On 15th February 2018, a 60-year-old man was identified at the entry point in Sebagoro landing site, Kabwoya sub county, Hoima district presenting with vomiting, fever and acute watery diarrhea. On the same day, a total of three deaths were also reported with similar signs and symptoms. Ten stool samples were collected out of which seven samples grew Vibrio cholera confirming the outbreak.
Jack, 34, and his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo have had sleepless nights for the past two months. Upon arrival in Ntoroko in Western Uganda on February 11, 2018, Jack, his wife and 5 children were relieved to finally ‘enjoy’ a good night sleep.
“We have been on alert for the past two months without sleeping. When the fighting intensified, we ran for safety. Do you know how it feels to spend months without any sleep? When we arrived at the Catholic Church (in Ntoroko-Uganda), we were excited that we can sleep. Even though it is on the floor, we have not enjoyed this kind of sleep for some time,” Jack Kabagambe explains with a smile.
In close collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and UNICEF Uganda, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) launched the on-line National Social Service Delivery Equity Atlas. The Atlas provides an intuitive approach to present outcome and financial data through a rigorous tool that openly speaks to equity, equality, efficiency and effectiveness.
What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children?
Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation
While there has been substantial progress in reducing global poverty in recent years, hundreds of millions of vulnerable children remain trapped in extreme poverty. This is especially the case on the African continent, where children account for the majority and growing proportion of the population. Despite rapid economic growth in several African countries, as well as significant achievements in both development and humanitarian interventions, a staggering number of African children remain vulnerable to extreme levels of deprivation.