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Coordination and leadership The UNHCR health sector is coordinated at Central level in Kampala and Field level by a team of skilled professionals that oversee refugee and immediate host population health service delivery. In each of the refugee hosting district, there is a Public health Officer that is responsible for the day to day health coordination with districts and partners to ensure integration; provision of technical support and guidance. The UNHCR health sector works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health at both Central and field level through the respective District Health Offices where refugee settlements are located to ensure integration in to the national health care system. The Ministry of Health (through DHOs at field level) and UNHCR co-chair the monthly refugee health coordination meetings at Kampala and in the respective districts. The refugee health and nutrition health response is guided by the Uganda National Integrated Health Response Plan for Refugees & Host Communities and UNHCR Public Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022. Health service delivery is in line with Uganda Health Policy and Health Sector Development Plan, guidelines, strategies and standard operating procedures. In addition, UNHCR in Uganda supported or is part of:  UNHCR signatory of Compact between Ministry of Health and Partners for Implementation of the Health Sector Development Plan 2015/6-2019/20  Uganda National Integrated Health Response Plan for Refugees & Host Communities  MoU with Ministry of Health and MoU between UNHCR, MOH and Medical schools which are aimed at strengthening the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework. Currently UNHCR Partnerships: a. Ministry of health – Policy direction, oversight, coordination and technical support. UNHCR is a member of Health Policy Advisory Committee and MOH created a desk to UNHCR team at the ministry of Health. b. Health Donors Group –influencing of policy direction and funding for refugee and host population health services c. Bilateral agencies – funding of the CRRF for health through the NGOs or UN agencies d. UN agencies though UN Delivering As One initiatives for refugees hosting districts e. District Local Governments – decentralized health services implementation, support supervision and field level coordination. UNHCR is co-lead and health partners are members of the District Health Team f. International and National NGOs – implementation, coordination and resource mobilization for service delivery. Health Care to Refugees and Host Community In line with the NDP, ReHOPE and CRRF, Public health sector contributes to the integration of social services. In this, the integration of Public health is defined and pursued in the four prongs as follows:  Accreditation & alignment of health facilities & Refugee health workers -recognized by MoH  Building the capacity of the District Health Care systems  Strengthening strategic coordination & leadership with MoH at central and districts  Re-orientation of the roles of IPs more to support and less direct service delivery UNHCR in Uganda works through implementing partners and District local governments to deliver health services. The refugees within the settlements share health and water facilities with the immediate host population. Each of the health facilities in the settlement is established in line with the Ministry of the health guidelines and reports to the Ministry of Health through the District. Health partners are part of the District Health Management Team (DHMT) and facilities are supervised by the DHO. Refugees benefit from the referral facilities which are located within or outside the district at no cost. Current Status In 2017, UNHCR supports 95 health facilities across 12 refugee hosting districts that provided a total of 2,129,027 medical consultations in 2017 out of which 22% were to host population. The Crude mortality rate was at 0.1 against a standard of 0.75 deaths for every 1000 population in a month and Under-five mortality rate stood at 0.2/1000/month against a standard of 1.5. The Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in 2017 reported weighted GAM 3.8% in South West and 10.8% in West Nile There were 19,704 live births and approximately 94% of all deliveries were at the health facilities. There were 19 maternal death across all refugee settlements which were all investigated and documented. The coverage of PMTCT in 2017 was 100% and 93% of all newborns to HIV positive women were given ARVs within 72 hours after delivery. The total number of HIV positive patients on ARV treatment are 12,019. The top causes of morbidity included malaria (37%), respiratory tract infections (24%), skin infections (5%), watery diarrhoea (5%), and intestinal worms (3%). Since February 2018, we have had an outbreak of Cholera in Kyangwali and Kyaka with a total of 2,106 cholera cases and 44 cholera related deaths reported. Each of the settlements generate Analyzed weekly reports, surveillance reports of disease of outbreak potential and Monthly Health Information Reports. Gap analysis matrices and 3W matrices are updated on a monthly basis and disseminated.

