“The Children who got pregnant, we are going to discuss with the Bishops and other religious leaders. We shall find a solution for them. There are some arguments, should the child go to school with visible pregnancy? That one I will discuss with Cabinet first and other people,” Museveni said in part.
Dr. Gerald Mutungi, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health, says that they are aware of the situation at UCI and have scheduled a meeting with the management.
Opendi raised concern about the alarming rate at which mothers are dying for causes that can be easily detected and treated. "We have seen a lot of funds that have been put aside to fight death caused by COVID-19, in a similar way we want to request the government to put money in ending these maternal deaths,” said Opendi.
This was just a day after Patrick Amoth Chairman of the Executive Board declined discussion of a dossier by the Ethiopian envoy that was calling for investigation of Tedros on allegations of supporting opponents of the government in Ethiopia.
Even though there were concerns of public hospitals being poorly run prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists attending a lecture by the Uganda National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday said that the new evidence shows it’s getting worse.
The recommendation is carried in a report presented before Parliament’s Budget Committee by Health Committee Chairperson Dr Charles Ayume. The proposed budget for the Health Sector presented in the National Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/2023 is 2.2 trillion Shillings.
According to Nalubega, there is a need for collaborative efforts to ensure the return of young mothers to schools since these children are already traumatized by the effects of what they did out of ignorance.
Doctor Herbert Kalema, the Senior Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that they intend to start carrying out the operations and repairs on all fistula cases registered from the facility.
Okwir estimates that there are at least 500 Karamojong in Adilang sub-county alone, which he says is more than double the number of Karamojong who always come to look for odd jobs to get food when hit by famine in their area.
Dr Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon led a team that conducted a highly risky operation, to separate a conjoined twin from a dead sibling in March 2021. The operation took place six days after the birth of the conjoined twins, and, according to the medics, the deceased twin had already started decomposing.
Amina Wambewo, a mother, says that they were excited at the time the construction works started thinking that they would get better services. She, however, says that the status quo has remained almost two years after. She said they now move over 10 kilometers to Bududa hospital to seek for antenatal services.
Dr Tedros noted that on average last week, 100 cases were reported every three seconds, and somebody lost their life to the coronavirus every 12 seconds. It is still “dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that we are in the endgame” of the pandemic, he said.
Union President Justus Cherop Kiplangat told journalists on Monday that owing to several unanswered cries to the ministry over supplies, they resolved to make an appeal to donors who in response sent them a consignment of items containing 136 kits each containing Personal Protective equipment, baby weighing scale, stethoscopes, blood pressure machines, mama kits and scissors among others.
Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN that as restrictions are being lifted, an average of 17 people are dying every day and severe cases have been registered where 65 per cent are people of advanced age and not vaccinated.
In a statement released on Monday, the organization noted that in low and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent in the period before the pandemic.