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Soroti Hospital Struggling to Operate Neonatal Unit pediatric ward 1 1

The unit operates in a tiny room within the paediatric ward. The room has three baby warmers, three infants’ beds and an incubator.
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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.
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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.
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X-Ray, Ultra Sound Machines Out of Use in Gov't Hospitals Teso Sub Region 2 1

Sarah Akiror, an expectant mother from Kadungulu sought treatment from Apapai HC1V in Serere district that required an ultrasound scan. There was no scan in Apapai and was referred to Serere HC 1V, which had the same problem.
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Pictorial: How Floods Disrupted Measles-Rubella Immunization in Moroto moroto district

ur reporter in Karamoja says that several other rivers from the mountain slopes flooded disrupting the exercise, especially in Tapac sub-county on the slopes of Mt. Moroto, the home of the Tepeth community.
15:57
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Karamoja Lifestyles Affect Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Peter Kusolo, the District Health Officer says that while the exercise has been running smoothly for children below five years, those aged 8-15 years, could not be easily captured because a number of them were not in school, and could not willingly go to the community immunization centres.
08:04
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Health Ministry, Greenhill Academy Sued over Measles-Rubella Vaccination Ministry of Health 1

According to a notice delivered to both Greenhill Academy and the Ministry of Health, the parents of two pupils accuse the Ministry of forcefully immunizing the two children without seeking the consent of their parents.
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Health Workers in Amolatar Pinned Over Absenteeism, Late Coming amolatar district 2

Dorcus Akome, the female District councillor for Agikdak Sub County, says she has received several complaints from mothers who go the health facilities for either Antenatal Care or delivery
10:09
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Fertility Rate Threatens Vision 2040- Experts Ministry of Health 5 1 Top story

Dr. Betty Kyaddondo, the Director of Family health at the National Population Council, says Ugandans need to plan better for their families. "The way things look now, Uganda will not be able to meet its 2040 goal or even become a middle income country. The biggest population is made up of dependents, children or youths. They are an expense that needs looking after. Instead of saving and reinvesting into the economy to allow development, money is being spent on children. The more children or dependents, the more money one spends,” she said.
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Sign Language Ignorance Affecting Access to Family Planning for PWDs Ministry of Health 2

The health workers say that because of the communication gap between them and persons with disabilities, they are sometimes left with no choice but to let the clients in this category go unattended to.
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Gender Ministry Formulating New Maternity Package for Working Mothers Ministry of Health 2

Nuliyati Nabiwunde, the Principal Labor Officer, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development says the Ministry is formulating a Maternity Protection Package in addition to the already existing parenting guidelines that will have a provision on breastfeeding for working mothers and what they should have in place at their workplaces to enable them to work and at various intervals check on their babies.
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Ugandans in Need of Heart Surgeries Find Hope in Khartoum Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

The Centre named Salam, an Arabic word for peace is the only facility in the region offering free-of-charge, qualified cardiac surgical care. It has since become an immediate option for patients in Sudan and Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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New Vaccine Needed to Control Viral Pneumonia Ministry of Health 2

Currently, in Uganda, the flu vaccine which can offer protection against viral pneumonia is only available on the private market and for special groups such as children who suffer from asthma, those with heart disease and premature babies.
10:51
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Lack of Albinism Registry Hindering Govt Interventions-MOH Ministry of Health 2

Dr. Charles Olaro, the Director of Clinical Services in the Health Ministry, says without a registry, there's little that government can do to help persons living with albinism.
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Makerere Don Decries State Abdication of Health Service Provision Ministry of Health 4 3

Ssali, who is also a Global Public Health specialist, says Ugandan citizens have been turned into clients whose access to healthcare is determined by their own ability to pay, their location and socio-economic status.
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Civil Rights Defenders Courting Health Workers to Defend PWDs Ministry of Health 5 1 Top story

Richard Musisi, the Executive Director MADIPHA, says reports from their group members indicate that many are still finding it hard to access healthcare due to different impairments, something that worsens their vulnerability.
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Poor State of Kalangala Health Facilities Upsets Locals kalangala district 3 1

A patient Rose Nabawanuka was referred to Kalangala Health Center IV, the only facility in Ssese Islands with a medical surgeon, for a caesarian birth. To get there, She needed a canoe boat, but she had become weak after so many hours in labour, without treatment and care. She had also been hit by the direct sun on the lake after sailing about 38 nautical miles to Mwena Landing Site in Bugala, the main Island in Kalangala district. She died on arrival.
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