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07:07
07:07

Lack of Field Epidemiologists Blamed for Slow Tackling of Diseases Ministry of Health 3

Dr Alex Riolexus Ario, the Director of the Uganda National Institute of Public Health says Uganda needs to have at least one field epidemiologist at the district level to identify problems faster and handle public health emergencies better.
20:29
20:29

MOH to Introduce Hepatitis C Testing Amid Low Uptake for Hepatitis B Vaccination Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Rachel Beyagira, a Technical Officer on Hepatitis told journalists on Thursday that they are considering starting testing and treating people who are found positive for the disease with data from blood banks showing increasing trends.
10:08
10:08

MOH Extends Mass Polio Vaccination Due to Inadequate Vaccine Carriers Ministry of Health 1 Top story

According to a Ministry of health survey carried out prior to the start of the campaign, only 24,000 cold chain carriers were available in the country. This means that about 56,000 out of the 80,000 teams deployed to conduct the polio vaccination exercise nationwide didn’t get the carriers, which are used to safely carry the vaccines.
09:49
09:49

Data for Over 6M Ugandans Missing on E- COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate Portal Ministry of Health 4

Kyabayinze however, says that they have so far managed to upload the data of three million people who took the vaccine between March when the country launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive and October, adding that their certificates are available.
09:20
09:20

Mak Students in Vaccination Drive As They Agitate For Full Reopening Makerere University 6 1

Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
00:02
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Wakiso Targets 640,000 Children in Polio Immunization Campaign Ministry of Health 3 3

Dr Mathias Lugoloobi, the Wakiso District Health Officer says that the exercise will run in a staggered manner starting with Busiro and then Kyaddondo. He explains that several activities have since been conducted among them training of the health workers and VHTs as well as social mobilization.
16:42
16:42

Half a Million Doses of Moderna Vaccines wasted Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Incident Commander of COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that the vaccines that require very low temperature were taken to the Acholi region in anticipation that people would use them in vain.
19:18
19:18

MOH to Conduct Concurrent Vaccination for Polio, COVID-19 Ministry of Health 2

This campaign that targets 8.7 million children aims to also reach children that have been missed in routine immunisation. By the end of August, the Ministry of Health said that up to two million children had missed polio vaccination, something that is partly attributed to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
17:39
17:39

Yellow Fever Vaccine Added on Routine Immunization Ministry of Health 1 4

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said they are finalizing plans to start dispensing the jab. This will bring the number of immunizable diseases under this program from thirteen to fourteen.
07:58
07:58

Millions of COVID-19 Vaccines May Expire in Stores over Lack of Distribution Money Ministry of Health 1 3

Without specifying amounts, Dr Diana Atwine, the MOH permanent Secretary told an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Robina Nabbanja that at the time of depositing the money to the two procurement entities they had thought they would use money promised by the World Bank which has not yet come through.
11:17
11:17

IGG Investigating Ministry of Health Officials for Misuse of COVID-19 Trucks 1

In December 2021, the Inspectorate impounded the two trucks registration numbers UG 6495M and UG 6646M loaded with construction materials believed to be for a high-ranking health ministry official.
11:10
11:10

Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Halls Remain Closed Even as Economy Reopens Omicron variant 3 1

Moses Oundo, the National Spokesperson of Jehovah’s Witness in Uganda revealed that they are undertaking extra precautionary measures not to expose their flock to the risks of contracting the killer contagion.
16:25
16:25

Frustrated, Unpromoted Lab Tech Earns Same Salary for 20 Years, Joins Strike Ministry of Health 6

He told URN in an interview on Friday that resigning to a payless assignment at the district was after countless treks to the ministry of Health seeking that he and colleagues who hold Bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in medical laboratory related courses could be recognized and paid a salary that matches their qualifications.
13:06
13:06

MOH Lines up 300 Ambulances to Handle Emergencies Arising from Festivities Uganda Police 2

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says while the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic lead to increased road accidents like already being reported in various places, incidents requiring emergency care including domestic violence and alcohol intoxication tend to increase too.
12:44
12:44

A Sub-county where 820 Families Do it in the Bush; to be Fined UGX800,0000 Ministry of Health 3

In his report, Anok said the latrine coverage in the sub-county is still very low with many families running to answer nature’s call in near-by bushes, something which he says is not healthy.
08:05
08:05

ULGA Responds to Alleged Misuse of COVID-19 Vehicles president museveni 2 Top story

In a rejoinder to Achieng’s letter, ULGA President, Richard Rwabuhinga, says that had the government provided local government leaders with vehicles as promised earlier, the misuse would have been probably minimized.
17:59
17:59

COVID-19: MOH Urges Elderly to get Booster Jabs Amidst Upsurge Ministry of Health 3

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference this afternoon that the country has for many months been keeping infections below 5% but with the rise, they have resolved to protect those at most risk of severe disease even as the country has not yet hit 50% vaccination coverage which is recommended for any country to start dispensing boosters.
12:43
12:43

Wonder Injection that Prevents HIV Infection Coming to Africa AVAC 2

The drug was only approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday. Dr. Mitchell Warren told a meeting attended by journalists from Africa that timelines have already been set between the necessary approvals and global access.
15:42
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Diabetes Caused by COVID-19 Treatments Not Long term -Experts Mengo Hospital 3

Nakireka explains that the problem of elevated blood sugars amongst the sufferers was because of some the COVID-19 treatments like steroids which are given for their anti-inflammatory abilities.
13:58
13:58

Mass Polio Immunization Due For January Ministry of Health 2

The Spokesperson in the Ministry of Health Emmanuel Ainebyoona says the national immunization campaign is scheduled for January, 2022. He says the drive will be conducted from house-to-house to ensure that all the targeted population is covered.
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