Dr Allan Niyonzima Muruta, the Commissioner for Integrated Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Ministry of Health, says that the country remains vulnerable to serious disease outbreaks, hence the need to make a considerable investment towards building the required response capabilities at different levels in the health services delivery chain.
The central tracking system, which is under development will give each HIV patient a unique identifying code, from which they can be centrally monitored at any services delivery point across the country.
The obtained capacity is a result of a public-private the partnership initiated in 2014, to establish a hi-tech subsidiary University of Science and Technology in Uganda, which will use Masaka Hospital as its training and practising station for specialized medical services.
Augustine Turibalungi, the City Principal Works Engineer says they have now opted to remodel the worn-out shopping lanes, pedestrian pathways and street parking lanes with pavers instead of the traditional asphalt material.
Dorothy Mukasa, the Chief Executive Officer at Unwanted Witness Uganda explains that raising the cost of the internet through an additional tax is a slap in the face of digital innovators who can potentially create more revenue sources through creating employment.
Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute-URVI/MRC and Chief Investigator in the PrEPVacc trial says, the testing which begun on Tuesday at the research site in Masaka is going to be done on a total 1,668 volunteers clustered in five groups ranging between 18 to 40 years of age, who have been drawn from HIV high risk communities in Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.
Caroline Kamasaka, a Digital Specialist in the Ministry of Health, says the system is going to integrate the work of all departments in Regional Referral Hospitals to show the progress on patients’ management from right from diagnosis, prescription of drugs, treatment and referrals onto the network that will be centrally monitored.
The plastic shields, according to medics, protect eyes, nose and the mouth from potentially deadly droplets through which the infection is transmitted. They are a crucial outfit at a time when the government is recommending wearing face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
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.
In the 2006/2007 financial year, Government through the National Information and Technology Authority-NITA-U secured funds to put-up a National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure to provide connectivity to Government entities, Ministries and Departments across the country.
Speaking at the conference of Principals and Tutors of Health Training Institutions in Masaka district, Dr. Museene indicated that the proposed education policy adjustments will include expanding Vocational trainee’s qualification up-to post graduate academic levels including Master and Doctorates-PHD levels.
Dr Kawaase specifically wants researchers to consider a more extensive study on how Sickle Cells conducts itself in the African multicultural communities that are even known to have a higher resistance to some diseases.
Dr. Paul Mukasa, the Research Director at Bugema University, says with their enhanced skills in research methodologies, the network will now produce qualified studies that will eventually inform policies that are relevant to improving communities in the region.
Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque and subsequently resulting in blurred vision.
Dr Khizar says the condition is one the major causes blindness in humans, which is largely a caused by aging processes. He explains that the number of specialized operation adds to more than 2,500 other patients that have also received services at the medical camp.
UCC Communications Officer Ibrahim Bbosa says that Ugandan telephone users were suffering a 5 per cent loss through dropped and blocked calls by 2014. The dropped calls were mainly as a result of network failure by the various service providers.
The exercise will result in a comprehensive list of schools and educational institutions and their locations, stored on a central customized Global Positioning System- GPS software.
Speaking during the exercise launch in Masaka district on Tuesday, Ssekalegga explained that assembled teams of field staffs; comprising of UBOS enumerators, who be guided by parish chiefs and Town agents, to physical locations of the schools where they will capture the required data using GPS devises.
Dr Nelson Musoba, the Director General of Uganda AIDS Commission says they are developing a tracking mechanism that will help address the lapse, by having the peoples National Identification details interlinked to the HIV central referral system for proper follow-ups.
According to Dr. Kusemererwa, the trials are looking at modifying the recently invented virginal ring such that besides HIV prevention, it can also protect the user from Sexually Transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.
The second phase of the Project linked Uganda to neighbors Kenya in the east and South Sudan to the north with a total of 1400.734kms of Optical Fiber Cable laid in the districts of Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Malaba, Kumi, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Elegu, Masindi, Kyenjojo, Fort Portal, Kasese, Bushenyi and Mbarara.