#Uganda

  • 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: 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

  • Article: Refugees and Local Farmers Work Together to Improve Life in Settlements in Uganda

    Refugees and Local Farmers Work Together to Improve Life in Settlements in Uganda

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Dec. 16, 2019

    Refugees build their own houses and use their gardens to grow food to supplement their rations. Read more

  • Article: This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    This Ugandan Filmmaker is Using Art to Inspire Real Life Action Against Gender-Based Violence

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Dec. 4, 2019

    Her work tackles everything from HIV stigma, to breaking the silence around sexual violence. Read more

  • Article: Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    Fear in Uganda’s Gay Community after Death Penalty Threat and Arrests

    From Voice of America|Nov. 4, 2019

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, and punishable with up to life in prison. Read more

  • Article: African Health Leaders Unite to Launch a New Task Force to Tackle Ebola

    African Health Leaders Unite to Launch a New Task Force to Tackle Ebola

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Nov. 1, 2019

    The World Health Organization has declared the virus a global health emergency. Read more