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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.
11:19
11:19

Pig Farmers Adopting New Technology to Increase Productivity 4 1

Doctor Lawrence Mayega, the Masaka District Production and Marketing Officer says that the new invention was made through a scientific research partnership by Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security and the International Livestock Research Institute-Uganda.
16:42
16:42

Uganda Exports Locally Made Phones to Morocco 1

The company has been supplying 2G Analog Phones fitted with blue tooth, Camera and Low Emission Diode bulbs on the Ugandan market.
16:57
16:57

IUIU Students Receive US$20,000 to Scale Up Production of Automatic Dispenser 2 1 Top story

The University Rector, Dr. Ahmed Kaweesa Ssengendo, said ISESCO decided to fund the production of the dispensers considering their importance for distribution to selected public places including all IUIU campuses, hospitals, and public schools.
17:57
17:57

MOH Mooting for Testing of Truck Drivers in Country of Origin 2 2

The preferred testing process according to Dr Aceng will be connected to a regional network through which the EAC member states and will be able to effectively track the patients before they interact with the community.
15:05
15:05

Teacher Designs Foot Peddled Hand Washing Tap to Fight Covid-19 Spread 1 4

James Oryema Ludega, a Technical drawing teacher at Kitgum High School, says unlike hand held taps used in public places, which have high chances of spreading infection, the foot paddle presents a suitable alternative.
12:55
12:55

Gulu COVID-19 Taskforce needs UGX51 million to Improve Quarantine Center 1

According to Idiba, there`s need to partition the halls so as to reduce the risk of contact, spread of the disease to maximize the control of movement of the contacts under quarantine. He was speaking during the regional task force meeting held the 4th division barracks in Gulu town on Wednesday afternoon.
16:38
16:38

Multi-Billion Arua Food Complex Nears Completion arua municipality 2 2 Top story

Joel Aita, the consulting Engineer Joadah Consultant who oversees the progress of the works, says once ready the facility will be able to handle produce from Acholi, W. Nile and DRC due to its capacity.
21:43
21:43

Mutukula Border Post to Get COVID-19 Testing Lab as Cross border Threat Increases 1 4

Dr Diana Atwine noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania. Atwine says that the laboratory expected in a month will provide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania, to avoid scenarios of positive cases getting into contact with the community.
23:34
23:34

Early Trial Results for Remdesivir Show Promise in COVID-19 Treatment 1

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases trial reportedly found that Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19 and that patients had a 31 per cent faster time to recovery than those who received placebo.
15:52
15:52

Health Ministry Embarks on Survey to Rate COVID-19 Interventions Ministry of Health

The survey which is said to take a maximum of five minutes, according to Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng will also inform their decisions on which areas to drop or revamp and what interventions are having an effect on reducing further transmission of the virus, with 75 people so far testing positive.
12:06
12:06

Arrested HIV Researcher Says He Recieved No Help from NDA, UNCST Ministry of Health 2

Mijumbi told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that he hasn’t heard from NDA regarding what other steps he should take to advance his research since President Museveni had asked that he gets guidance.
10:36
10:36

Kitgum COVID-19 Taskforce Seeks UGX 90m to Procure Megaphones 1

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says the request to salvage the taskforce with the vital communication devices follows assertions that a section of members of the public within the rural communities have continued to take little efforts in containing the pandemic due to lack of information.
14:00
14:00

COVID-19: 5G Broadband Conspiracy Has No Technical Basis – ITU

ITU, the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies issued the clarification after public outrage arising out of a conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology. The theories include the suggestion that radiation from 5G antennas is causing coronavirus symptoms, while others claim that Covid-19 is a fabricated virus and merely a cover-up for 5G.
14:14
14:14

The Art of Teaching; Can Children Effectively Learn Through Radio and TV? 1 3

Dr Ahmed Kaweesa Sengendo, an expert on instructional technology and pedagogy observes that radio and television teaching is a special mode of instruction that needs to have both the teachers and learners trained. However, in this case, none of the two has been trained and in end, they might misuse the technology and make it unproductive.
07:41
07:41

Ground Spraying Effective to Fight Desert Locusts-Teso Leaders Food Security 2 1

Museveni, in his address to the nation on Sunday, alluded that ground spraying by soldiers using hand sprayers and motorized pumps was more effective than the aerial spray. He noted that the aircraft was small and unable to work at night when the insects have settled.
11:14
11:14

36 Districts Face Penalties For Noncompliance To Budgetary Requirements 3 1 Top story

In his April 15th, 2020 circular, Keith Muhakanizi, the Secretary to the Treasury, says the local governments have failed to submit their budget draft estimates, work plans and performance contracts for the 2020/2021 financial year.
07:51
07:51

Online Predators Putting Children at Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown WHO

More than 1.5 billion children and young people have been affected by school closures worldwide. 15 million of these are in Uganda, where schools have been closed since March 18. Many of these are now online taking classes and socializing, a trend which is likely to continue for the next 21 days, after the extension of the lockdown.
12:50
12:50

Global Charity Translates COVID-19 Information in Local Dialects LetsStopAIDS 1

Shamin Mohamed Jr., Founder and President of LetsStopAIDS says that 65 volunteers from 12 countries joined hands remotely to brainstorm on what works best for their communities through interpreting and translating content provided by key organizations in the fight against COVID -19. The outcome was updates provided in over 20 languages and local dialects including Luganda, Luo, Swahili, Zulu, Bemba, Arabic, Filipino, Portuguese, Nyanga, Setswana, and Persian language.
10:31
10:31

Kitgum COVID 19 Taskforce Distributes 1000 Radio Sets to Rural Households 3 1 Top story

Komakech says the distribution of the radio sets stems from findings by the taskforce indicating that some members of the public especially in rural communities haven’t changed their lifestyle due to lack timely information on the pandemic.
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