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15:45
15:45

MOH Plans COVID-19 Vaccination in Schools as Cases Start Piling COVID-19 in Schools 4

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, told URN that after two years of closure they don’t plan to send children back home due to infections but use other strategies such as periodic random testing and vaccination to manage transmission.
11:15
11:15

Fishermen Angered by Small Toilet Charge at Masaka Landing Site 1

Hellen Namyalo, a VHT at Lambu fish landing site says they are in fear of health-related illness due to gross poor waste disposal, and of late due to toilet charges which she says are not affordable to many people.
11:01
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MOH Joins Environmentalists Initiative to Curb Littering of Face Masks KCCA 1 1

250 youths will be trained in recycling in a project birthed from the prediction that with school reopening, there is likely going to be increased littering and mask sharing between students, something that can predispose them to infections.
09:57
09:57

Kabale District Registers Low Turn-up for Hepatitis B Vaccination 1 7

The Acting District Health Officer Kabale District Alfred Besigensi revealed that only 23,979 which is 20% of the 120,000 targeted persons have received their first jab of the Hepatitis B Vaccine since the campaign reached Kabale in September 2020.
15:07
15:07

Ugandans Take Corpses to Kenya Due to Lack of a Mortuary in Border District

RDC Mpimbaza Hashaka said the development is shameful as the government allocated 300 million shillings to the district hospital for the construction of a mortuary but it has never been completed.
15:45
15:45

Museveni to Engage Church, Cabinet on Pregnant Girls School Re-opening 4 1

“The Children who got pregnant, we are going to discuss with the Bishops and other religious leaders. We shall find a solution for them. There are some arguments, should the child go to school with visible pregnancy? That one I will discuss with Cabinet first and other people,” Museveni said in part.
14:55
14:55

GAVI Seeks $5.2 Billion for COVID-19 Vaccines

In their latest statement, the global vaccines entity says once the new money is found, they plan to use 3.7 billion dollars to fund a 600 million dose Pandemic Vaccine Pool under the COVAX facility.
12:34
12:34

RDC Orders Police to Close Bars Selling Crude Waragi enguli act 3

Shilaku wants police to impound and pour all crude waragi including that being sold in bars. He warns that the bar owners who don’t heed the directive shall be arrested.
11:40
11:40

Next COVID-19 Variant Will Be More Infectious than Omicron-WHO COVID-19 Infections

According to records from the health agency, around 21 million COVID cases were reported globally last week. This is a new record for cases reported within a week.
10:21
10:21

Patients Sleeping on the Floor, Corridors at Uganda Cancer Institute MOH 1 1 Top story

Dr. Gerald Mutungi, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, says that they are aware of the situation at UCI and have scheduled a meeting with the management.
07:35
07:35

UWOPA Tasks Gov't on Health Budget Maternal Deaths 2 2

Opendi raised concern about the alarming rate at which mothers are dying for causes that can be easily detected and treated. "We have seen a lot of funds that have been put aside to fight death caused by COVID-19, in a similar way we want to request the government to put money in ending these maternal deaths,” said Opendi.
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Dr Tedros Handed Second Term at WHO, Pledges Transparency 1

This was just a day after Patrick Amoth Chairman of the Executive Board declined discussion of a dossier by the Ethiopian envoy that was calling for investigation of Tedros on allegations of supporting opponents of the government in Ethiopia.
19:28
19:28

Public’s Trust in Healthcare Leadership Drops Further During Pandemic Ministry of Health 5

Even though there were concerns of public hospitals being poorly run prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists attending a lecture by the Uganda National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday said that the new evidence shows it’s getting worse.
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17:49

Health Committee Recommends Reversal of Sector Budget Cuts 1 3

The recommendation is carried in a report presented before Parliament’s Budget Committee by Health Committee Chairperson Dr Charles Ayume. The proposed budget for the Health Sector presented in the National Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/2023 is 2.2 trillion Shillings.
17:18
17:18

Authorities Worried About Delayed Return of Pregnant, Breastfeeding Learners to School 3 1

According to Nalubega, there is a need for collaborative efforts to ensure the return of young mothers to schools since these children are already traumatized by the effects of what they did out of ignorance.
15:50
15:50

Masaka Hospital Includes Fistula Surgeries on Regular Operations Schedule 2 1

Doctor Herbert Kalema, the Senior Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that they intend to start carrying out the operations and repairs on all fistula cases registered from the facility.
15:25
15:25

Famine Drives Hundreds of Karamojong To Agago 1 4

Okwir estimates that there are at least 500 Karamojong in Adilang sub-county alone, which he says is more than double the number of Karamojong who always come to look for odd jobs to get food when hit by famine in their area.
12:29
12:29

Municipality Finally Agrees to Surrender Mukono General Hospital to District 1 2

Elisa Mukasa Nkoyoyo, the Mayor of Mukono Municipality, says that prolonging the handover of the hospital to the district will continue creating confusion and affect service delivery.
10:36
10:36

Soroti Medics to Be Decorated for Siamese Twin Separation Conjoined twins 1 1

Dr Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon led a team that conducted a highly risky operation, to separate a conjoined twin from a dead sibling in March 2021. The operation took place six days after the birth of the conjoined twins, and, according to the medics, the deceased twin had already started decomposing.
09:09
09:09

Delayed Completion of Health Centres Irks Bududa Residents Ministry of Health 1 1

Amina Wambewo, a mother, says that they were excited at the time the construction works started thinking that they would get better services. She, however, says that the status quo has remained almost two years after. She said they now move over 10 kilometers to Bududa hospital to seek for antenatal services.
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