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17:59
17:59

Eight Suspected Cases of Leprosy Reported in Amuru Mulago Hospital 1

Recently, Dr Sarah Byakika the Commissioner in Charge of Planning at the Ministry of Health said that Leprosy is still a problem in the country with 50% of the patients reporting Grade 2 Leprosy presenting among persons with disability at the time of the first diagnosis against the 13.8% target rate.
08:14
08:14

Farming Season Paralyzes COVID-19 Vaccination In Amuru 1 Top story

Denis Okello, the Assistant Amuru District Health Officer, says that most of the people who they approached during the door-to-door vaccination campaign rejected the vaccine over fears that its side effects will inconvenience their farm work.
16:41
16:41

Under Staffing Affecting Operations of Atiak Health Center IV Amuru District 2 1

The health facility that serves a population of 20,074, currently has only 36 health workers and support staff which is below the standard staff ceiling by the Ministry of Health which is 48.
18:02
18:02

383 Patients Operated on in Amuru Six-Day Surgical Camp 1 1

Dr. Angelo Ochieng, the Medical Officer in charge of Atiak Health Centre IV said that the patients who are of all categories were operated on and treated for conditions including fibroids, goiter, endometrial cancer, vulva mass, ovarian mass, hernia, fibroids, hydatid mole, cryptorchidism, hemorrhoids, lymphoma, and keloids among others.
10:04
10:04

Patients Overwhelm Amuru Surgical Camp 2

The surgical camp is offering minor operations and treatment for conditions including goiter, endometrial cancer, vulva mass, ovarian mass, hernia, fibroids, hydatid mole, cryptorchidism, hemorrhoids, lymphoma, and keloids among others. It started on Monday and will run for one week.
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.
11:24
11:24

2,292 Children in Apaa Township Miss Polio Vaccination 2 1

Christopher Ocen, the Chairperson of Apaa Village Health Team told URN that the affected children are those whose families are residing in the hard to reach areas including Punu Dyang Oyanga, Gazi Nile and Mulila Sub-villages.
14:39
14:39

Amuru Leaders Ask Gov`t To Reopen Apaa Health Centre II Apaa land conflict 1 1

George Okello, the Health Secretary for Amuru district says that the closure which has been long overdue has greatly impacted access to health services among residents in the area.
17:26
17:26

Schools in Amuru to Reopen Without Functional Water Sources 1 1

The boreholes were damaged by members of the community who have been using them during the nearly two years of closure of all learning institutions due to the coronavirus disease.
13:03
13:03

Amuru Residents Struggle to Access Clean Water over Contaminated Boreholes 3 1

John Bosco Megolonyo another resident in Lamogi Sub County said that his family has abandoned drawing water from the affected boreholes after suffering stomach aches and skin rashes, something they believed was linked to unclean water from the borehole.
11:47
11:47

Attiak Sub County Bans Cattle Movement over Suspected Outbreak of FMD 1 3

Samuel Akera, the Attiak Sub County Chairperson says that the veterinary department has also been tasked to document the health status of all animals in grazing kraals within the area.
11:24
11:24

851 Animals in Amuru Vaccinated Against Rabies The Big Fix Uganda 1 1

Francis Okello, the Project Manager for the Animals` Program at the Big Fix Uganda told URN that they conducted the free mass vaccination drive throughout Tuesday to commemorate World Rabies day.
15:43
15:43

EU-IGAD Reactivate Border Committee to Ease COVID-19 Burden European Union (EU) 3 1

The 10-member committee Selected during a cross-border committee meeting held in Nimule Town Council on Thursday will have officials from the immigration, customs, security, local governments, the Ministry of Health as well as members of the business community from both Uganda and South Sudan.
10:31
10:31

Amuru Residents Struggle to Access Services Due to Poor Road Network 2 1

Stella Auma, a resident of Lajalula Sub County told URN that the poor road network in her area has led to hiked transport fares to the nearest Omer Health Centre II, which is about 32 kilometers away from her home.
15:11
15:11

Strange Genital Disease Reported In Elegu Township 2 1

Kassim Kule, the Elegu Township Local Chairperson told URN on Tuesday that the disease has been reported among both the young and elderly persons of all sexes. He disclosed that the disease makes one scratch themselves ‘’shamelessly’’ even among the public.
13:55
13:55

Kenyan Trucker Found Dead in Elegu Township Elegu Town Council 1 Top story

Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. His compatriot Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police.
15:12
15:12

Amuru District Struggles to Treat TB over Lack of X-Ray Machine 1 1

The x-ray machine plays a key role in detecting the TB disease from the lung of a patient through filming once samples from the urine, saliva and mucus tests by the gene experts and microscope machines fail.
09:51
09:51

Amuru Widow Seeks UGX 6M for Daughter's Heart Surgery in India 2 2

Scovia Adyero,26, a local farmer and brewer in the rural Otwee Town Council told URN in an interview on Wednesday that her daughter Angel Ayubu was in 2018 diagnosed with severe Rheumatic Heart and Mitral Valve diseases from the Uganda Heart Institute in Kampala.
14:00
14:00

Residents Struggle to Access Services as Drugs Rot in Apaa Health Centre II 3 3

Ferdinand Ojera Severio, the General Secretary Apaa Township says that at least ten lives of children and pregnant mothers in the area were lost in the area since last year due to the lack of better health services.
13:56
13:56

1,453 Health Workers in Acholi Shun COVID-19 Vaccination 2 1

At least 108 health workers in the Acholi Sub Region have been infected by the COVID-19 since March last year, four of them have since succumbed to the disease and were reportedly not vaccinated.
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