There are currently around 1 million deaths annually due to malaria worldwide and the World Health Organization estimates that nearly 20 per cent of these deaths are associated with counterfeit antimalarial drugs.
Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) says quality journalism is on the decline in Uganda despite an increase in the number of media outlets. Media owners have also been accused for violating rights of the journalists in the country.
Scientists say the world should prepare for severe and irreversible impacts of climate change as greenhouse gases reach the highest level. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its report released on Sunday warns that greenhouse gas levels are at their highest in 800,000 years, with recent increases mostly due to the burning of fossil fuels.
The funding according to Rony Swennen, the head of the banana breeding project at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture will expand the on-going breeding efforts in Uganda and Tanzania by developing research capacity and bringing expertise from other countries. He says the combined efforts will ensure that farmers get faster access to high-yielding varieties.
In many parts of Uganda, particularly Karamoja and parts of South Western Uganda, Pregnant women have arrived at the hospital with severe complications, but could not be attended to without proper lighting. In some cases, midwives have used candles, kerosene lanterns and cellphones to lighten Labour wards and clinics, a practice which is far from ideal when dealing with issues of life and death.
The innovation being promoted by the UN children's Fund (UNICEF) and medical Charity Doctors with Africa consists of three components which include two large foam plastic cushions joined by a narrow bridge and a stool. The woman sits on the bridge, which is easily compressed, allowing her to sink into a modified squatting position.
The report released in in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, also ranks Uganda among countries with growing inequality and low social protection with its Human development Index- HDI standing at 0.484. The HDI is a measure of average achievement in human development; a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living.
Kisembo says the deaths that have included security personnel have exposed major weaknesses in the police Criminal Investigations and intelligence department. Earlier, President Museveni and David Pulkol, the former Director External Security blamed the deaths on a possible lapse in state intelligence services.
Members of East African Community will have a pay rise with effect from this July as the EAC implements a decision to increase their sitting allowances on top of a salary increase they got last November.
It is emerging that parents, caregivers and guardians test and initiate HIV positive teenagers on ARVs without disclosing the disease being treated. Flavia Kyomukama, Director of the Global Coalition on Women and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, says it is increasingly becoming common to find teenagers taking ARVs when they donâ€™t know the disease being treated.
Samuel Luate Lominusk, the Republic of South Sudan Ambassador to Uganda says his government released the two leaders as part of the commitment to the resolutions of the Extra-ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Kenya Airways says it has resumed domestic operations after containing a huge fire that destroyed the Arrivals Section of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Dr. Titus Naikuni, the Kenya Airways Managing Director, in a press statement late on Wednesday said they will have limited domestic operation with the first flight out of Nairobi to Mombasa departing at 7.00pm.