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12:15
12:15

WHO Raises Alarm on Impact of Tobacco industry on Environment Ministry of Health

Dubbed “Tobacco: Poisoning our planet”, the WHO report notes that the industry’s carbon footprint from production, processing, and transporting tobacco is equivalent to one-fifth of the CO2 produced by the commercial airline industry each year further contributing to global warming.
15:49
15:49

Local Herbalists Overwhelmed by Covid Patients in Gulu Gulu City 4 1

“Those who are recovering are tipping off their colleagues and so the number of patients keeps increasing and the demand is high,” Ojara told Uganda Radio Network in an interview.
11:09
11:09

TASO Sets Up ARV Drugs Distribution Points in Acholi stigma 1

At least 87 distribution points have been created in the eight districts of the Acholi Sub Region to enable the patients access treatment during the lockdown.
07:50
07:50

Gulu District Registers More than 4,000 Abortions in Fifteen Months family planning 1 1 Top story

At least 4036 cases of abortions have been recorded in the different health facilities Gulu District over the past 15 months. Gulu Regional Referral Hospital alone received 1317 cases in need of post-abortion care and registered 7 deaths.
12:30
12:30

Study Reveals Health Workers have Bad Attitude Towards COVID-19 public health 1

“About four-fifth of the respondents had poor attitude toward COVID-19 and just over 70% of the Health Care Workers-HCWs had good practices toward COVID-19 especially those aged 40 years or more,” says the descriptive study undertaken through WhatsApp Messenger.
14:42
14:42

Kigezi Clerics: Coronavirus Pandemic Has Leveled the World Easter Sunday 6 1

Bishop Bagamuhunda advised Christians to pray to God as the only source of life and love as they implement the Covid19 preventive guidelines like regular hand washing with soap.
03:13
03:13

South Sudan Registers First COVID -19 Case resident 1

Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in addition to encouraging people to observe social distancing rules.
14:50
14:50

Church Seeks Clarity on Prayer Guidelines after Arrest of Father Kiibi faithful 1

The call comes barely hours after the arrest of Rev Fr Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga from St. Joseph parish in Mpigi town for allegedly defying the guidelines. Fr Kiibi was arrested by Police Officers, working with District Internal Security Officer and UPDF soldiers, early today.
19:06
19:06

COVID 19: KCCA Bans Weekly, Open and Roadside Markets Law Enforcement 5 2

The Minister for Kampala Metropolitan Affairs, Betty Amongi, says only gazetted markets will be allowed to operate. She says weekly market commonly known as Mubuulo are usually overcrowded and bring together traders from different parts of the country, which poses a health risk.
07:43
07:43

Mbarara Churches Fail to Implement Corona Virus Preventive Measures COVID -19 outbreak 4 1 Top story

Dr. Denis Barigye, a Christian at Uganda Martyrs Church blamed the church leadership for failure to implement the Corona Virus preventive measures suggested by the Ministry, which exposes their flock to danger.
12:09
12:09

Suspected Corona Virus Patient Isolated at Kihihi Health Center COVID-19 1 1 Top story

The Kanungu District Health Educator, Kato Besisira, says the suspect revealed to health workers that he started feeling unwell on Wednesday two weeks after travelling Canadian tourists. He says the suspect decided to visit the health facility after his situation escalated and was experiencing chest pain, flue, fever, cough and colds.
12:18
12:18

No Registered Case of Corona Virus in Kampala –Health Ministry social media 1 Top story

In a statement issued this morning, the Senior Health Ministry Publicist, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, says no single COVID-19 case has been registered in the country. He also clarifies that the Health Ministry surveillance teams received an alert from Royal Complex on Friday of a lady suspected to have COVID-19 infection.
14:44
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Schools Cancel Visitation, Ask Pupils to Buy Hand Sanitisers Alex Kakooza 1 3 Top story

Namugongo Girls Primary School and Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja are not the only ones that have taken drastic measures to deal with the pandemic.
08:12
08:12

COVID-19 Likely to Cost Global Economy USD 1 Trillion in 2020 – UNCTAD coronavirus 3 2 Top story

“We envisage a slowdown in the global economy to under two per cent for this year, and that will probably cost in the order of USD 1 trillion, compared with what people were forecasting back in September,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, the Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD.
22:27
22:27

A Quarter of Ugandan Adults Suffer from Hypertension-Study Richard Idro 2

Dr. Richard Idro, the president Uganda Medical Association, says the number of younger people between 20 and 30 years of age with hypertension is multiplying yet most of them are not aware of the condition.
11:12
11:12

Locusts Invasion: Public Health Specialists Weigh in On Impact of Chemicals district 4 7

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.
20:59
20:59

UCI Calls for Vaccination of Boys Against HPV Health Minister 3

Responding to concerns raised by the World Health Organization this morning urging countries to come up with nation specific interventions to counter unnecessary cancer deaths, Orem said they are already strengthening treatment as they have now upgraded from a single radiotherapy machine to three in addition to stocking more essential medicines.
19:12
19:12

Muhakanizi: No Money for Corona Virus Emergency Finance Ministry 2 1 Top story

Muhakanzi said there is no money to manage the Corona Virus emergency once it reaches the country. He said that the matter was discussed in Cabinet on Monday as well as the issue of locusts, saying Cabinet approved the release of Shillings 15 billion from the Contingency Fund for the locust preparedness.
07:24
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Wanted Omoro Man Found Dead in Gulu Patrick Jimmy Okema 3

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN over the weekend that Onencan`s body was found lying in a bush. He says next to the body was a packet of carbofuron, one of the most toxic pesticides which the deceased is believed to have ingested to end his life.
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