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Experts Blame Malaria As Infant Mortality Shoots Up in West Nile public health 1 3

The latest Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) report for 2022 reveals that the infant mortality rate in the West Nile region is 54.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, the highest in the country.
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Police Uses Teargas to Disperse Jinja Hospital Workers blood transfusion 1

Sheikh Adhi Basoga, the Kadhi of Jinja district, reiterated their claim to the land and urged government agencies to avoid double standards in land allocation, which can lead to conflicts among communities.
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WHO Advocates for Health Equity to Achieve Comprehensive Services in Uganda Health Management 3

Speaking at the commemoration of World Health Day at the WHO headquarters in Kololo, Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, WHO Representative to Uganda, highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts from all sectors, partners, and communities under the one health approach to ensure that all Ugandans fully enjoy their health rights.
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13 Suspected Red Eye Cases Reported in Arua City Schools Ministry of Health 1

Dr. Pontius Apangu, the principal health officer for Arua City explains that the suspected cases now under isolation are from Arua Technical Institute Ragem, and that they have also received alerts in some schools in Tanganyika ward, Arua Central.
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UCI Seeks More Land to Complete Regional Cancer Center 1 1

Dr. Jackson Orem, the UCI Executive Director told stakeholders Friday that access to more land will enable the government to proceed with the phased establishment of other infrastructural development at the cancer center.
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Salary Enhancement for Gov't Health Workers Hurting Us-Private Health Providers 5

Grace Kiwanuka Ssali, the Executive Director of Uganda Healthcare Federation, the umbrella body for private healthcare providers told URN in an interview they have received complaints from several members about their specialists leaving due to low pay.
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Congolese Nationals Overwhelm Butiaba Health Center III Drugs 2 1

Simon Kule, the facility's in-charge, highlights the strain on resources caused by the influx of Congolese nationals seeking treatment, leading to shortages of essential drugs and putting pressure on the available medical staff.
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Construction of UGX 4.12bn Isolation Unit at Kisoro Hospital Kicks off 3 3

Construction of the facility is being funded by the World Bank under the Uganda Covid-19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project (UCREPP).
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Experts Urge Bio-fortification To Address Health Problems technology 1

Dr. Mulinge stressed that Africa should learn from South America in a spirit of south-to-south cooperation, and regional ministers should advocate for a favorable bio-fortification framework, including the development and transfer of varieties across nations in the region.
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Gov’t Commissions UGX 1.2 Bn Butiaba Health Center III health services 3 3

While commissioning the new health facility on Friday evening, Robinah Nabbanja, the prime minister of Uganda tasked health workers at the facility to effectively and promptly avail appropriate health service delivery to the area residents.
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Uganda Enlists China Support To Grow Anti-Malaria Herb MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 6

NMS board chairman Dr Jotham Musinguzi says growing the herb locally would help Uganda that suffers from a high malaria burden to save lives of Ugandans and other vulnerable people in the region.
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Parents, Schools in Luwero Block Health Workers From Vaccinating Learners Ministry of Health 2 4

Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer said that health workers were blocked from vaccinating learners in ten schools and these have been forwarded to the District Security Committee to summon the headteachers to explain why they are resisting the government programme.
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Nnabagereka Calls For Heavy Investment In Healthcare, Education Buganda Kingdom 2 4

During the Kingdom's Women's Day celebrations, Nagginda addressed hundreds of women from the Kingdom's 18 counties, including Buddu, Kyaddondo, Busiro, and Kyaggwe, as well as guests from all around, arguing that if education and health are prioritized, no country will fail to progress. People who are in bad health will be unable to engage in productive activities, preventing them from financing school fees for their children and ensuring a brighter future.
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Activists Advocate for Gov't Recognition of Autism Day 3 1

Dorothy Nambi, the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Uganda, expressed concern over the lack of government prioritization for the commemoration of World Autism Day to raise public awareness. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges in social skills, repetitive behaviors, and communication, affecting individuals differently and to varying degrees.
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Theater Nurses Advocate for Speciality Training for Proper Patient Care 3

Speaking at the sidelines of the annual surgical scientific conference and exhibition, Naluyima emphasized the complexities of operating theaters, stressing the need for enhanced training to enable nurses to work effectively.
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BHF Donates Sickle Cells Screening Machine to Jinja Hospital 1

Busoga sub-region faces a particularly high risk of sickle cell disease, with 23% of its population at risk, significantly surpassing the national average of 13%. The provision of a screening machine will promote voluntary testing among couples before marriage, a crucial step in mitigating further infections.
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A Beacon of Hope for Arthritis Patients in Uganda 1 3 Top story

On Thursday, Ugandan surgeons teaming up with counterparts from the United States of America replaced damaged knees and reconstructed joints of 35 patients who have endured the pain of this expensive and debilitating condition.
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Luwero District to Vaccinate 145,000 Against Yellow Fever Ministry of Health 1 3

The Ministry of Health with support from partners has planned to conduct mass vaccination in 53 districts including Luwero district starting from Tuesday 2nd-8th April in a bid to eliminate yellow fever from Uganda.
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Mbale Mayor Revives Doko Landfill to Tackle Garbage Crisis

Mayor Namugali has instructed the town clerk to budget for fencing off this landfill, planting trees around it and planting flowers in front to make the place beautiful.
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Kyotera, Rakai Struggling to Reduce Perinatal Mortality Rate 1 3

According to statistics by a non-government health support organization of Babies and Mothers Alive-BAMA, last year a total of 269 new babies died in the two districts before they could make one month. Of the total perinatal deaths, Kyotera district posted 162 babies, while Rakai district had 107 babies.
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