The devices that include white canes, wheelchairs, crutches, walking sticks, and underarms among others for children, youths, and the elderly were meant to be distributed to different health facilities intended for people with different disabilities.
The ten-day coding camp, taking place from July 1st to 10th, 2023, is designed to empower girls as computer programmers, creators, and designers, paving the way for them to pursue studies and careers in the male-dominated fields of ICT, education, and coding.
Samuel Mugasi, the Executive Director of National Agricultural Advisory Services advocates for more funding for NARO and its sister organizations like the ZARDIs across the country, saying limited funding affects operations.
Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the Lira District Health Officer-DHO, who said the first consignment of about 3,000 doses was delivered in October 2022, explains that Lira has not been participating in the mass yellow fever vaccination campaign because it was never among the endemic districts in the country.
Although the hospital has an oxygen plant, its production does not match the demand especially during the surge of COVID_19. The current plant which has the capacity to produce 30 oxygen cylinders is now producing at least 25 yet the unit uses approximately 60 cylinders per day.
Jasper Abura, the Principle Education Officer of Lira City explains that the department has met its set target and still hopes to have more teachers vaccinated. He notes that non-vaccinated teachers will not access learning institutions.
Judith Namirimu Polah, a Senior Principal Nursing Officer supervising the treatment centre explained that the facility is filled up due to the surge in the number of cases. She explains that the extra treatment centre will be located in two tents within a designated area at the hospital.
CONSA will combine newborn screening and early intervention using the standard of care regimen that includes routine immunization, folic acid administration and anti-bacterial prophylaxis among others.
Geoffrey Ariko, the Lira District Bio-stat Officer, explains that malaria cases kept increasing throughout the year up to 33.7%. He, however, says that they recorded a sharp decline in Malaria cases between December 2020 and March 2021 following the implementation of IRS program in May 2020.