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18:37
18:37

280 People Died of Malaria in December- Ministry of Health Report

The report, malaria situation update also shows that by January 7th 2020, 280 malaria deaths had been recorded by the surveillance team being reported at health facilities since the beginning of December.
18:08
18:08

Nabbanja Shows up With family, Village mates at Handover Ceremony Ministry of Health 3 3 Top story

The entourage comprised among others Nabbanja’s daughter, mother, sister, brothers, neighbor, village priest, LC 1 chairman, catechist, childhood friend and a nurse from a health center in her constituency. The newly appointed minister took time to introduce each member of her team.
15:15
15:15

Health Ministry Budget Hasn’t Been Cut-Minister Aceng press conference 2

Aceng noted that she isn’t aware of any budget cuts since they have just received the first budget call circular from government, which isn’t conclusive because it doesn’t contain external funding and other sources like loans.
19:21
19:21

Uptake of Annual Health Checks Still Low -Specialists Ministry of Health 5

In an interview with Uganda Radio Network this morning, Dr. Paul Kasenene, a specialist in nutritional, lifestyle and functional medicine said there is still a limited range of things that can be tested for in many health facilities.
18:09
18:09

Kawempe Hospital Hires Six Anesthesiologists Ministry of Health

According to the hospital Director, Dr. Nehemiah Katusiime, the contracts of the new officials started on January 1st and that this brings the total number of anesthesiologists at the facility to ten.
10:58
10:58

More Funding Needed to Control Measles Epidemic in DRC- WHO Ministry of Health 1

So far, USD 27.6 million has been mobilized and used to vaccinate more than 18 million children under 5 years in DRC. However, in some areas, routine vaccination coverage remains low and 25 per cent of the reported measles cases come from such areas. Previous immunization campaigns have been targeting children under the age of five who are most affected by the disease.
15:16
15:16

Rubella's Double Jeopardy; a Mothers Pain of Raising Deaf-Blind Children Ministry of Health 3 1

Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Its symptoms include; fevers, sore throat and a rash that starts from the head and spreads to other parts of the body. It is estimated that the disease is the leading cause of deaf-blindness.
11:28
11:28

Health Ministry to Prioritize Funding to Tackle Disease Outbreaks WHO 1 2

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, says that the ministry will focus on re-enforcing their surveillance system at all levels.
13:43
13:43

Additional Tests Required for Imported Drugs-Uganda Pharmacuetical Society Ministry of Health 1 1

Samuel Opio, the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda says that while drug recalls are common, NDA is mandated to make sure that all the products that end up on the market are safe.
11:33
11:33

Results Rule Out Measles/Rubella Vaccine as the Cause of Death for 5-year-old WHO 2 1

The five-year-old boy was among millions of children who were immunized with the Measles and Rubella joint vaccine that has since been introduced into the country’s immunization schedule. But he, and his siblings developed a skin rash and red eyes, which, according to family members, was in reaction to the vaccine.
13:34
13:34

Health Ministry Deploys Emergency Health Service Providers in Kampala, Major High Ways Uganda Red Cross 1

Emma Ainebyoona, the Health Ministry Spokesperson, says 12 other ambulances have been deployed along highways with areas that are known for registering a lot of accidents like Masaka road being given two ambulances. Two other ambulances are stationed at Masaka and Buwama.
18:44
18:44

Over 30m Condoms Available For Christmas, Boxing Day- MoH festive season

Unlike the usual stock out during the festive season, Kibirige says they planned early this time to address the overwhelming demand on the two exciting days. The communication comes a month after the National Drug Authority (NDA) ordered Marie topes Uganda to recall more than 3 million Lifeguard condoms from the market.
07:57
07:57

DRC Ebola Cases Increase, Ugandans Urged to Take Caution Ebola in DRC 1 Top story

According to the World Health Organisation Ebola situational reports, the 55 cases mark an increase in the number of cases recorded compared to those in November, 2019. An average of seven Ebola cases were recorded in November in four Beni, Mabalako, Mandima and Oicha.
14:00
14:00

Health Workers Clueless in Providing Adolescent Specific Care Ministry of Health 3

The Ministry of Health came up with adolescent health policy guidelines and services standards in 2012 spelling out what a health facility should have in place to offer appropriate healthcare and what health workers should be armed with.
18:48
18:48

Ugandan Develops App to Increase Access to HIV Drugs Ministry of Health 3 1 Top story

Studies have shown that PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99 per cent when taken consistently, thereby providing an effective biomedical prevention option for HIV-negative people at substantial risk of acquiring HIV infection.
14:17
14:17

No Link Between Cold Weather and Pneumonia-Health Experts Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Dr. Sabrina Kitaka a consultant pediatrician at Mulago hospital said the disease which is more common among children but can also affect adults is common during the cold weather.
10:02
10:02

Kyamuswa Gets First Motor Vehicle Ambulance Ministry of Health 3 1

Nelson Kaggwa, a resident of Luwungulu landing site in Kyamuswa Sub County, says the ambulance is a huge relief since many patients on several islands have been struggling to get to Kyamuswa Health center IV for treatment.
20:40
20:40

Gov’t, UCC Sued for Failure to Protect Children from Unhealthy Food Advertisement NCDs in Uganda 1 1 Top story

David Kabanda from Dalumba Advocates, which is representing CEFROHT, says manufacturing and advertising firms are playing on the ignorance of children to make profits, which may leave the children unhealthy.
16:22
16:22

Health Ministry to Conduct Second Cholera Vaccination Ministry of Health 1

The second phase of vaccination is going to be carried out in the districts of Nebbi,Pakwach,Bududa and Zombo
15:17
15:17

Stunted HIV Prevalence Rate Worries Health Experts Ministry of Health 3 1

According to experts, Uganda seems to be stuck at a HIV prevalence rate of 6.2 percent that has remained stagnant for the past four years.
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