  Working Group Documents
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    Health Update 16 October 2020

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    Health Update 16 October 2020
    Published: 19 October 2020 (6 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020
    Published: 14 October 2020 (11 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020

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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020 giving an overview of Statistics for all refugee locations
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020

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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020 outlining all statistics for PoCs
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Health briefing document

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    UNHCR health briefing document for staff and donors
    Published: 1 February 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 19 February 2019 (1 year ago)
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    UGA Factsheet Nyumanzi Gap Analysis - January_2018

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    Fact Sheet/gap Analysis for Nyumanzi Settlement in Uganda - January 2018
    Published: 13 February 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2018 (2 years ago)
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    UGA Factsheet Oruchinga Gap Analysis - Dec 2017

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    Fact Sheet/gap Analysis for Oruchinga Settlement - Isingiro district in Uganda - January 2018
    Published: 18 January 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda Joint Multi-Sector Needs Assessment - August 2018

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    Identifying humanitarian needs among refugee and host community populations in Uganda.
    Published: 24 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 24 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Nakivale Settlement; Isingiro District, Uganda, August 2018

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    286 Households were interviewed between 5 June and 15 June 2018 in Nakivale Settlement, Isingiro district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Olua I and II ; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    110 Households were interviewed between 8 June and 9 June in Olua Settlement, Adjumani District
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Mirieyi Settlement; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    95 Households were interviewed between 4 June and 7 June 2018 in Mirieyi Settlement, Adjumani district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Maaji I/II/III Settlements; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    120 Households were interviewed between 5 June and 7 June in Maaji I/II/III Settlements, Adjumani district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020
    Published: 14 October 2020 (11 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 01 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 01 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 06 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 06 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (17 days ago)
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    Health Update 16 October 2020

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    Health Update 16 October 2020
    Published: 19 October 2020 (6 days ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2020 (4 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020
    Published: 14 October 2020 (11 days ago)
    Uploaded: 16 October 2020 (8 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020

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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020 giving an overview of Statistics for all refugee locations
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020

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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020 outlining all statistics for PoCs
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (17 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020

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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020 giving an overview of Statistics for all refugee locations
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020

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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020 outlining all statistics for PoCs
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: Performance Snapshot Quarter 2 2020

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    Uganda Refugee Response: Performance Snapshot Quarter 2 2020
    Published: 31 August 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 4 September 2020 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update week 31 , 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Public Health Settlement COVID - 19 update week 31
    Published: 24 July 2020 (3 months ago)
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  • Health Sector Gaps analysis matrix

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    Health Sector Gaps analysis matrix
    Published: 7 June 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020

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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020 outlining all statistics for PoCs
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda: Covid-19 Quarantine facilities in refugee hosting districts _ 6 May 2020

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    Map showing the Covid-19 Quarantine facilities in refugee hosting districts in Uganda (both Outside and Inside the refugee settlements) as of 6th May 2020
    Published: 6 May 2020 (5 months ago)
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    Uganda: Covid-19 Isolation Units in refugee hosting districts _ 6 May 2020

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    Map showing the Covid-19 Isolation Units in refugee hosting districts (both existing ones and those under construction) as of 6th May 2020
    Published: 6 May 2020 (5 months ago)
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    Facilites, Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

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    The “Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data Through OpenStreetMap” project aims to improve program planning and service delivery to refugee communities, develop better integration with host communities, ...
    Published: 28 November 2018 (1 year ago)
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    DRC Situation and Ebola risk in Uganda

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    Ebola risk map Uganda - categorization of districts based on the risk of cross border spread from DRC - Nov 2018
    Published: 5 November 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 5 November 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Health Update 16 October 2020

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    Health Update 16 October 2020
    Published: 19 October 2020 (6 days ago)
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    Health Sector Update 11 September 2020

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    Health Sector Update 11 September 2020
    Published: 14 September 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 September 2020 (25 days ago)
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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - June 2019

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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - June 2019
    Published: 10 July 2019 (1 year ago)
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    National Task force meeting for Ebola

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    Minutes of National Task force meeting for Ebola
    Published: 11 October 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Refugee health and Nutrition coordination meeting - August 2018

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    Minutes of Refugee health and Nutrition coordination meeting - August 2018
    Published: 29 August 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: Uganda National Participatory Assessment Report 2019

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    Uganda Refugee Response: Uganda National Participatory Assessment Report 2019 for Refugees
    Published: 30 September 2020 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Refugee Health Report - March 2018

