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  • proper noun A district in south-central Uganda.


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  • We opened a school in Rakai District, a district that was badly hit by HIV/AIDS scouge, and we hold seminars in different locality of the country.

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  • MASAKA, Uganda -- 150km south of the capital Kampala, is a bustling district called Rakai, where the first case of HIV in Uganda was found.

    Karl Hofmann: Hope for Uganda's Women

  • In the early 1980s, people in a rural district near the border with Tanzania called Rakai began dying of a strange wasting disease that people called “slim.”

    No Place Left to Bury the Dead

  • Yet what many have failed to notice is that Rakai is also, unfortunately, at the forefront of another battle in the war against poverty and disease.

    Karl Hofmann: Hope for Uganda's Women

  • That one significant fact has kept Rakai at the center of the international HIV community's attention.

    Karl Hofmann: Hope for Uganda's Women

  • A year after the children were orphaned, the grass-thatched house their father had built in the Rakai district collapsed in a heavy rain.

    10 Million Orphans

  • You had to hire a Jeep and drive from the capital of Kampala to the Rakai district in the south of the country, then the epicenter for a burgeoning AIDS epidemic.

    The Plague Years

  • Rakai, the experts warned, would become a perverse model for communities across Africa.

    The Plague Years

  • The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in agricultural production has had effects in the districts of Rakai and partially Masaka where most of the families are child-headed.

    Water profile of Uganda

  • Josephine Ssenyonga, 69, lives on a small farm in the Rakai district of Uganda, where AIDS has been cutting through the population like a malevolent scythe for 14 years: 32 percent of the under-15 population, a total of 75,000 children, have been orphaned in Rakai.

    10 Million Orphans


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