Dr Charles Ayume the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Health Committee said that the flaring that comes with oil extraction will lead to lung complications which need ready solutions provided by a well-prepared and involved workforce. He says that the Makerere University Lung Institute should already be spearheading these discussions with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development but this is not yet happening.
Speaking at a meeting held at Uganda Management Institute on Tuesday, Prof Noah Kiwanuka an epidemiologist based at Makerere University School of Public Health said paternity can be determined from as early as when a mother gets pregnant when disastrous effects of such a decision are minimal. Some of the options he suggests include testing the amniotic fluid to determine the DNA of mother and father or doing an autopsy on the umbilical cord.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said up to 28 per cent of children who are HIV positive are not on treatment despite the policy to enrol anyone who tests positive on treatment immediately.
According to the document titled, ‘Protecting maternal, newborn and child health from the impacts of climate change’, very few country's climate change response plans mention maternal or child health, describing this as “a glaring omission and emblematic of the inadequate attention to the needs of women, newborns, and children in the climate change discourse”.
While Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng had earlier revealed that every Ugandan has to pay that amount for both themselves and their dependents, Ivan Kilameri an Actuarial Manager at the Authority clarified that employees in the formal sector will contribute a percentage of their salary as they have established bands categorizing what will pay depending on what they earn. This money will be deducted by employers at source.
Contrary to the perception that isolation and loneliness primarily affect older people in high-income countries, the statement shows they impact the health and well-being of all age groups across the world with figures showing that generally one in four older people experience social isolation.
This HIV drug, which is awaiting approval by the National Drug Authority (NDA) is taken by HIV-negative individuals who are at high risk of infection such as sex workers, discordant couples, or individuals with multiple sex partners.
While this system, which is among others supposed to allocate workers' pay is yet to be rolled out in some districts, Joseph Kiwanuka Kakande, a statistician from Jinja, says that despite being employed as a scientist and his appointment letter stipulating his salary clearly, the system has paid them less and worse, holders of the same position in different districts are getting a different salary.
In the study which was conducted in thirty-six treatment units across twelve districts in Uganda to assess the gender dynamics in TB care, researchers found that six percent of the women who were receiving treatment for multi-drug resistant TB were lost to follow-up.
This data shows that 1.6 billion people of working age of 15 years and above were exposed to solar ultraviolet radiation while working outdoors in 2019, equivalent to 28% of all working-age people. In 2019 alone, almost 19 000 people in 183 countries died from non-melanoma skin cancer due to having worked outdoors in the sun. The majority at 65% were male.
Speaking to journalists at a media meeting on Wednesday, Mary Mpakibi, who survived multi-drug resistant TB, said she did her first TB test in 2014 but only got a positive result a year later despite doing several sputum and X-ray tests.
The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said that while they had previously proposed that employers make part contributions to the scheme for their employees, this stance has since changed with complaints of over-burdening the employer.
According to results released on Tuesday, 39% of the women suffered severe anxiety against 24% males whereas when it came to depression 12.6% were still women and 5% men. This study was meant to assess the extent of integration of mental health services into primary health care, communities and schools in selected districts in the country.
According to the study, the cost of care for people with type 2 diabetes accounts for 13% of the Ministry of Health budget. The Ministry was allocated UGX3.331 trillion in the financial year 2021/2022. In 2022, up to UGX 2.2 trillion was spent, on medication, treatment, and management of complications related type 2 diabetes.
Eva Nampiima, the Principal at the school said that initially the facility was offering certificate courses but went on upgrading to handle diploma courses only to get stuck there for years even after turning into a centre of excellence. She says it's long overdue for them to start offering degree courses.
Dr Wilbrode Okungu the Executive Director of NetDoc said to offer treatment through telemedicine they are mainly relying on the history that the patient gives to make medical decisions. With the incorporation of AI, he says they will be using the technology to refine the history provided by patients to make more accurate decisions.
They noted that AI systems are complex and depend not only on the code they are built with but also on the data they are trained on, which come from clinical settings and user interactions, which in some settings may make it difficult to accurately represent the diversity of populations, leading to biases, inaccuracies or even failure.