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18:05
18:05

Wakiso Receives 2.4M Face Masks for Free Distribution Free Masks 3 2

Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, the Wakiso District Health Officer thanked government for living up to its promise to provide masks to residents, despite the fact that it has taken some time to become a reality.
13:17
13:17

Breastfeeding Link to COVID-19 is Negligible- WHO

Dr Laurence Grummer-Strawn, head of the World Health Organization’s Food and Nutrition Action in Health Systems unit said that the agency has not documented any indicator around the world, to show that COVID-19 can be transmitted through breastmilk.
12:50
12:50

Common RDTs Ineffective in Detecting Malaria - Study Ministry of Health 1 2 Top story

The researchers found, for patients who sought care in the outpatient department, the malaria parasite positivity rate was 13.3 per cent for HS-RDTs, more than double that of 6.4 per cent with the common RDTs on the same patients who were largely children and adolescents aged 5-17 years.
22:37
22:37

NHIS: People to Pay Out of Pocket for Some Health Services Ministry of Health 1

Ronald Baggaga, the Legal Counsel to the parliamentary health committee, says discussions of the bill that establishes the scheme that is being touted as a solution to Uganda’s healthcare system that is riddled with high out of pocket expenditure and bribery are complete.
17:22
17:22

Nwoya Woman Commits Suicide Over Alleged Husband’s Promiscuity poverty 1 Top story

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says preliminary findings show that Akello sneaked out of her house following the altercation with her husband and her body was found hanging on a tree branch with the sheet of her baby tied around her neck.
15:12
15:12

Norway Donates US$2.2M to Help Ugandans Overcome Impacts of COVID-19 2 4

The donation is in response to an appeal launched by the UN in Uganda, local and international NGOs and the Ugandan civil society community to support millions of Ugandans whose livelihood was disrupted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
14:07
14:07

Business Confidence Surges After Ease in Lockdown Restrictions – Survey stanbic bank 1 Top story

Stanbic says it observed that more businesses have increased their output and are receiving new orders than in the last three months. However, many companies haven’t been able to re-hire the employees they laid off with some of them still laying off some employees.
13:17
13:17

Congestion at Gomba Health Centre Maternity Ward Upsets Health Officials

According to Dr Kiwanuka, sometimes more than ten mothers are admitted in the maternity, which is meant for five people exposing their lives and that of their newly born babies to danger.
12:14
12:14

Life of a Visually Impaired in Lockdown 4 1

“I used to walk to and from the school so as to save the daily income to support me with my upkeep but now that the income is no longer there, life has become so hard for me”, Irieba told URN at Kireka Rehabilitation center where our reporter found her with two other colleagues with visual impairment.
05:24
05:24

54-year-old Woman Commits Suicide After Suspecting Husband of Infidelity

The deceased, identified as Matilda Adong, a resident of Lwala village in Puranga sub-county reportedly ingested poison, after a brawl with her husband David Opira.
15:48
15:48

Uganda Records Fifth COVID-19 Death MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

According to the Health Ministry, samples from the deceased analyzed at three different laboratories including Makerere University, Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI and Central Public Health in Butabika turned out positive for Covid19. He says the deceased had been battling asthma and diabetics, both risk factors for COVID-19.
15:07
15:07

Kabale Lost 4 Mothers, 38 Babies During Lockdown-Health Department 2 1

According to Besigensi, the four mothers who died arrived at health facilities with complications. He explains that the mothers couldn’t make it to the health facilities in time because of transport hardships.
15:05
15:05

DHO Issues Verbal COVID-19 Results to Reduce Delays Amuru District 3

Masaka District DHO Dr Stuart Musisi says that since they stopped taking their results to the testing centre in Mutukula, it takes them an average of three days to receive results from the Entebbe-based Uganda Virus Research Institute.
10:38
10:38

Another 625 Returnees Discharged from Institutional Quarantine 1

Majority of those discharged returned from United States of America, Canada and Qatar two weeks ago. Key among those discharged is Eng. Badru Kiggundu, the former Electoral Commission Chairperson and former Health Minister, Dr Christine Ondoa.
05:03
05:03

NRM Delegates Defy COVID-19 Guidelines in Acholi Region Campaign 3 2 Top story

Kadaga who is seeking to retain her seat as the National Female NRM Vice-Chairperson was campaigning alongside Mike Mukula, Sam Engola, Moses Kalisa Kalangwa and William Nokrach, the Member of Parliament Representing Persons With Disabilities for Northern Uganda, among others.
17:39
17:39

Pastors, 20 Followers Arrested in Mbarara for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines Uganda Police Force 2

The two Pastors were apprehended from their Source of Healing church conducting a church service contrary to Ministry of Health guidelines and Presidential directives.
17:09
17:09

More Children Likely to Suffer from Malnutrition wasting 2

According to the survey, 57 percent of respondents said that they were forced to eat one type of food as they could not afford to diversify their meals.
13:28
13:28

Entebbe Hospital Reopens Maternity Ward to Handle Pregnant Returnees 4 2

Dr Moses Muwanga, Director Entebbe Hospital, says the maternity and neonatal ward has been re-opened to handle pregnant returnees.
13:05
13:05

Suspected Covid-19 Patient Dies in Kiruhura MOH 1 2

The suspected case was admitted on Monday after presenting Covid-19 like signs and symptoms that include body weakness, sore throat, and headache.
12:47
12:47

Ugandans Hold UGX 8.5 Trillion in Fixed Deposits– BOU Bank of Uganda 1

Bank of Uganda data shows that in May 2020, the amount of Ugandans have in banks as term deposits reached 8.5trillion shillings, the highest amount ever held there in a single month.
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