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11:25
11:25

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial for COVID-19 Treatment 1 Top story

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine were part of the four drugs being studied by the WHO in their solidarity trial taking place in over 17 countries. The other drugs were remedesvir and Lopinavir.
07:13
07:13

10 More People Test Positive for COVID-19, Cases Rise to 222 MOH 1 Top story

All 10 cases are Ugandan nationals who entered the country on Tuesday. Nine of them are truck drivers who entered the country from different points of entry while one case is of a contact to a truck driver. According to the health ministry, the contact was already under quarantine by the time samples were taken for testing.
18:21
18:21

Activists Call for Health Tax World Vision 1

Mukunda says currently even as the government has received a lot of funding for COVID-19 both in terms of supplementary and donations, proper accountability is not being made.
16:09
16:09

Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 6 2 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
15:46
15:46

Police Warns Against Overcharging Truck Drivers for Parking Fred Enanga 1

“They are not the owners of the cargo therefore, it’s unfair for you to ask for Shs 300,000 just for parking in your place,” Enanga said. He called upon all the drivers to who are charged more than Shs 20,000 to report such ‘extortion,’ at the nearest police station so that action is taken.
14:09
14:09

Slow Business Pushes Mengo Hospital to Cut Staff Pay By 20% Salary cuts 1

One of Mengo’s cash-maker is the eye clinic. It has been operating below capacity since the lockdown started in March with most of the staff not working. The hospital put a notice that it would only work on the critical cases. The eye glasses section has been closed since them.
14:03
14:03

Teachers Asked to Incorporate Sexuality Education in Lessons MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Henry Semakula, a Senior Official in the Ministry said on Monday that want the teachers to spend a few minutes in whatever subjects they are teaching to hint on sexuality and reproductive health as they wait for the National Sexuality Education framework to guide on what should be taught at what levels.
10:56
10:56

14 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1 Top story

All the new cases are previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the time that they were tested
15:49
15:49

Uganda Records Good Results Treating COVID with Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine COVID-19 Treatment 1

Uganda has used the two drugs in combination with azithromycin to manage its COVID-19 patients at Entebbe General Hospital. So far, 53 patients have been treated at Entebbe and they have fully recovered. In addition to hydroxychloroquine, the patients have been given Vitamin C.
13:17
13:17

Over 7,000 High Risk Travelers Not Tested for COVID-19 MOH 1 1

The call to test the travellers came at a time when all the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were from returnees who had travelled abroad and returned to the country at the peak of the pandemic in Asia, Europe and America's.
04:15
04:15

23 More People Test Positive to COVID-19, Cases Rise to 198 MOH 1 Top story

The government also blocked the entry of 38 truck drivers who tested positive at different points of entry. This brings the number of drivers who have been sent back to 206, since the beginning of the week.
18:01
18:01

Gov’t Explains Strain in Evacuating Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
17:41
17:41

Gov’t Urged to Stop Child Marriages in Order to End Fistula MOH 3 1

The condition occurs when a mother has a prolonged, obstructed labour resulting in an abnormal opening in the birth canal. The health ministry estimates that 100,000 women and girls in the country are suffering from the condition. But according to experts, the condition can be avoided by delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.
12:18
12:18

Preeclampsia Survivor shares ordeal with miracle baby 4 1 Top story

The hallmark of the disease is high blood pressure, and it affects about 8% pregnancies in Uganda.
08:33
08:33

Study Finds Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Ineffective for COVID Treatment

According to the findings, patients who were on drugs had decreased survival and increased frequency of ventricular fibrillation. On the basis of this finding, the scientists concluded that eventhough they are good for other illnesses, the drugs are not effective in the treatment and management of COVID-19.
07:44
07:44

15 People Test Positive to COVID, Uganda's Caseload Rises to 175

The 15 new cases include;12 truck drivers who entered the country using the Elegu,Busia and Malaba points of entry. Three cases are contacts of already confirmed cases.
22:36
22:36

Ministry to Engage Recovered Patients in Awareness Drive COVID-19 2 1

According to health ministerJane Ruth Aceng, the recovered patients hold a key message of hope and testimony that the virus can be avoided and treated. Aceng was today receiving a donation of face masks and gloves worth 80 million shillings from Watoto Church. The event was held at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.
17:45
17:45

Treating Foreign COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers was Risky- Aceng EAC 1 1

Uganda has returned up to 145 truck drivers who tested positive to their countries, an act that contradicts a recommendation by the World Health Organisation that those who test positive are treated and counted as a case in the country. Uganda has also expunged from its caseload, the numbers of all foreign truck drivers tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute, and lately from the border points.
17:27
17:27

Medics struggle to Administer Preeclampsia Treatment Makerere University 3

The drug delivered intravenously is administered slowly, causing a lot of pain to the receiver. And because it requires a lot of attention to deliver, health workers, especially at the grass-root, tend to avoid the treatment and choose to refer patients who develop signs relating to the complication, to higher facilities.
12:25
12:25

Cargo Trucks Stuck at Borders as Countries Reject COVID-19 Results from EAC Bloc 3 1 Top story

While the move is aimed at solving the COVID-19 equation, it has become a burden to truck drivers, according to the Uganda Truck Drivers Association because countries doubt the results issued by other jurisdictions. They add that because of that, drivers from all over East Africa are stuck at points of entry with cargo.
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