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18:11
18:11

Opposition Tasks Gov’t on New Covid Variant Response Omicron variant 4 1

Among the interventions proposed by the Opposition is the formation of a joint East African Community Taskforce to develop a common approach towards handling of the Omicron variant.
16:19
16:19

Top Researcher Seeks to Identify Women at Risk of Developing Maternal Complications 4 1

Prof. Annette Nakimuli who has previously discovered the gene in African women that pre-disposes them to high blood pressure in pregnancy or preeclampsia will now be studying characteristics of women who are likely to suffer four maternal health related complications so that health workers can intervene early on. The complications include Preeclampsia, pre-term birth, still birth and intra- uterine growth restriction where a baby in the womb does not grow as normally expected.
13:47
13:47

COVID-19 Vaccination 21 Times More Expensive Compared to Other Mass Campaigns WHO 2 1 Top story

The first phase of the vaccination targeting health workers, teachers, security personnel, the elderly, and persons above the age of 50 was budgeted to cost Shillings 1.3 trillion. The second phase that is still ongoing and targets communities reporting high infections is budgeted to cost Shillings 46 billion.
11:56
11:56

New COVID-19 Variants to Keep Emerging for 10 Years -Scientists WHO 4 1

According to Ugandan scientists, the virus keeps on mutating due to pressure from vaccines and therapeutics. They say the only way Ugandans will be able to protect themselves is by adhering to SOPs and getting vaccinated using newer versions of vaccines formulated to deal with new variants
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.
20:57
20:57

UNICEF, WHO Set New COVID-19 Vaccine Donation Rules

the statement says majority of donations to-date do not include the necessary vaccination supplies such as syringes and diluent, nor do they cover freight costs - meaning these have to be sourced separately which leads to additional costs, complexity and delay. With the new guidelines, countries will only donate if they are able to accompany doses with all essential ancillaries to ensure rapid allocation and absorption.
07:45
07:45

WHO Asks Countries Not to Close Borders Amidst Omicron Variant Scare

The EU and UK have imposed travel restrictions on South Africa and yet more other countries continue to report identifying the deadly COVID-19 variant in their sequencing.
14:32
14:32

Experts Raise Red Flag over Resistance to Anti-fungal Drugs 3

Dr. Joel Buzira a microbiologist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) says they conducted a study at Mbarara hospital among pregnant women where they found women suffering from vaginal candidiasis were no longer responding to itraconazole and fluconazole.
12:22
12:22

Uganda in Top 20 Countries Where Pollution Fuels Child Pneumonia air pollution 3

Through mobile monitoring where researchers have placed devices on boda bodas around Kampala and Wakiso districts, Nantanda says they have found areas of Rubaga, Kawempe, Bweyogerere and Namugongo to have very bad quality of air, something that badly affects sensitive groups like children and the elderly of 70 years and above. She says Namugongo has had the worst measures among those areas.
17:30
17:30

Three out of every Five Albertine Girls Practice Random Sex Ministry of Health 4

This survey which also involved capturing views of parents and care takers on sexual reproductive health was conducted by the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA) where researchers found up to 25% of girls don’t seek any kind of help either from the police, health facilities or local authorities when they are sexually violated.
16:27
16:27

East, Southern Africa Roots for New Law to End FGM 2 1

While countries have laws to reprimand for instance the surgeons or parents who force their children to undergo FGM, these laws only apply within the borders of a specific country and may not necessarily apply in neighboring countries.
17:37
17:37

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

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.
16:25
16:25

FGM Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic -Gov't 3

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the prevalence of FGM in Uganda had reduced and remained stagnant for more than five years at 0.3 percent, down from 1.4 percent in 2011. However, during the pandemic, records from health facilities show that the vice had increased by 56 percent.
15:48
15:48

People Living with Epilepsy Find Solace in Drug Banks Makerere University 6

Without the free government drugs on the essential medicines list, epileptic patients have to pay about 500 Shillings per tablet and yet require up to four tablets each day.
12:01
12:01

Uganda Not Yet Recognized As Vaccine Manufacturer 4

AVMI Executive Director Dr. Patrick Tippoo says they are unaware of any initiative by Uganda towards manufacturing and added that only four countries that have not yet started actual manufacturing have been recognized adding that for any country hoping to start production, it not only requires a lot of money but determination and patience.
21:56
21:56

Doctors Ignore Strike, Report to Work 2

At Mulago National Referral Hospital, doctors on different wards of the hospital were found attending to patients. The situation was the same at Kiruddu Referral Hospital and Kawempe Hospital.
15:32
15:32

Uganda Needs Additional Investment to Respond to Third COVID Wave- Scientists 2 1

Lt. Col Dr. Henry Kyobe, the National COVID-19 Incident Commander says that the Ugandan health system might not fare any better than it did during the second wave.
06:01
06:01

DHOs Ask Ministry to Redistribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Districts with High Uptake WHO 2

But, the CDC says that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines take a few hours to thaw and must be administered quickly once they are no longer being refrigerated. The Pfizer vaccine is only stable for six hours at room temperature while a punctured Moderna vaccine vial is viable for up to 12 hours.
05:53
05:53

MOH Launches National Emergency Medical Services Policy 1 2

The policy, supposed to streamline emergency response services in the country, aims at reducing avoidable mortality, morbidity and disability by ensuring all people in need of emergency care access it. The policy will also provide safe and quick transportation of the sick to hospitals.
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