Nabirye says she woke up at 6 am so that she could depart from her home in Kasangati, Gayaza by 8 am. She arrived in Entebbe at 11 am and says her results were released after 4 pm, just in time for check-in at FlyDubai. FlyDubai check-in gate is open from 3-6 pm.
An estimated 250,000 deaths are caused by bacterial Meningitis annually. This form of the disease is the most serious and fast spreading. Data from WHO shows the disease kills one in every ten people infected, with one out of five infected persons suffering log lasting disabilities such as; seizures, hearing and vision loss, neurological damage, and cognitive impairment. The disease mostly affects children and young people.According to WHO, the strategy called,' the Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030 will save as many as 200,000 lives annually
Speaking during the weekly FDC press conference at their headquarters Najjanankumbi, the FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, reasoned that the education sector needs a minister who is ready to be in the field identifying problems and suggesting solutions unlike the first lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni who is busy and inaccessible to handle the prevailing crisis.
The government then had placed its hopes on donations of Pfizer vaccine from the United States of America. The idea which was first communicated by President, Yoweri Kaguta during one of his addresses on the COVID-19 pandemic became one of the conditions for the re-opening of schools.
ICYD will now be working with the children living with HIV/AIDS, infants exposed to HIV infection at birth, children of female sex workers and children of non-suppressed Viral Load caretakers, among others according to Gilbert Obore, the Technical Advisor in charge of Community Systems Strengthening at TASO.
The recommendations are based on evidence from ongoing trials that show the two antibodies reduce the risk of hospitalisation and duration in symptoms if those at the highest risk of acquiring severe disease for instance unvaccinated persons, the old or immunosuppressed patients.
The Tororo District Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Jackson Osudo, says teachers who have refused to get vaccinated risk being scrapped off the government payroll and their services discontinued.
Dr. Obbo has now warned that if the general public does not turn up for vaccinations by the end of this month, the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire and go to waste.
Sources involved in the planning meetings of the inter-ministerial committee that is in charge of the exercise say that the government plans to spend Shillings 70 billion on setting up the laboratory, sample collection and waiting areas among other items at the airport.
Richard Ekwan, the health educator at Uganda Cancer Institute extends the blame to ignorance about cancer that propels many of its victims to spend money and time in shrines accusing their relatives, friends and neighbors of bewitching them.
Dr Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer blames the poor turn up for the COVID-19 vaccination for negative information on social media. He says that they have trained 175 health workers and Village Health Teams (VHTs) that will be distributed in all sub-counties asking the public to disregard the negative social media report and turn up for vaccination.
Speaking to URN in an interview Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Director of Health Services in Uganda Police Forces, says the top police administration prioritized the construction of the hospital this financial year after realizing that they lack a referral facility like the army despite being in existence for more than 100 years.
Pastor Martin Okidi of the Gulu Bible Community Church in his sermon rallied the congregation to embrace the COVID-19 vaccination for a corona-free country and avoidance of more lockdowns and restrictions.
Pamela Kembabazi, the Rukiga District Senior Probation, and Welfare Officer says that 71 cases were recorded from July 2020 to July 2021. Kembabazi attributes the rising cases to the negligence of parents.
Angela Ilakut, the registrar of the Nurses and Midwives Council says home care nursing is a needed service. She says hospitals are understaffed and trained nurses are not equipped to provide the best care they can give to patients.
Statistics from the Acholi Sub Regional Leprosy coordinator, Jimmy Komakech show that 26 new cases of severe leprosy have been reported with five cases reported in Gulu district. Kitgum, Lamwo and Nwoya have four cases each.
The same report indicates that 18,243 teenage girls were impregnated in the Acholi Sub Region within the same period. Each of the eight districts recorded an average of 2,280 cases of teenage pregnancies.
Of these; 3,831 have safely given birth while 2,006 maternal deaths were registered.