The campaign, to be conducted in schools for the first three days and in communities for the last two days, targets all children younger than 15 years, whether previously immunized or not, in order to interrupt the circulation of these diseases. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, will also receive the oral polio vaccine.
According to Sheila Depio, a research analyst with EPRC, the app contains data reflecting the levels of service delivery in different districts. The Chief Administrative Officers can easily view their performance and allocate their budget to the needy programs.
Florence Kinei, a resident of Katanga village in Moroto says she got married at 15 due to harsh living conditions at home. The teenager, now turning 18, explained that she chose the difficult path with the aim of saving her siblings after the death of both their parents.
Being an empowered teacher means having access to high-quality training, fair wages, and continuous opportunities for professional development, the heads of key UN agencies and programmes said in a joint message on World Teachers Day.
To reduce risks of rapid urbanization and provide urban children and youth especially girls and young women with hopes and opportunities, the report recommends improving education facilities, creation of social protection polices and skilling youth
Fred Onduri, the Commissioner for Youth and Children Affairs says the ministry has been allocated Shillings 800 million in the 2016/2017 financial year budget up from Shillings 120 million the last financial year. According to Onduri, the previous funding could only enable them to do registration of childrens home.
According to Hashaka, although men frequently report cases of violence against children, they are also the biggest offenders. He however notes that many of the cases are not followed up to their logical conclusion due to lack of sufficient facilitation and manpower challenges.
The campaign dubbed, national Campaign on Adolescent Girls, will be launched next week on the International Day of the Girl Child IDGC, a day designated for promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges they face.
The situation analysis of children in Uganda report indicates that although 95 of pregnant women attend their first antenatal visit, only 48 complete the world health organisation recommended minimum of four visits and most of these live in urban areas.
The project will start with a game between the Barcelona legends and Ugandan legends slated for October this year. Some of the other expected former stars for the game will include Luis Figo, Fabio Cannavaro, Christian Karembeu and many more.
UNICEF estimates that nearly 70 million more children under five will die from mostly preventable causes by 2030 if action is not taken. Another 119 million children will still be chronically malnourished and half a billion people will still be defecating in the open, posing serious risks to children\'s health.
In a statement UNICEF chief Anthony Lake said children in northern Unity state had been thrown into burning buildings, raped and castrated. He adds that abuses against boys and girls across the war-torn country have reached a new level of brutality.
Indeed when a URN reporter visited a number of schools, he established that even where facilities exist, pupils do not wash their hands after visiting the toilet. Several of them claimed that their hands were still clean even after using the toilet, while others use the scarcity of water as the main excuse.
Amid the upsurge in violence, aid workers are now facing unprecedented attacks. From the beginning of this year until last month there were 19 security incidents involving aid workers. Between just the 7th and the 19th of October there were seven attacks, a report released by the aid agencies indicates.
The plea is embedded in a new report on Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda released by the ministry of Gender and UNICEF in Kampala this morning. The report details the extent of child deprivation in a multidimensional setting focusing on: nutrition, health, education, shelter, information and water.