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Health & Nutrition - Uganda

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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.

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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 (11 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 July 2019 (10 days ago)
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    Refugee Response Plan - Signed

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    Refugee Response Plan - Signed
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2019 (23 days ago)
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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - May 2019

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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - May 2019
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2019 (23 days ago)
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    Health report for May 2019

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    Refugee health and nutrition report for May 2019
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2019 (24 days ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: Health and Nutrition Sector dashboard Quarter 1 2019

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    Dashboard with key sector figures for the response, achievements against key indicators and operational presence for the sector.
    Published: 24 May 2019 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 24 May 2019 (1 month ago)
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    Health briefing document

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    UNHCR health briefing document for staff and donors
    Published: 1 February 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 19 February 2019 (5 months 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 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2018 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2018 (1 year 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 24 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Nyumanzi Settlement; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    106 Households were interviewed between 31 May and 2 June 2018 in Nyumanzi Settlement, Adjumani district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: Health and Nutrition Sector dashboard Quarter 1 2019

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    Dashboard with key sector figures for the response, achievements against key indicators and operational presence for the sector.
    Published: 24 May 2019 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 24 May 2019 (1 month ago)
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    Uganda Refugee Response: 2019 Q1 Performance Snapshot and Operational Presence

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    3-page Performance Snapshot with key figures for the response, achievements against key indicators and operational presence for all sectors.
    Published: 20 May 2019 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 May 2019 (2 months ago)
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    UGA Factsheet Kyangwali Gap Analysis – June 2018

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    Located in Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyangwali settlement is home to more than 83,000 refugees. Due to its geographical location, Congolese refugees form th...
    Published: 9 November 2018 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 December 2018 (7 months ago)
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    UGA Factsheet Rhino Camp Gap Analysis – June 2018

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    Rhino Camp, originally opened in 1980, expanded in the wake of the South Sudanese civil war to host the sudden influx of refugees into northern Uganda. The settlement currently hosts more than 140,000...
    Published: 9 November 2018 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 December 2018 (7 months ago)
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    UGA Factsheet Palabek Gap Analysis – June 2018

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    Palabek is the newest refugee settlement established in Uganda in April 2017. Located in Lamwo district in the northern part of the country, the settlement hosts almost 38,000 South Sudanese refugees....
    Published: 9 November 2018 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 December 2018 (7 months ago)
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    Health report for May 2019

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    Refugee health and nutrition report for May 2019
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 26 June 2019 (24 days ago)
  • Health Sector Gaps analysis matrix

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    Health Sector Gaps analysis matrix
    Published: 7 June 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Refugees and asylum seekers statistics Map - February 2019

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    Statistics Map showing refugees and asylum seekers statistics
    Published: 8 March 2019 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 8 March 2019 (4 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 (7 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 November 2018 (7 months 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 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 5 November 2018 (8 months 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 (11 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 July 2019 (10 days 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Minutes of Weekly Health & Nutrition sector meeting

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    Minutes of Weekly Health & Nutrition sector meeting
    Published: 13 August 2018 (11 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Refugee health and Nutrition coordination meeting - July 2018

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    Minutes of Refugee health and Nutrition coordination meeting - July 2018
    Published: 27 July 2018 (11 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Refugee Health Report - March 2018

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    Refugee Health Report - March Bulletin 2018
    Published: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 19 October 2018 (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 19 October 2018 (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Refugee Health Report Uganda – August 2018

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    Refugee Health Report Uganda – August Bulletin 2018
    Published: 30 August 2018 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 19 October 2018 (9 months 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 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 24 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Nyumanzi Settlement; Adjumani District, Uganda, August 2018

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    106 Households were interviewed between 31 May and 2 June 2018 in Nyumanzi Settlement, Adjumani district
    Published: 21 September 2018 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (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 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Refugees and asylum seekers statistics Map - February 2019

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    Statistics Map showing refugees and asylum seekers statistics
    Published: 8 March 2019 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 8 March 2019 (4 months 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 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 20 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Measles outbreak analysis for refugee settlements in Uganda - Sept 2018

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    This report highlights the status of Measles outbreak in the refugee settlements in Uganda - September 2018
    Published: 19 October 2018 (9 months ago)
    Uploaded: 19 October 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Bidibidi settlement - week 12 2018

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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Bidibidi settlement in Uganda for week 12, 2018
    Published: 10 April 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Rhino Camp settlement - Week 13 (22nd to 28th March 2018)

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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for for Rhino Camp settlement for Week 13 (22nd to 28th March 2018)
    Published: 10 April 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Rhino Camp settlement - week 7 (8th to 14th February 2018)

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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for for Rhino Camp settlement for week 7 (8th to 14th February 2018)
    Published: 10 April 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Bidibidi settlement - week 13 2018

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    Health and Nutrition weekly update for Bidibidi settlement in Uganda for week 13, 2018
    Published: 10 April 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2018 (1 year ago)
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    Refugee Response Plan - Signed

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    Refugee Response Plan - Signed
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2019 (23 days ago)
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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - May 2019

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    Minutes of the Refugee Health and Nutrition coordination meeting - May 2019
    Published: 26 June 2019 (25 days ago)
    Uploaded: 27 June 2019 (23 days ago)
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    Refugee Health and Nutrition report

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    Monthly health and Nutrition report - March 2019
    Published: 3 April 2019 (3 months ago)
    Uploaded: 31 May 2019 (1 month ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment; Rhino Camp Settlement Arua District, Uganda, August 2018

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    772 Households were interviewed in Rhino Camp Settlement, Arua District between 2 May and 26 May 2018
    Published: 21 September 2018 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 September 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Multi-Sector Needs Assessment for Boroli Settlement, Adjumani District

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    110 Households were interviewed between 16 May and 18 May 2018
    Published: 20 September 2018 (10 months ago)
    Uploaded: 20 September 2018 (10 months ago)

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