Atuyambe says in a study whose results are expected in November, they will be able to offer some pointers on how pollution is affecting lung health in the country. For now, people are advised to avoid jogging or taking walks during peak hours when there’s highest traffic because the particulate matter is extremely high at those times, and to adopt clean cooking practices.
Now, a team of researchers from the Makerere University College of Microbiology and Biochemistry have recommended to the government to change treatment regimens to suit the kind of virus circulating in particular areas other than giving blanket treatment guidelines, which could breed drug resistance.
Speaking at a meeting to mark the International Disaster Risk Reduction day on Wednesday, Prof. Virginia Murray, a scientist based at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said they have published the new Hazard Information Profiles to guide countries on decisions relating to different disasters that they are at risk of.
The curriculum which was introduced in lower primary school in 2007 requires that teachers use the pupils’ mother tongues as languages of instruction from Primary One to Primary Three while teaching. But researchers found that teachers are largely unaware of how to translate basic scientific concepts yet the same curriculum proposed that science is integrated into themes taught.
In an interview with URN on Thursday, Dr. Joseph Matovu, an HIV researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health said 16% of the girls that were out of school revealed to have started intercourse by age 15 compared to only 8% of those in school.
Prof. Paul Bakuluki of Makerere University’s Department of Social Work and Social Administration who was one of the investigators said men had started unpaid care work such as preparing food, fetching water and cleaning whereas their female counterparts are embracing non-traditional roles such as paying for food and meeting costs of health care.
Godfrey Otto, the Program Director SOS Children`s Village Gulu says that they have currently embarked on training dozens of selected community facilitators on child health care, good parenting, and morals among children.
Today, as he concluded his three-day visit to Uganda, the Rotary International President Shekar Mehta pledged partnership with the government of Uganda to support distance learning through raising resources to procure supportive equipment like radios and televisions. He was addressing journalists after a visit to Makerere University which hosts one of the seven Rotary Peace Centres across the World.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the University Vice-Chancellor, has allayed the fears of the student about the issues of the network. He says that they have installed new servers to support wider coverage.
Maureen Ayebare, a bachelor of Water and Irrigation student notes that one of her course units engineering Art and design will take eight days because it involves drawing and students have been given that time to borrow computers.
In his circular issued on Tuesday evening, the University Bursar, Evarist Bainomugisha said that the senate had allowed continuing students and first-years to proceed with their forthcoming examinations and clear the fees when the new system is fully operational.
Maria Namukasa, a student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences explains that she has found challenges attempting to activate her account since last week in vain. She is worried that she has spent more time trying to activate the account than revising to prepare for examinations.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, says part of the money from the donations would be used to replace utilities in the main building gutted by fire like computers and renovation of dilapidated structures like halls of residence.
The decision by Justice Esta Nambayo was based on reports that the appointment which was made during a pending petition against the process that instituted her to the position was illegal and procedurally improper. The judgement was based on a petition filed by 41 people led by Dr Hawa Nalwoga.
Anthony Ahairwe, a third-year student from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies and resides at Jerusalem hostel in Kikoni says that he returned to the hostel to concentrate on revision without being disrupted.
Museveni said he had launched a full war against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria but wondered why it has been impossible to have a vaccine yet pathogens such as SARS COV-2 virus that only emerged recently have vaccines.
The study comes amid widespread concern that over 80 per cent of the people who develop cancer only get confirmed when it’s irreversibly late. They are now testing the effectiveness of a liquid test or biopsy against the old and commonly used solid biopsy that involves taking a tissue sample directly from within a tumour.