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    Refugee Health Report - March Bulletin 2018
    Published: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Stock Level Monitoring Report across Locations for July 2018

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    This is a monthly assessment of stock levels i.e. percentage of tracer medicines in stock and the average percentage time these medicines are out of stock at the settlements in July 2018
    Published: 19 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Refugee Health Report Uganda – September 2018

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    Refugee Health Report Uganda – September Bulletin 2018
    Published: 19 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - September 2018

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    Minutes of Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - September 2018
    Published: 27 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: Uganda National Participatory Assessment Report 2019

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    Uganda Refugee Response: Uganda National Participatory Assessment Report 2019 for Refugees
    Published: 30 September 2020 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda Joint Multi-Sector Needs Assessment - August 2018

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    Identifying humanitarian needs among refugee and host community populations in Uganda.
    Published: 24 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 24 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Nakivale Settlement; Isingiro District, Uganda, August 2018

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    286 Households were interviewed between 5 June and 15 June 2018 in Nakivale Settlement, Isingiro district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Mungula I/II Settlements; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    103 Households were interviewed between 25 May and 30 May 2018 in Mungula I/II Settlements, Adjumani District
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Olua I and II ; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    110 Households were interviewed between 8 June and 9 June in Olua Settlement, Adjumani District
    Published: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020

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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020 giving an overview of Statistics for all refugee locations
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Health Update 16 October 2020

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    Health Update 16 October 2020
    Published: 19 October 2020 (6 days ago)
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    Health Sector Update 11 September 2020

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    Health Sector Update 11 September 2020
    Published: 14 September 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 September 2020 (25 days ago)
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    Uganda Operational Update - November 2019

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    Uganda Operational Update - November 2019 on operation of Uganda
    Published: 19 December 2019 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 January 2020 (9 months ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 02 09 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 02 09 2020
    Published: 1 October 2020 (24 days ago)
    Uploaded: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda Operational Update - November 2019

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    Uganda Operational Update - November 2019 on operation of Uganda
    Published: 19 December 2019 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 January 2020 (9 months ago)
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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Rhino Camp settlement - week 10 (1st to 7th March 2018).

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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for for Rhino Camp settlement for week 10 (1st to 7th March 2018).
    Published: 10 April 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (2 years ago)
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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020

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    Uganda Refugees Statistics Dashboard - September, 2020 giving an overview of Statistics for all refugee locations
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020

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    Uganda - Refugee Statistics Map September 2020 outlining all statistics for PoCs
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    Refugee health coordination Terms of Reference

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    Refugee health coordination Terms of Reference
    Published: 1 December 2017 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 14 10 2020
    Published: 14 October 2020 (11 days ago)
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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020

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    Uganda - Active Population by Settlement_September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020 (18 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 05 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 01 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 01 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 06 10 2020

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    UNHCR Uganda : Settlement COVID - 19 update 06 10 2020
    Published: 6 October 2020 (19 days ago)
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  • Health and Nutrition Sector Information Package

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    Health and Nutrition Sector Information Package
    Published: 17 February 2020 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 18 February 2020 (8 months ago)
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    Health and Nutrition December 2019 Meeting minutes

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    Health and Nutrition December 2019 Meeting minutes
    Published: 11 December 2019 (10 months ago)
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    Health and Nutrition 2019 November updates

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    Health and Nutrition 2019 November updates
    Published: 11 December 2019 (10 months ago)
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    Health and Nutrition Meeting minutes for November 2019

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    Health and Nutrition Meeting minutes for November 2019
    Published: 2 December 2019 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 11 December 2019 (10 months ago)
  • An Assessment of Health Service Coverage in Refugee and Host Communities in Northern Uganda: June 2019

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    An Assessment of Health Service Coverage in Refugee and Host Communities in Northern Uganda: June 2019
    Published: 2 December 2019 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 9 December 2019 (10 months ago)

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    Working Group Chairs
    Working Group Key Contacts
    • Tom Aliti

      Ministry of Health  Commissioner, Health Sector Partners and Multi-Sectoral Coordination, MoH
       +256 772 574789
    • Julius Kasozi

      UNHCR  Public Health Officer
       +256 772 701 123