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11:20
11:20

Husbands Report Wives to RDC for Secretly Doing Birth Control 1 1

Amuru RDC Geoffrey Oceng Osborn says that in the past two weeks, he has received complaints from 9 men accusing their wives seeking family planning services without their knowledge. Earlier this month, a man in Labala Parishof Pabo Sub County beat his wife to death for having a family planning contraceptive implant without his knowledge.
14:13
14:13

Amuru District Revives Village COVID-19 Task Forces 1 2

In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
15:32
15:32

Elegu Residents Appeal for Massive COVID-19 Test IGAD 2 1

Jackline Atim, a resident of Lorikor West in Elegu town council says the drivers and residents were freely mixing and interacting without observing the standard operating procedures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 which includes face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing among others.
07:47
07:47

Elegu Residents to Get UGX 6 Billion Piped Water System 3

The project seeks to boost water supply in the two town councils that often struggle to access clean water.
16:59
16:59

Water Shortage Hits Lamogi Sub County AMREF Health Africa 2

The village had 12 boreholes of which 8 broke down last year forcing the 3,628 households to share clean water from the 4 remaining functional boreholes or fetch water from streams.
19:50
19:50

Amuru District Health Workers Resist COVID-19 Vaccination over Knowledge Gaps 2

Peter Odok, the officer in charge of Okidi Health Center II in Atiak Sub County wonders why the government is rushing to vaccinate Ugandans when there is no clear information about the effectiveness of the vaccines. He cites other countries that recently suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines due to the serious side-effects on recipients of the vaccine. Odok says they are very skeptical and demands for more knowledge and assurance before he can take his vaccination.
18:49
18:49

Amuru District Registers Low Turn Up of Primary Six Pupils 1 1

Before the closure of schools, the district had registered a total of 3,189 primary six pupils. However following the resumption of lessons only 1,810 pupils have reported to the school.
18:35
18:35

486 Health Workers in Amuru Registered for COVID -19 Vaccine Amuru district 1 1

Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer says that 486 health workers registered for the vaccines include nurses, midwives, medical officers and doctors working in the various health facilities in the district both privately and government-owned.
13:50
13:50

Amuru Authorities Appeal for more COVID-19 Vaccines MInistry of Health 2

Amuru district currently has a total of 486 health workers, at least 1200 teachers and at least 30,000 elderly people. These categories have been classified as the priority group to receive the vaccines.
07:51
07:51

Medical Workers Abandon Health Facility for Farming in Amuru District patients 3 1

Bosco Ocira, the LC I Chairperson Otici Village who also doubles as the Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says the facility is currently operating partially due to the absence of many health workers.
14:41
14:41

Five in Trouble for Demonstrating Against Operations of Road Construction Firm Pakiri village 1 2

The suspects are residents of Pakiri hill in Lamogi Sub County, where the Chinese farm operates a stone quarry. They were demonstrating against the activities of the firm at the stone quarry at Pakiri hill, which they say has caused extensive damage to their houses.
14:50
14:50

Amuru in Panic Over Reported Polio Cases South Sudan Elegu Border Post 3 1

When contacted, Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer (DHO) told URN on Monday that the district health department together with UNICEF have already designed response mechanisms seeking to contain the spread of the disease into Amuru district.
12:02
12:02

Year-old Garbage Heaps Chock Pabo Town Uncollected garbage 1

Obalo says that the only pit where the garbage was being dumped was filled up and the people have now resorted to dumping garbage on the roadside.
16:21
16:21

Acholi Taxis Operators Decide to Double their Daily Profits Covid-19 Pandemic 1 1

Transport fares from Gulu to Pabo increased from 5,000 Shillings to 10,000 Shillings, Gulu to Atiak from 10,000 to 20,000 Shillings even after restrictions on transport were relaxed.
10:57
10:57

Patients, Attendants Demand for Mortuary at Attiak Health Centre IV

Last week dozens of patients and their attendants abandoned the hospital after one patient died and was left on his death bed for over three days causing fear and panic among the people.
15:08
15:08

Residents Demand Reopening of Apaa Health Center II 1 1

The Health Center was closed three years ago following a dispute between the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and residents over ownership of the land hosting the health Centre.
16:08
16:08

Apaa Residents Reject Gov`t Mosquito Nets Apaa Township

Wilson Acuma, a member of the local council executives also told URN that they have submitted a fresh list of the over 5000 residents to the district health department through their village health teams.
11:47
11:47

Water Scarcity Hits 6,000 People in Amuru District Elegu Town Council 3 1

Grace Achan, the area water committee of Amuru Trading Center says that over 800 households in the area now depending on a single borehole.
10:06
10:06

Most Water Drunk in Lamogi Restaurants Contains Human Waste - Amuru RDC AMREF Health Africa 1 2

The study conducted by the Sub County Health Team between 1st to 5th of October covering the whole of Lamogi Sub County found out that 80% of the households, 90% of hotels and restaurants were using contaminated water while 100% of the open wells were contaminated by fecal bacteria. The study also revealed that, the latrine coverage in the Sub County had reduced from 80% in the past five years to 62% as of latest study.
14:37
14:37

Amuru Residents Blame Teenage Pregnancies on Domestic Violence 2 1

Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi Sub Region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020.
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