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10:51
10:51

Food, Drug Shortage Cripples Recovery of Nodding Syndrome Patients MInistry of Health 1 3

Dr. Denis Omoya Ochula, the Acting Lamwo District Health Officer acknowledged that the supplies of medicine for patients suffering from nodding syndrome have been inconsistent for the past year.
09:45
09:45

Operations Against Illegal Health Facilities in Teso Hits Snag MInistry of Health 2 3

In most of the facilities visited, the practitioners either run away or lock themselves inside the houses they operate in until the officers withdraw.
09:42
09:42

Serere Undertakes Survey to Curb Malaria Upsurge Dr. Daniel Ogwal 1 2

According to the Serere Acting District Health Officer (DHO), Dr. Daniel Ogwal, six out of every 10 patients tested for malaria turns positive across most health facilities in the district, doubling the national malaria average burden of three out of 10 people testing positive to the disease.
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11:28

MPs Divided Over Decision to Convene National Prayer Breakfast at State House MInistry of Health 1 4

Michael Timuzigu, the Kajara County Member of Parliament noted that the aim of the Prayer Breakfast is to bond people with divergent cultural, religious, and political affiliations both within and outside of government, hence Kololo Independence ceremonial ground is ideal and convenient for all but not State House.
13:51
13:51

Unclaimed Bodies Draining Moroto Hospital unclaimed bodies 3 1

Dr. Stephen Pande, the hospital's director, explained that they have enlisted the services of a local provider to handle the disposal of the unclaimed bodies. Each burial costs approximately 450,000 Shillings, and between July 2022 and May 2023, the hospital has spent over 14.6 million Shillings.
11:19
11:19

Soroti Hospital Gets CT Scan Machine CT Scan services 1 1

The machines that were delivered around April this year have been mounted and assembled in one of the new buildings behind the main theatre. The installation of the CT Scan in Soroti marks the end of long travels to Mbale, more than 100 kilometers away from Soroti for the CT Scan services.
08:16
08:16

Police Given Ultimatum to Unearth Extortion Claims at Princess Diana HC1V MInistry of Health 2 1

Princess Diana HC1V charges inpatients 3,000 Shillings for a file and another 20,000 Shillings for detergents like Jik, powder soap, and toilet paper. In most cases, patient attendants are sent out to buy drugs, including gloves, needed for the treatment of their patients.
08:24
08:24

Name and Shame Approach Raises Latrine Coverage in Atongtidi MInistry of Health 3

A baseline survey conducted by Kwania District Health Officers in June 2022 showed that 3,705 households out of the 5,700 households in Atongtidi were answering nature’s call in bushes. The report prompted the Sub County council to enact a by-law to protect residents from getting hygiene-related infections.
15:35
15:35

Katakwi Family Isolated Over Suspected Ebola Death Katakwi district 1

Dr. Simon Peter Odeke, the Katakwi General Hospital Medical Superintendent, says the decision to isolate the family was informed by the signs presented by the deceased before her death.
16:57
16:57

Mbarara COVID-19 Vaccination Centers Register Low Uptake Of Booster Dose MInistry of Health 1 4

Harrison Kagure, the head of Communication at the COVID-19 Treatment Center in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, says only 288 people have turned up for the booster COVID-19 dose in the last three weeks.
08:09
08:09

New Wave of Theft Hits Health Facilities in Teso MInistry of Health 1 1

In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
14:07
14:07

MOH Blames Failure to Hit Covid-19 Vaccination Targets on Complacency MInistry of Health 1 3

The Ministry had set out to have vaccinated all the targeted 22million people by end of March, but Kyabayinze says they are still struggling to have half of those fully vaccinated and therefore they cannot start enforcing punitive vaccination mandates.
07:15
07:15

MoH Launches Nationwide Wheelchair Donation in Lira MInistry of Health 2 5

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng explained that access to assistive technologies such as wheelchairs, white canes, and tricycles, among others, remains a big challenge for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. She added that the donation is aimed at ensuring all rehabilitative health care services are accessible.
17:47
17:47

Uganda Registering Cases of Extra Drug-Resistant TB-Experts MInistry of Health 2

Dr. John Paul Otuba, a TB specialist working in Mulago's TB Treatment unit, says the main cause of XDR TB is manmade. He says many patients with Multiple Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) and XDR fail to adhere to the treatment.
18:05
18:05

Moroto Hospital Director Transferred to Soroti Over Insecurity- MoH MInistry of Health 4 1

Dr. Charles Olaro, the Director of Curative Services in the Ministry of Health explains that because of the recent insecurity in Karamoja, some of the staff were not sleeping in their houses.
10:06
10:06

Lira Vaccinates 102% of Targeted Children Against Polio MInistry of Health 3 1

Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the District Health Officer who attributed the good performance to strong mobilization explained that all sub counties met their vaccination target.
18:35
18:35

Mother Enrolls Children into Bricklaying to Beat Lockdown Hardships MInistry of Health 1 2

Madrine Namulema joined a local association of clay bricklayers in the area and gradually, she also introduced her four children aged between seven to 13 years to the same work, from which they earned reasonable income for a period of over one year now.
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18:38

Gov’t Starts Mass Treatment of River Blindness Among South Sudan Refugees MInistry of Health 2 1

David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
17:11
17:11

Health Ministry Launches New 12 billion Disease Surveillance System MInistry of Health 2

The system will be able deployed in all parts of the country and will be able to detect future epidemics in the country. As part of the new system, health workers and members of the community will be able to report suspicious diseases early which will then be monitored by epidemiologist at the command center in Kampala
12:16
12:16

Teachers in Lira Embrace COVID-19 Vaccination MInistry of Health 1 6

On Monday, a total of 220 teachers had received their first dose while 151 received their second dose.
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