Acclaimed as one of the country's most dedicated public servants, friends and family have eulogised Prof Anthony Mbonye as a dedicated medical professional who worked until he breathed his last. According to family and friends, Mbonye who served in many leadership positions within the health ministry was a man who was always in search for answers to the country's glaring health challenges
Speaking at the World Health Summit regional meeting on Tuesday morning, Prof. Lynn Atuyambe, the head of researchers conducting air quality monitoring and lung health research in Kampala, said that his team is now specifically looking at air patterns between June and August, whose report they will release in three months.
An event that is being mooted as one that will generate vital action points towards solving the COVID-19 puzzle that has brought the world to its knees has had over 3,000 participants from across the world confirm attendance either virtually or physically.
They found that unintentional injuries have become one of the biggest reasons children die in hospital after malaria and nutrition-related diseases. They noted that the highest mortality to unintentional injuries occur in a home environment as children tend to mimic their older siblings and adults.
On Tuesday, well-wishers who include Gulu University, Ker Kwaro Acholi, the Acholi cultural institution and Guruguru Fraternity, a loose coalition of friends and business associates, dispatched six buses to rescue students trapped in Kampala following a spike in public transport fares.
Ssennyonjo said locking is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the pandemic. He says for instance, that even as there have been huge numbers of positives being announced lately, over 90 per cent of these have been coming from the Kampala metropolitan area yet no specific measures or concerted efforts have been focused on these high infection areas to study the trend the virus is taking.
Dr Fatuma Namusoke, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who was the Principal Investigator in a new study by researchers at Makerere University told URN that the majority of women revealed missing the three recommended doses of fansidar
This study which has been code named FACE – U lasts a year and will be conducted in cities and towns of Kampala, Wakiso, Kabale, Mbale and Kampala. In addition to assessing what children eat, the researchers will interview parents and policymakers in addition to assessing how often children targeted adverts run in the media.
This trial which is so far the largest to be conducted on the continent to identify early COVID-19 treatments that can prevent progression to severe disease and potentially limit transmission has established sites at Makerere and Kabale universities in Uganda.
Dr Allen Kabagenyi, the Principal Investigator on the study says they contacted over 250,000 users of telehealth services subscribed to the Medical Concierge Group, a digital health company of which 1,065 users agreed to receive family planning messages on their phones.
Delivered by lay health workers to groups of patients, the treatment involves eight sessions of therapy delivered in eight weeks with each focusing on a different topics where the first session is introductory and the last focusing on livelihood skills for those involved.
The seasonal weather information obtained from the Weather Information and Dissemination System (WIDS), an Application developed by Makerere University and Uganda Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to forecast weather indicates that near normal rainfall is expected over the Northern and Eastern Northern Regions.
In its Civil Suit 04/2021 before Gulu High Court, Young Elephant FC wants the court to declare that Makerere University Laboratory was negligent in conducting the COVID -19 tests and order them to pay the cost of damage caused to the football club.
Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year.
But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
Dr. Rebecca Nuwematsiko, a researcher based at Makerere University School of Public Health who participated in the study told journalists that they found that people aged 50 and above took the prevention measures more seriously compared to their younger counterparts.
Moses Byamugisha, the Guild President at the Law Development Center (LDC) told journalists on Friday that the government has rendered activism meaningless to the extent that there’s a general belief among students that for one to be heard they have to be violent.
In the model, Seruwagi starts with an A representing Awareness and goes ahead to say that awareness is high but adherence to preventive guidelines is extremely low. B represents the need for behavioral change messages in the face of high community infections and complacency while deaths, infection and recovery from the viral respiratory disease remain shrouded in mystery.
So far, government is planning the initial about 20million doses to be utilized by teachers, security operatives, and health workers in addition to those that live with health conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19 disease but an official in the Ministry who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity said they are on a daily basis receiving dozens of brokers luring them into buying cheaper vaccines that have not necessarily been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Justine Bukenya, a Principal Investigator of the study told URN in an interview that for mothers, they monitored five variables including contractions, fetal heart rate, blood pressure and temperature in addition to doing a urine sample examination.