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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.
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23:29

HIV Positive Mothers Decry Stigma and Discrimination at Health Centres Ministry Of Health 2

Several HIV pregnant mothers have faced discrimination after testing positive during antenatal visits. They want the act to be stopped by medical personnel who do it.
17:08
17:08

MPs Question Delayed Appointment of Human Rights Commission Boss 3 1

The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been replaced close to eight months down the road. It’s on the basis of this that the committee pointed to the gross underperformance of the commission in the absence of a fully constituted team.
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14:31

Mother asks Court to Force Transcend International to Return Remains of Daughter

Nansikombi who says Namubiru was in good health when she was exported in June 2019 now wants court to compel the company to return her remains in 30 days and belongings so they can award her a decent burial.
04:55
04:55

American Accused in Death of Children in Eastern Uganda Settles Out of Court 1

While the facility was not supposed to act as a hospital, it later turned into a treatment area with tens of children brought there for treatment. As some started dying, questions were raised over the qualifications of those who treated them, including Bach, according to court documents.
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22:05

Bizonto Comedians Out on Police Bond

According to Bwowe, Buganda Road Magistrate, Stella Maris Amabilis wrote to the Inspector General of Police, the Director Criminal Investigations Directorate and Commandant of the Special Investigations Unit ordering for the unconditional release of the comedians and Kiwewa.
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13:10

Human Rights Activists Demand Release of Bizonto, Kiwewa and Basajja Mivule

In a statement issued this morning, Human Rights lawyer, Eron Kiiza calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the comedians, saying they have stayed under police custody beyond the mandatory 48 hours.
17:15
17:15

Judiciary Issues New Guidelines as Courts Resume Operations 4 1

The Judiciary spokesperson, Jameson Karemani, says that as the courts reopen, all court sessions and activities will ensure that there is no physical contact of any kind between the general public and inmates, and no crowding at either prison facilities or at court premises.
13:45
13:45

Weak Laws Failing Efforts to Protect Historical Buildings- Conservationists 3

Galabuzi, who comes from the famous Ham Mukasa family, which owns a historical building, says people like him shouldn’t act selfishly and destroy these historical heritages because of public interest.
05:12
05:12

Architects, Developers Root for Special Fund to Address Uganda's Housing Crisis 4 1 Top story

Uganda’s housing situation is characterized by inadequate homes in terms of quality and quantity in both rural and urban areas. According to UN-Habitat, the housing deficit stands at 2.4 million housing units, out of which 210,000 units are in urban areas and 1.395 million units in rural areas. It is also estimated that by 2022 the country’s housing will surplus the three-million-unit mark.
08:38
08:38

Rider Seeks Justice for Skull Injuries Sustained During Curfew Enforcement 2 2

Nelly Julius Kalema, a resident of Bukoto II parish in Nakawa division was taking his colleague’s wife to a hospital in Kisaasi at around 9 pm a week ago when he was intercepted by two police officers on patrol along the northern-bypass and beaten to a pulp.
11:46
11:46

Gov't Concludes Plan to Give Pads, Underwear to Vulnerable Girls 1

The news brings a ray of hope for hundreds of girls, especially those in rural schools who miss or drop out of school because they cannot afford sanitary wear especially they begin menstruating. A packet of sanitary pads cost an average of 3,000 Shillings on the market, a cost which is unreasonable for girls in rural settings.
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Employers May Be Held Accountable Incase of COVID-19 in Workplaces coronavirus 1 1

Sseggona said employers must also sign indemnity agreements that will protect them from liability from the sub-contractors. This means that if an employee of the sub-contractor who includes security services providers, food suppliers, and cleaners get infected with the virus.
15:42
15:42

Minor Offenders to Stand Trial in Remand Homes social development 4 1 Top story

Jane Stella Ogwang, the Principal Probation and Social Welfare Officer in the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry disclosed this while opening the first court session at Naguru Remand Home.
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18:17

Mak Don Returns ‘Humble Man’ 3 1 Top story

According to Niwagaba, he was wrongly dismissed since the student in question had graduated. He however says the university system denied him a chance to prove his innocence leaving him one option of seeking redress from courts of law.
17:34
17:34

70 Percent of Ambulances in Uganda Lack Equipment, Trained Staff - Survey MOH 1 1

Findings from the study shows that many of the ambulances used in the country do not have emergency equipment or medicine such as pain medication, vital signs monitors, an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, a defibrillator or an intubation set used to clear blocked airways, Tranexami acid that prevents excessive bleeding caused by trauma like an accident. In addition to this, things like non-breather face masks needed to assist breathing are not present
17:04
17:04

Ambassador Onyanga Aparr‘s Body Repatriated 1

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Appar’s body arrived in the country on Saturday morning and burial arrangements will be announced in the subsequent days.
13:47
13:47

Non-Communicable Diseases Biggest Threat to Ugandans- Museveni 1

Museveni, who was speaking to the nation on Saturday as the country marks the World Population Day, noted that 891,000 people have high blood pressure, 534,000 people have heart disease and 229,000 are diabetic.
12:46
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World Bank Calls for Scrapping of OTT Tax World Bank uganda 1

According to the World Bank, scrapping OTT could boost access to coronavirus prevention messages for the vulnerable populations.
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07:14

Wealthy Households Received More Support During Lockdown-Survey 2 1

The report indicates that Urban households had three times more chances of getting support than rural homes. But still, the rich households within the urban setup, received more support from the government, Non-government Organizations, and other actors, as the distribution of relief favoured the haves, according to Marie Nanyanzi, the programmes officer at Twaweza Uganda.
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