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19:54
19:54

MoH Flags-Off Accelerated COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Rwenzori 2 3

The accelerated vaccination exercise seeks to address low vaccination coverage, slow utilization of vaccines, poor mobilization of the target population and handling emerging regional hotspots that continue to propagate the pandemic.
18:52
18:52

Health Minister Warns Arua Hospital Staff Against Stealing Items From New OPD 5 3

Dr Acheng’s warning comes after Arua Regional Referral Hospital lost a new ambulance early this year and reports that One Printer, three laptops and four desktop computers were also stolen from the OPD site during construction.
15:44
15:44

Omicron Variant not as Severe as Feared - MOH 2

According to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, while the variant seems to spread faster, it does not seem to cause severe disease like the Delta variant which was detected in June 2021. Delta accounts for more than half of the country's total cases and deaths that stand at 127,755 and 3,261 respectively.
08:24
08:24

Lira Regional Referral Hospital Gets New OPD, Casaulty Unit 7 3

The construction was co-funded by the Government of Uganda and the Government of Japan as part of the government’s initiative to rehabilitate Regional Referral Hospitals in Northern Uganda.
07:32
07:32

Kitagwenda Residents Want Clinic Closed Over Patient's Death 2 2 Top story

Kihika claims that Katungyisa bribed doctors at the Ibanda hospital who declined to issue a report explaining the untimely death of the deceased. He says that as a family, they went to Rukunyu health Center IV and conducted a private post-mortem.
07:25
07:25

Diocese of Northern Uganda Wants St Phillip Health Centre II Elevated 2 2

Bishop Godfrey Loum of the Diocese of Northern Uganda noted that the growing number of patients at St Phillip's Health Centre II calls for an upgrade to offer better services, receive better support and surpass the current number of patients.
17:23
17:23

COVID Vaccine: Researchers to Use Foreign Labs Amidst Mice Hoarding 5

Dr. Brenda Apio Oketch, a member of the team of researchers studying the attenuated vaccine at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) says that they have been collecting SARS COV 2 viruses locally from people who get infected which are grown in the laboratory and deactivated with chemicals.
15:51
15:51

Opposition Tasks Gov’t on Continued Doctors Strike 1 4

Batuwa Timothy Lusala, the Shadow Minister for Health said that the government has not done much to address their doctors' complaints. The strike began on November 22, after the government failed to fulfil many of its promises to medics, as made in 2017 during a similar strike. The doctors want the government to increase their salaries to 5 million Shillings, increase medical human resources and compensate health workers who succumbed to COVID-19.
15:27
15:27

Absenteeism of Health Workers Hindering Covid-19 Vaccination at Kasunganyanja HCIII 1 5

Lawrence Katabazi, a resident says that he arrived at the health centre at around 8:00 am and he was not attended to until after 11:00am. He says this experience was disturbing and might discourage many people from coming to take the jab.
13:41
13:41

NPA Predicts Increase in COVID-19 Cases This Week MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

In an update to journalists on Tuesday, Eng. Abraham Muwanguzi who manages the Science Planning Department said between December 5 and 11, the country will be recording an average of 45 cases but these are projected to further increase to a weekly average of 330 cases by the 18th of December.
12:35
12:35

Nine Cases of Omicron Covid-19 Variant Detected in Uganda 1

Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the executive director of UVRI says the cases were detected among travellers from Nigeria and South Africa
11:40
11:40

WHO Warns Against Using Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19 treating COVID-19

In Uganda, studies had been launched in June last year to test whether patients who were seeking treatment from Mulago National Referral and selected Regional Referral hospitals could recover with the treatment but according to Dr. Bruce Kirenga, a Lung Expert who was the lead investigator on the study told URN participants never showed any signs of responding to the treatment.
19:31
19:31

COVID Contributed to 69,000 Malaria Deaths, Doomsday Scenario Averted

Moderate disruptions in the delivery of malaria services contributed to 14 million malaria cases and 69,000 deaths, yet 47,000 of the additional malaria deaths, were due to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic.
17:12
17:12

80% of People Living with HIV Suffer Dental Caries Ministry of Health

According to Dr. Dunstan Kalanzi, the lead researcher, PLHIV had more dental caries when compared to findings from another study that looked at the general population. He attributes this to the medications they are taking, or even HIV itself because of decreased salivary flow or a dry mouth, which leads to the development of caries.
16:15
16:15

UVRI to Study Moderna, Sanofi Efficacy in Protecting People at Risk of Critical COVID-19 Ministry of Health 2

She said participants will be divided into three groups. The first one will get one jab, the other two jabs, and the last one three jabs to see if they get protected against developing the symptomatic disease, critical illness requiring hospitalization, and if they are protected against emerging variants such as the latest omicron variant.
15:04
15:04

Over 5,000 Katakwi Teenagers Conceive Ahead of Schools Re-opening 16 Days of Activism 1 2

On average, about 480 girls are impregnated every month. Angiro says that this is a surprising and worrying trend for girl-child education, growth, and development. S
07:57
07:57

Prolonged Closure of Entebbe Hospital Irks Residents 3 6 Top story

James Ajuma, a resident of Katabi-Namate village, says that Entebbe Hospital is located in the centre of the municipality, which makes it accessible for residents who can walk or can’t hire cars or motorcycles to go to health center IIIs in Katabi-Busambaga and Kigungu village.
07:24
07:24

Government Earmarks UGX 608b for Emergency Medical Services Health Center IIIs 3 1

Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the Commissioner of Emergency Medical Services –EMS in the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that funding shall come from the government, Global Fund, World Bank, KOFIH, ENABEL, Malteser International, CHAI, CDC and Seed Global Health, among others.
14:31
14:31

Doctors Blame Parliament, Ministries for Continued Strike Ministry of Health 1 3

The strike began on November 22, after the government failed to fulfil many of its promises to medics, as made in 2017 during a similar strike. The doctors want the government to increase their salaries to 5 million Shillings, increase medical human resources and compensate health workers who succumbed to COVID-19.
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