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12:22
12:22

Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Results to Reduce as MOH Acquires Automated Equipment COVID-19 testing 3 1

Currently, people testing through the government labs have to wait for at least six hours to be able to access their results.
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.
11:01
11:01

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.
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.
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.
20:37
20:37

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.
17:49
17:49

Health Committee Recommends Reversal of Sector Budget Cuts 3 1

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.
07:49
07:49

COVID-19 is Here for the Foreseeable Future, Don't Give it a Free Ride-WHO Chief

Dr Tedros noted that on average last week, 100 cases were reported every three seconds, and somebody lost their life to the coronavirus every 12 seconds. It is still “dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that we are in the endgame” of the pandemic, he said.
18:03
18:03

Nurses’ Union Gifts MOH Kits to Restock Health Centre IVs maternal health 3 1

Union President Justus Cherop Kiplangat told journalists on Monday that owing to several unanswered cries to the ministry over supplies, they resolved to make an appeal to donors who in response sent them a consignment of items containing 136 kits each containing Personal Protective equipment, baby weighing scale, stethoscopes, blood pressure machines, mama kits and scissors among others.
15:03
15:03

Uganda Losing 17 People to COVID-19 Everyday as Economy Fully Reopens Minstry of Health 3 2 Top story

Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN that as restrictions are being lifted, an average of 17 people are dying every day and severe cases have been registered where 65 per cent are people of advanced age and not vaccinated.
14:22
14:22

COVID-19 Scale of Education Loss ‘Nearly Insurmountable’- UNICEF

In a statement released on Monday, the organization noted that in low and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent in the period before the pandemic.
08:05
08:05

Pregnant Learners Expose Clash Between Human Rights, Societal Norms and Religious Beliefs 2

Nyonyintono’s argument is derived from the Ugandan cultural settings where pre-marital pregnancy among girls is stigmatized both in school and in communities mainly on moralistic grounds. Often, in both school and community settings, girls who get pregnant while still in school are victimized, seen as a waste, a curse for their families, a bad omen and a gone case.
07:12
07:12

Few Schools Reporting COVID-19 Surveillance Data among Learners School Re-opening 3 1

According to data from the health ministry, only 775 schools (approximately 2.5 per cent) out of an estimated 30,519 that are registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports, are reporting COVID-19 surveillance numbers.
15:14
15:14

COVID-19 Affects Sperm Quality in Men -Study 1 Top story

The study shows that some men infected with COVID-19 might find it hard to impregnate a woman after recovering from the disease due to a reduction in fertility
12:35
12:35

Researchers Call for Cycle Lanes in Push for Organized Transport in Kampala road safety 5 1

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago says that city authorities are now struggling to change structural designs of roads to accommodate different road users to guarantee safety but even then, the pedestrian lanes so far put in place are being abused.
10:14
10:14

Over 1.5million East and Southern African Children Lack Treatment for Severe Wasting

The number represents almost half of the estimated 3.6 million children in urgent need, who are not being reached in time to save their lives or keep them from permanent development damage.
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