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09:11
09:11

Ministry To Upgrade Two Health Centers in Kazo District Ministry Of Health 1 3

The Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwiine revealed the move during her visit to the district on Tuesday. She explained that the move is in line with the policy of the Health Ministry and NRM manifesto, which seeks to stop expectant mothers from walking for more than 5 kilometres to access Antenatal Care services.
12:19
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Student Injected with Two COVID-19 Jabs in Two Days at Nsambya Hospital medical ethics 7 1 Top story

Under normal circumstances, a person who gets an AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab takes between eight and 12 weeks before getting their second dose. But, for Joan, a student who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, this only took two days.
07:23
07:23

MOH Fights to Beat Expiry of COVID-19 Vaccines, Opens New Vaccination Centers Ministry Of Health 1 2 Top story

Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Assistant Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization Programme-UNEPI, says that they selected the four centres due to their accessibility by a big number of people presumed to be at risk of infection such as taxi drivers.
16:14
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Uganda’s First Self-Help Book for the Diabetic Outed Amidst Rise Ministry Of Health 4 1

In just 60 pages, the book which features images and illustrations and has been reviewed by the Ministry of Health details what one needs to know about the various types of diabetes, the red flags for one to go for screening, self-care, what a patient should always look out for, and what caretakers should do in case of emergency
13:06
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Kitgum District COVID-19 Taskforce Divided over Money Ministry Of Health 1 2

Kitgum District was allocated 407 million Shillings in July to facilitate the work of the taskforce and implement interventions for the control of Covid-19. The funding would cover expenses on case management, surveillance, communication and risk, among others.
08:39
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Health Ministry to Install Tracking Devices in Ambulances Ministry of Health 1 3

According to the Commissioner Emergency Medical Services, John Baptist Waniaye Nambohe the devices will help the Ministry track the movements of the ambulances, fuel consumption and general efficiency.
11:47
11:47

MOH Pledges Transparency As Global Fund Marks 20 Years Ministry Of Health 3 1

The Global Fund has since 2007 committed a total of $1.7billion in funding to HIV, malaria and tuberculosis with annual contributions to health programmes bigger than the annual health budget appropriated by government.
12:26
12:26

Lira Hospital Intensive Care Unit Lacking Specialists Ministry Of Health 4

Stephen Obbo, the Director Lira Regional Referral Hospital explained that they are operating as a High Dependent Unit (HDU) instead of the ICU due to lack of specialized staff.
15:51
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"Those Who Refuse COVID Jabs Will End In Hospitals or Die" Say Medics Ministry Of Health 1 4 Top story

Rumours and myths surrounding Covid-19 vaccines have thrown some Ugandans into an abyss of fear and mistrust yet studies have shown that current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
20:18
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Luwero Hospital Administrators Ask District To Lift Suspension On Private Wing health services 1 2 Top story

On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.
21:45
21:45

MPs Furious as Minister Fails to Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Date Parliament 4 1

Aceng, and Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine had appeared before parliaments COVID-19 task force which is scrutinizing interventions put in place to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic including vaccine procurement, payment of medical workers and health services challenges, among others.
11:43
11:43

Lira Hospital Expands COVID-19 Treatment Centre COVID_19 1 3

Judith Namirimu Polah, a Senior Principal Nursing Officer supervising the treatment centre explained that the facility is filled up due to the surge in the number of cases. She explains that the extra treatment centre will be located in two tents within a designated area at the hospital.
15:55
15:55

Gov't Warns Against Use of Oxygen at Home as COVID-19 Infections Surge Ministry Of Health 1

According to Mwebesa many patients' condition is worsening because they are getting higher of lower doses of oxygen. He says that instead of self medicating, patients should go to hospital where their conditions can be monitored by qualified staff
17:21
17:21

COVID-19: VHTs to Monitor Home-based Care Patients, Oversee Burials in Masaka Ministry Of Health 2 1 Top story

Dr. Nathan Onyachi, the Medical Director of Masaka Regional Referral Hospital and coordinator of health services under the Greater Masaka Regional Covid-19 task force, says that they have agreed to proactively engage village health teams to reinforce the limited number of health workers in providing the much-needed response and case-management services in the area.
18:42
18:42

'There’s no money'- MOH Tells Nurses as They Declare Industrial Action Ministry Of Health 3 1

The nurses and midwives started a strike over lunch allowances estimated at 70 billion Shillings. This money is anticipated to cater for 26,000 nurses and midwives at a rate of 15,000 per health worker, per day. Currently, they receive 2,000 Shillings for lunch which cannot even cater for a descent cup of tea.
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IRS Reduces Malaria Prevalence in Lira by 15% Ministry Of Health 5 1 Top story

Geoffrey Ariko, the Lira District Bio-stat Officer, explains that malaria cases kept increasing throughout the year up to 33.7%. He, however, says that they recorded a sharp decline in Malaria cases between December 2020 and March 2021 following the implementation of IRS program in May 2020.
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Omoro District Gets UGX 1.2Bn for Elevation of Health Centres Ministry Of Health 1

Douglas Okello Peter, the Secretary of Health says that the elevation will improve health services in the community.
12:29
12:29

Adherence to Covid-19 SOPs Improves at Mutukula Border Ministry Of Health 1 2

Several shops, operators of food-eating joints, money changers at both sides of the border are now operating with water points placed at their entrances; to enable people to wash their hands before entering.
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Tanzania Needs to Scale Up Public Health Measures Against COVID - WHO Ministry Of Health 1

According to the WHO, Tanzania needs to start implementing public health measures and also prepare for vaccination against COVID-19 since cases and deaths are being reported
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17:08

Male Sex Workers Hesitant To Test for HIV, Syphilis - Study Ministry Of Health 3

According to Richard Muhindo, the Principal investigator on the study in which researchers assessed 240 female and 100 male sex workers from Kampala and Mbarara, even as these males are not seeking testing services they are also not using condoms in their encounters. He says the respondents were asked about their last sexual encounter and test for syphilis and HIV and they found whereas 85% of women acknowledged using condoms at the last sexual encounter, only 34% of males used protection.
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