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09:51
09:51

VHTs to Handle Mental Illness Cases Ministry Of Health 4

Dr. Hafisa Lukwata, the Acting Assistant Commissioner in charge of Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse in the Ministry, says that they have embarked on training key individuals in the community to offer simple solutions like identifying distressed people and talking to them.
07:29
07:29

Construction of UGX1.8 Bn Punuoluru HCIII Kicks Off Ministry Of Health 6

Lira City Council resolved to construct the facility last year following the government’s pronouncement to phase out HCIIs and construct HCIIIs in every sub-county.
18:03
18:03

No COVID-19 Vaccination Children Without Parent's Consent -MOH Ministry Of Health 5

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero retaliated that no child will receive the COVID-19 vaccines without their parents’, guardians’ or caretakers’ consent.
16:22
16:22

Twelve Districts in Malaria Epidemic Mode malaria upsurge 4 1

Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health attributes the current upsurge to the challenges of climate change.
11:27
11:27

70% of Health Facilities In Uganda Can’t Offer Palliative Care Services Ministry Of Health 4

Palliative Care Association of Uganda Chairperson, Mark Donald Mwesiga says 77 out 226 health facilities can ably provide the care needed by patients in critical pain.
14:45
14:45

Over 86% Treated for Bilharzia in Lira District Ministry Of Health 3 1

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, the Minister of Health who also doubles as the Lira City Woman MP, said that although people think such a disease is no longer common and therefore place less emphasis on it, bilharzia is one of the tropical diseases, which still affects so many people across the country.
13:08
13:08

Hepatitis B Vaccination, Screening Registers Low Uptake in Masaka Ministry Of Health 1 4

Agnes Kabahiire, the Assistant District Health Officer in charge of Family Planning and Maternal Health, indicates that despite the availability of free screening and vaccination services at the different health facilities, the demand for the services remains law as per the preferred target.
15:15
15:15

Health Minister Querries Slow Construction of Maternity Ward Ober HCIII 1 3

The contract was awarded to BP Enterprises and Construction Company Limited, but works have stalled for a year at the foundation level.
08:55
08:55

Malaria Cases Surge in Moroto as Residents Abandon Mosquito Nets Ministry Of Health 3

‘’90% of our patients tested positive for malaria. More than five in ten of those admitted to health facilities with complicated malaria are children under the age of 5, who are particularly vulnerable to the disease,’’ said Lote.
17:20
17:20

Activists Demand Closure of Masaka Hospital Private Wing Citing Exploitation Ministry Of Health 1 3

Swaibu Makumbi, the chairperson of the Southern Region Social Rights Association alleges that despite charging patients, the private wing competes for medical equipment with the general wards and priority is often given to paying patients and oftentimes, the underprivileged are sidelined.
07:58
07:58

Government to Roll-out Malaria Vaccination in 2023 - Dr. Aceng health budget 1

Malaria is responsible for over 30 per cent of the total outpatient visits and 20 per cent of all hospital admissions. The country also recorded a total of 20 million cases and a death toll of 30,900 people in 2020 alone, including over 70,000 children under the age of five
18:02
18:02

Medical Students Urged on Ethics amid Hospital Corruption Tales Ministry Of Health 4

Dr Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, who heads the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management at the Makerere University said she was baffled to learn that students are soliciting bribes from especially pregnant women to do Caesarean Section births.
17:33
17:33

WHO Reduces Treatment Duration for Children with TB Ministry Of Health 1

According to the new guidelines released ahead of World TB celebrations on March 24, children with mild TB will be treated for four months while those with severe TB will be treated for six months using new drugs.
14:45
14:45

Amuru Halts Mass Covid-19 Vaccination over Low Uptake Ministry Of Health 1 1

Denis Okello, the Assistant District Health Officer Amuru says they are changing the vaccination strategy by conducting door to door covid-19 vaccination for eligible persons.
08:46
08:46

Wakiso Targets One Million People in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Ministry Of Health 3 2

The Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi said that they will be working with security personnel, local leaders, and Village Health Teams - VHTs to mobilize the communities to take part in the exercise.
10:21
10:21

Gov't Asked To Expedite National Health Insurance Scheme To Save Elderly Persons Masaka Diocese 4 2

Fr. Katabaazi explains that because elderly people get their body immunity compromised due to age, they usually get complications that require specialized healthcare, which the majority can not afford.
10:55
10:55

COVID 19 Vaccine Stock Outs Hit Greater Luwero Districts Ministry Of Health

Dr. Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the district received 115,000 doses in early November and these were all administered before the month ended.
11:04
11:04

Lab Technicians Put Gov't On Strike Notice Ministry Of Health

While medical laboratory technicians train for four years just like other health Workers at the University, Alibu says they don't do internships something that affects the quality of services.
17:37
17:37

Regional Referral Hospitals to Receive New Non Contact Eye Equipment Eye care 1 3

Eye care providers are using handheld devices to examine people’s eyes which exposes them to COVID-19 since they have to be very close to the eye and yet there is safe better modern equipment.
10:33
10:33

Low COVID_19 Vaccine Uptake in Lango Irks Minister Acheng Ministry Of Health 1 4

Dr. Stephen Obbo, the Director Lira Regional Referral Hospital advised the community to embrace the mass vaccination exercise taking place now saying the majority of people being admitted in the treatment unit are those who are not vaccinated.
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