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Last updated: June 19, 2020

June 1, 2020

In a small village in the Kalangala district of central Uganda, Ronald Kiribwa’s cell phone rings. The caller is a mother from another village who has a sick child and needs help. Without hesitation, Kiribwa prepares his medicine box and jumps onto his motorbike to go and see the child. He suspects the child may have malaria because Kalangala is a malaria endemic district. After confirming the positive malaria test, Kiribwa provides treatment. 

May 21, 2020

When disasters, conflicts and other crises occur, women and children often suffer the most. Children can experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, all of which can have a devastating effect on their lives. And far too often, the structures and systems meant to protect children against abuse are rendered less effective in times of emergency. On March 31, 2020, non-essential services in Uganda, including schools, were closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, 15 million children are at home, with basic care needs normally met by schools falling to families. And while such lockdown measures have helped to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda, reports of child rights violations have increased. 

May 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, many Ugandan colleagues are working behind the scenes to ensure that people continue to receive critical health services.
Ms. Jacqueline Calnan, the deputy team leader for HIV/AIDS in the Health and HIV/AIDS Office at USAID/Uganda, is one of them. She has been working tirelessly to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS continue to receive life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ARV) during the lockdown.

May 19, 2020

We woke up one day and our world had changed. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had arrived.  As a lockdown was put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus, plans and daily routines ground to a halt.  Communities and individuals alike tried to figure out how to adapt to a world transformed by stay-at-home orders and physical distancing.

May 19, 2020

In some of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in Uganda, where people lack basic necessities such as food and running water, access to information is also difficult. The role of local traditional leaders as trusted messengers is essential, particularly during crises such as COVID-19. USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity, or ICAN, partners with cultural and traditional leaders as key change agents.

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