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12:14
12:14

Health Centres in Lira Giving ARVs in Bulk to Patients 5

Emily Awio, in charge ART clinic at Ogur HCIV, says that the bulk ARVs are given to people to last them six months. She explains that the drugs are given to people who have a stable viral load and those who have been on treatment for more than two years.
20:56
20:56

Children Living with HIV in Mukono Skip ART Treatment over Lack of Food 3

Sarah Zalwango, a guardian says that the children under her care have skipped treatment due to the food crisis. Zalwango says that she is aware of the implications of skipping treatment, but the children couldn't continue with treatment on an empty stomach.
16:22
16:22

Collusion Among Parents, Sexual Offenders Fueling Child Marriages in Lyantonde 1

Andrew Timothy Kamugasha, the Lyantonde District Probation Officer, says that they are faced with a heavy burden of stopping the vice and blames it on communities that are reluctant to fully support efforts aimed at reversing the trend.
15:45
15:45

Lockdown Bites Hard Salon Business in Lira 5

The operators argue that the ban on transport has affected the movement of their clients. In some salons, the workers have been laid off due to low business.
12:24
12:24

Weather Forecasters Warn of Rough Winds, Waves on Lake Victoria 1

The lake has since Saturday been experiencing unusually strong winds of about 25 knots(kts) which has occasioned very large waves of above 2 meters high, a situation that is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
12:21
12:21

Bundibugyo Registers Spike in GBV, Child Abuse Cases Domestic Violence 1 4 Top story

Faith Kabafumu, the OC in charge of the Child Protection Unit, says that children are the most affected in these cases. She says that the COVID-19 lockdown has exposed children to a risky lifestyle and to offenders who usually take advantage of their age and domestic challenges.
15:51
15:51

Northern Uganda Artistes Criticize Singer Chameleone's Illegal Shows in Gulu Gulu City 4 1

Gerald Joshua Oduka, the Spokesperson of Northern Entertainers Association says they were shocked to hear the singer perform in town amidst the strict lockdown and that his act made them question the authority of the security forces and the local leaders who were supposed to enforce the guidelines.
18:48
18:48

Family of Kamwokya Fire Victim Seeks Funds to Transport Body 4 1

In grief, Alice Kerum, 48 year-old mother of the deceased residing in Kifumbira zone, narrates that at around 7:00 pm her daughter moved out of the house but shortly after, she was shocked by the news of her daughter who had not sick, being dead.
17:55
17:55

Mak Guild Leaders Demand 50 Percent Waiver on Functional fees Tuition 2 1

Ivan Ssempijja, the Makerere University Guild President, explains that many students after being hit by economic challenges due to the covid-19 lockdown since last year will be able to keep in school if there is a 50% waiver on the fees.
15:00
15:00

Mak Researchers Innovate Digitalized COVID-19 Surveillance System For Learning Institutions MOH 2 1

Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
14:45
14:45

Opposition MPs Scoff at PM Nabbanja for Banning Food Distribution 1 2

Early this week, Nabbanja stated that politicians were causing people to converge as they scramble for food, which exposes them to the risks of contracting COVID-19. She guided that the politicians either send out money to people’s mobile phone accounts or give the food to established COVID-19 task-forces at their respective districts, to allow for proper distribution to the needy.
12:15
12:15

Pictorial: Flash Floods Displace Thousands in Amolatar 15

The floods have submerged several kilometres of the district’s land and roads, disconnecting a number of communities. Crop gardens that had initially survived the drought are now submerged.
06:51
06:51

Floods Displace Thousands in Amolatar District roads cut off 1 6

Alfred Ebong, a resident of Ocamolum parish says he almost lost his 4-year-old son when he failed to get to the health center due to the floods. Adding that he resorted to treating the child with local herbs for three days before the canoe became operational to cross to the other side.
13:27
13:27

Acholi Paramount Chief Defends Bride Price Regulation 1 2

Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Rwot Acana says the cultural institution was right to intervene in the marriage woes in the region saying the ceremony had turned commercial and uncultured.
11:57
11:57

Experts Want Adolescents Taught Coping Mechanisms During Covid-19 Lockdown Adolescent Health 2

According to Dr Edith Nakku Joloba, Clinical Epidemiologist and researcher in sexual reproductive health, there should be efforts put in place to help children infected with covid-19 and those grieving the loss of their parents or guardians.
08:07
08:07

Man Offers Free Transport to Cancer Patients 5 2

Robinson Wece started his operations in July after realizing that the travel ban has affected the lifestyle of many people especially the sick. With clearance from Lira District Health Officer and the UCI, Wece transport patients with referral letters from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and those discharged by UCI to return home.
11:09
11:09

Second Wave: COVID-19 Patients Mostly Complain of Chest Pain, Difficulty in Breathing 1 3

Dr Christopher Nsereko, a physician at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, says that common symptoms among the people who have been infected during the second wave include chest pain, difficulty in breathing, fatigue and diarrhoea. However, the over 400 patients who have been admitted at Entebbe Hospital since mid-April spend an average of 20-days. Most of them have chest pain, fatigue and difficulty in breathing.
18:52
18:52

Experts Call For Investment In New Tuberculosis Vaccine 1 3 Top story

Currently, there is only one vaccine in existence against TB—the BCG vaccine—which was first administered on July 18, 1921.
18:44
18:44

3,000 Miss COVID-19 Relief Cash in Lira City 5

Tom Richard Okello, the Lira City Community Development Officer says that the 3,000 people could not be registered because their names were entered into the system after it had reached its maximum allocated number. According to Okello, Lira City was given a target of only 9,565 beneficiaries.
13:51
13:51

PWDs in Busia Storm RDC's Office Demanding Relief Cash 2 4

The PWDs argue that they were not included on the list of vulnerable people supposed to benefit from the relief cash.
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