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maternal and newborn health

Meet Lochop, the village doctor from Napak District
Lochop and 634 other VHTS in Napak District have received training in community mother and newborn care by UNICEF with financial assistance from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). They are saving mothers & babies from preventable deaths.

Ebola preparedness in Uganda

UNICEF supports Ebola preparedness in Uganda
Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018, UNICEF & partners, continue to support the Government with communication/community mobilization, WASH, surveillance & case management to avoid spreading.

child marriage, teenage pregnancies in Uganda

Teenage pregnancy, early marriage crush Miria’s dreams
In Namutumba, Miria’s district of Eastern Uganda, 8 out of 10 girls are married off before their 18th birthday. Officials confirm that an average of 5 child marriage cases are received every month, while many unreported. This is Miria’s story.

child poverty in Uganda

Child poverty in Uganda: Jessica’s story
In Uganda, 55% of all children live in poverty and in Jessica’s region in Karamoja, it is estimated at 68%. The Government with support from UNICEF is advocating for the adoption of child-sensitive social protection grants to improve the lives of children

children uprooted, uprooted children, refugee children from Democratic Republic of Congo

Uprooted Congolese refugees find peace in Uganda
From January 2018, nearly 60,000 refugees have arrived in Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo. 61 per cent of them, are children below 18 years.

seperated and unaccompanied children from South Sudan

The Unaccompanied and separated children from South Sudan
UNICEF and partners with timely funding from Ukaid and United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF), identify unaccompanied and separated children from South Sudan and provides them with appropriate family care and support services.

integrated early childhood development services for refugees

Integrated Early Childhood Development Centre provides children with a space to play, learn and thrive
Thanks to EU humanitarian funding, a UNICEF-supported centre provides integrated Early Childhood Development services to both refugees and host communities in West Nile.

water and sanitation in emergencies

UNICEF water pump stations provide relief to refugees and host communities
With funds from UKaid, UNICEF and partners are providing clean and safe water through solar powered water systems to around 37,000 refugees and host communities in West Nile. The water systems are a relief as they bring water closer to the communities.

UNICEF provides safe water to help children stay in school
Proper water infrastructure in schools is critical to ensure a healthy environment for children. UNICEF supported the installation of an underground rainwater harvesting tank to provide a constant water supply, for children to access water with the ease.

KOICA supports continuum of health care services to save lives of mothers and babies
Majority of maternal, new-born & child deaths can be prevented with timely & appropriate interventions. Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through UNICEF is supporting high-impact interventions to avert maternal & child deaths in Acholi region


In Uganda, UNICEF and ECHO address health needs of refugees and host communities
UNICEF in Uganda with funds from the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), is supporting emergency nutrition response; immunization; vitamin A supplementation; deworming, among the refugee camp and host community.

EU’s Humanitarian Aid addresses specific needs of separated children
UNICEF with financial support from European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department is addressing needs of separated children to ensure they live a normal life and are protected. Ajang (I7 years) now heads a home of five children!

Clean water, proper sanitation and hygiene for South Sudan refugees
Following the influx of South Sudan refugees to Uganda, UNICEF with support from European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), is providing safe water & promoting proper sanitation & hygiene practices to prevent diseases.

Combating stunting in Uganda
The Africa Nutrition Security Partnership (ANSP), a four-year joint UNICEF-European initiative, is combating stunting in Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali & Burkina Faso. Acutely malnourished children at risk of death are directed to health units.

Day of the African Child and launch of child helpline - 116
June 2014: In Uganda, the National Child Helpline - SAUTI 116 was launched on the Day of the African Child. The theme this year was "A Child Friendly, Quality, Free and Compulsory Education for All Children in Uganda"

Measles immunization and WASH services benefit South Sudan refugees in Uganda
With support from European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), UNICEF has provided safe water & conducting a measles campaign for refugee children & those in Adjumani refugee camp and the host communities.

Early Childhood Development: The best start for children
The care and attention a child receives in the first eight years of life, particularly during the first three years, are critically important and influence her or him for life.

Using efficient micro-organisms [EMO] to sanitise Bubukwanga transit site for refugees
UNICEF has supported the provision and application of efficient micro-organisms (EMO) into the latrines to eliminate the smell and reduce the sludge inside the pits at the Bukubwanga Transit Site for refugees in Bundibugyo, western Uganda.

Reuniting refugee children separated from their families using RapidFTR
RapidFTR is a versatile open-source mobile phone application and data storage system which helps humanitarian workers to swiftly collect, sort and share information about unaccompanied and separated children in emergency situations.

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) survive against all odds
UNICEF continues to work with partners to meet the needs of the refugees from the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC) at Bubukwanga Transit Centre in the areas of health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection and education.

Day of the African Child - 2013
Uganda joined other countries to advocate against harmful social and cultural practices that rob children of their childhood at the Day of the African Child (DAC) national celebrations.


Family Health Days: Keeping families alive and safe
With the introduction of Family Health Days, a partnership among UNICEF, the government and faith-based organizations, Ugandans can now receive the healthcare and attention they need.

United Nations Delivering As One initiative launched in Uganda at the UN Day
UN in Uganda launches the UN Delivering as One initiative and commemorates the 67th anniversary of the founding of the UN.


World Breastfeeding Week in Uganda (1-7 August 2012)
UNICEF together with the Government of Uganda joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week 2012 from 1-7 August


UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake's visit to Uganda - 2012
In Uganda, UNICEF Executive Director sees innovation in action, calls on global community to combat undernutrition.


The vulnerable Ik community of Uganda's Karamoja region
The IK are one of the minority ethnic groups in Kaabong district. They were displaced from their land to create a national park and consequently suffered extreme famine. They gather fruits and collect honey, which play a great role in the IK culture.


A day in the life of ten-year old James Kaahwa- An AIDS orphan
The intense suffering and hardship caused by losing one or two parents is not the only harmful consequence. Children orphaned by AIDS can become severely vulnerable to violence and exploitation.


Street Children in Uganda: A persisting problem
Children living on the streets of Bundibugyo district - Western Uganda. UNICEF and local government partners working together to drive them off the streets.

malnutrition, Alive, Uganda

ECHO supports children to stay Alive and Safe.
As populations move out of camps to areas of return, where access to health services is limited, child protection systems down, worsening health, nutrition and protection indicators have been observed. UNICEF with support from ECHO provides relief.



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