#Uganda

  • Article: This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    This Supercomputer Could Help End the Locust Invasion Currently Destroying Parts of East Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 19, 2020

    The supercomputer predicts weather conditions that create perfect breeding grounds for locusts. Read more

  • Article: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 12, 2020

    Nakate tells Global Citizen why the eyes of the world need to be on the Congo Basin. Read more

  • Article: Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    Swarms of Locusts Are Eating Their Way Through East Africa and Threatening Severe Food Shortages

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Feb. 4, 2020

    A swarm of locusts, in a single day, can eat crops that would feed 2,500 people. Read more

  • Article: How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Trachoma, which can cause blindness, has been eliminated in 46 out of 50 regions in Uganda. Read more

  • Article: Uganda Vaccinated More Than 19 Million Children Against Measles in 1 Month in 2019

    Uganda Vaccinated More Than 19 Million Children Against Measles in 1 Month in 2019

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    While vaccinations have reduced measles deaths,110,000 people died of the disease in 2017. Read more

  • Article: Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Nearly 21 million people worldwide are impacted by river blindness — and 99% are in Africa. Read more

  • Article: Locust Swarm Threatens Food Security in Kenya

    Locust Swarm Threatens Food Security in Kenya

    By Pia Gralki  and  Catherine Caruso|Jan. 10, 2020

    Swarms have already destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of crops and farmland in Africa. Read more

  • Article: How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

    How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 8, 2020

    The Ateker tribe often slips through the cracks of health systems due to their nomadic lifestyle. Read more