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UGANDA: New PMU to help with AIDS cash
2 September 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda is to bring in international auditing firm Ernst and Young to provide temporary management of the money pledged by the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
UGANDA: Condom shortage claims rejected
31 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The Ugandan government has rejected claims by US health activists that the country has been facing a condom shortage for the past 10 months.
UGANDA: Disease and war killing scores of people - survey
29 August 2005 (PlusNews ), An official survey has highlighted the impact of disease and conflict on more than 1.1 million displaced people in Uganda's war-torn northern districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader in the Acholi region, according to Agence France-Presse.
UGANDA: AIDS efforts not hampered by Global Fund grant suspension
29 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda's health ministry says its rollout of anti-AIDS drugs and condoms will not be hampered by the Global AIDS Fund's recent decision to halt pledges to the east African country.
UGANDA: Government to probe use of anti-AIDS grants
26 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday called for an investigation after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria suspended all its grants to Uganda due to "evidence of serious mismanagement" of the funds.
UGANDA: Global Fund holds back AIDS money
24 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has temporarily suspended all grants to Uganda after an investigation by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a business services firm.
UGANDA: Global fund suspends anti-AIDS grants
24 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Wednesday a suspension of all its grants to Uganda due to "evidence of serious mismanagement" of the funds.
UGANDA: Cultural practice exposing women to AIDS
17 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Cultural practices among tribes in Uganda's central and western regions are exposing young women to HIV/AIDS, according to the local AIDS Commission and Makerere University.
UGANDA: Indian drug company confirms interest in investing
16 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Indian generic drug firm Cipla has confirmed its willingness to invest in Uganda following an invitation by the Ugandan Vice-President, Gilbert Bukenya.
UGANDA: Strengthened AIDS action planned for north
15 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Government officials are drafting a special strategic plan to better address the spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda's war-torn northern districts, where HIV prevalence is thought to be between 16 percent and 18 percent.
UGANDA: Medical cooperation discussed with India
9 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda is hoping to exchange medical knowledge with India in the fields of anti-AIDS and malarial treatment.
UGANDA: TB rise in north linked to AIDS
8 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Ugandan health authorities have attributed the rising incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the northern district of Gulu to HIV/AIDS.
UGANDA: Cold reception for HIV beauty contest
3 August 2005 (PlusNews ), A beauty pageant aimed at increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and countering stigma in Uganda has received a cold reception from the government.
UGANDA: ARV targets achieved ahead of schedule
20 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda has achieved its targets for the number of HIV-positive people accessing anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy six months earlier than anticipated, officials said on Wednesday.
UGANDA: WHO's '3 by 5' target surpassed
20 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda has achieved its target of treating 60,000 HIV-positive people by the end of 2005 - six months ahead of schedule.
UGANDA: High HIV/AIDS levels among fishing communities
19 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Alarmingly high HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Ugandan fishing communities are threatening the lucrative fishing industry, which brought some US $105 million into the country in 2004, a new government survey has found.
UGANDA: Gays and lesbians sidelined in AIDS campaigns
18 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Discrimination against HIV-positive gay men and women is contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda, according to local AIDS activists.
UGANDA: AIDS wipe-out predicted for fishing villages
8 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda's Ministry of Agriculture says HIV/AIDS is threatening "total annihilation" of the country's fishing industry.
UGANDA: South African produced AIDS drugs rejected
24 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Uganda has barred the import of South African-made generic antiretroviral drugs, despite their approval by US regulators.
UGANDA: Role of circumcision in HIV prevention under microscope
24 June 2005 (PlusNews ), US researchers are studying thousands of Ugandan men to investigate whether male circumcision could help protect the respondents against contracting HIV.

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