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11:44
11:44

800 Women in Kitgum Undergo Free Cervical Cancer Screening 1

Betty Lamunu, the Executive Officer of the foundation says that up to 471 women were screened from St. Josephs Hospital and a total of 384 were screened at Kitgum government hospital.
14:35
14:35

Ministry Of Health: We are Prepared In Case Of Ebola Virus kasese

The Health Ministry has said they are on the highest alert ever of Ebola Virus Disease EVD as the outbreak enters the fourth month and case numbers surpass 300 in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC.
17:07
17:07

DRC Ebola Outbreak Affecting Business at Mpondwe Border Post 3

About 10,000 people cross between DRC and Uganda on a daily basis. However, according to records at Mpondowe border post, the number reduced to about 2,000 in August and September.
11:30
11:30

Kitgum Leaders Bicker Over Nodding Disease Relief 3 1

The food and non-food deliveries include 1,045 bags of maize flour, 9,792 bags of bean, 544 blankets, 544 pairs of bed sheets and 544 pieces of two inch mattresses. The items are valued at Shillings 131 million.
18:53
18:53

Health Minister Calls for High Ethical Standards among Medics church of uganda 1 4

A total of 61 students have been admitted to pioneer the new school. They include six international students from Eritrea, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan and Nigeria. The students use Mengo Hospital as a teaching hospital.
16:12
16:12

Suspected Measles Outbreak Puts Abim on Alert abim district 1

Bradford Okori Abura, the hospital administrator in Abim, says that blood samples have been taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute UVRI Entebbe for further testing. He notes that the surveillance team on the ground is investigating circumstances under which the suspected child could have got measles.
07:32
07:32

Lack of Counsellors Hamper PMTCT Activities In Kabarole dr. steven baguma 2

Lack of counsellors in health facilities is affecting the implementation of the Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission- PMTCT programme in Kabarole district. Dr. Steven Baguma, the Kabarole district PMTCT focal person, says that a study carried out in February in the district indicated that there are few or even no single counsellor under the programme.
17:30
17:30

Health Ministry Warns On Repeated Yellow Fever Vaccination unepi 4 1

The Ministry of Health has cautioned healthcare providers against duping unsuspecting Ugandans into receiving more than one dose of yellow fever vaccination. On July 11, 2016, the World Health Organisation WHO put into force the amendments to International Health Regulations on yellow fever. This means one no longer needs booster vaccinations after ten years as was the case before.
16:47
16:47

Medics In Fort Portal Call for Establishment of Sickle Cell Clinic sickle cell disease 1

Medical workers at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital are demanding for the establishment of a sickle cell clinic to manage the disease especially among infants. The call follows records at the childrens ward which indicate that 40 percent of children under the age of five years who are admitted at the facility have sickle cell disease.
11:35
11:35

Fort Portal Hospital Gets Oxygen Plant grace rubaale 1 2

Grace Rubaale, the Senior Hospital Administrator says that the oxygen plant will be produce 15 cubic metres of oxygen per hour. She says that starting next month; the plant will be able to expand oxygen supply to hospitals and health centre IVs in the districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kyegegwa Kamwenge and Kyenjojo.
17:51
17:51

Parliament Lauds First African WHO Director General 2 1

Legislators have this afternoon expressed delight at the election of Ethiopias Tedros Adhanom as the First African Director General of World Health Organisation WHO.
09:38
09:38

Ethiopian Doctor to Head World Health Organisation 1 1

Dr Tedros was elected by the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the United Nations health agency, last night. He becomes the first African to hold the position.
19:45
19:45

WHO Assembly to Elect Next Leader 1

The Question is whether an African will win the race to become the Director General of World Health Organization. The African Union is fronting Ethiopias Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the job.
11:14
11:14

Experts Race against Clock to Quell Ebola Outbreak in DRC ebola drc 1

The first Ebola treatment centre has been established in the Likati General Hospital. Protective gear has been dispatched to health workers and a mobile lab is being constructed and then deployed to the area. Immediate repairs to air strips and telecommunications are also being carried out.
17:03
17:03

Viral Disease Claims More Than 600 Goats in Kasese livestock 1

Swizin Bukenya, the Nyakatonzi Sub county LC III chairperson who also doubles as a livestock dealer explained to URN how the disease is almost eating away their entire livestock. According to Bukenya, the disease has claimed more than 200 goats in Nyakatonzi Sub County alone.
15:37
15:37

African Countries to Test First Malaria Vaccine new malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization-Regional Office for Africa WHO/AFRO announced today that Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine on children aged five to 17 months to see whether its protective effects shown so far in clinical trials can hold up under real-life conditions.
17:01
17:01

Kabarole Yet to Embrace HIV Test and Treat Strategy hiv/aids positive 1

Beatrice Kakyo, a nurse says it appears some community members fear testing for HIV/Aids. Dr. Richard Mugahi, the Kabarole District Health Officer, says in order for the new strategy to succeed, health workers need to move into the communities to encourage people to test especially expectant mothers.
16:21
16:21

WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors patient safety 1

The errors include incorrect medication, insufficient monitoring, accident and communication problems resulting from ordering, prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering or consuming the wrong medication or the wrong dose at the wrong time.
16:02
16:02

River Blindness Eliminated in Kabarole dr. richard mugahi 2

The disease, caused by a worm which breeds in fast flowing water, causes skin rashes, intense itching, skin de-pigmentation and severe blindness. It was first reported in Kabarole district in 1991 and since then communities in the affected areas have been undergoing mass treatment.
11:14
11:14

Guidelines on Treatment of Severe Malaria Still Ignored malaria treatment 1

A survey around Kabarole district found that major facilities like Rwimi, Karambi and Busoro Health Centre III still administer quinine to patients with severe malaria.
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