.

  • 3 August 2011

    WHO develops health sector response plan for the Horn of Africa humanitarian crisis

    29 July 2011 - The World Health Organization (WHO) will require US$ 29.5 million to finance the prevention and mitigation of disease in the Horn of Africa drought affected areas. The health of 12.4 million people is at risk as a result of widespread malnutrition and disease following the worst drought in the region in decades.

  • 20 July 2011

    Building up health response in the Horn of Africa

    Drought and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa have exhausted the regular coping mechanisms of affected communities. The resulting crisis is taking a heavy toll on the health of populations in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti.

  • 14 July 2011

    Impact on the health of communities in the Horn of Africa

    The health and nutritional status of many communities in the Horn of Africa is fast deteriorating. The cycle of hunger-ill-health-poverty means that fewer resources are dedicated to health care just as health needs increase as a result of poor diet. Lack of water and precarious sanitation further increase the risk of communicable diseases.

  • 8 July 2011

    Drought and food crisis in the Horn of Africa

    The Horn of Africa is facing what has been described as the worst drought in over half a century. Around ten million people in Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

2010

Landslides and floods in Bududa and Butalija Districts

2009

Weekly Humanitarian Action report

Monthly Humanitarian Updates

2008

Hepatitis E epidemic in Pader District

Hepatitis E epidemic in Kitgum District

Weekly Humanitarian Action report

Monthly Humanitarian Updates

Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Cluster

Refugee situation in Western Uganda

Prepared by Joint Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Cluster Assessment Team Comprising CESVI, MSF-F, Merlin, UNHCR and WHO

2007

Weekly Humanitarian Action report

Monthly Humanitarian Updates

Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Cluster Newsletter

Humanitarian bi-Monthly Updates

2006

Health Action in Crises Kampala updates

Health Action in Northern Uganda

WHO Gulu sub-office situation report

Measles outbreak in Pader district

Progress Report on WHO/HAC Activities

Gulu meningitis outbreak

2005

Health Action in Northern Uganda

Health And Mortality Survey in Northern Uganda

2004