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14:56
14:56

Uganda Ranked among Countries that Suppressed COVID-19 in August Ministry of Health

In the category of those that have suppressed, they considered countries with new cases that are less than or equal to 5 per a million population a day whereas those ranked in the low transmission category, they had new cases less than or equal to 10.
14:10
14:10

New Malaria Fund Starts Planting Mosquito Repellent Trees 3

The Fund’s Board Chairman Kenneth Wycliffe Mugisha of the Rotarian Malaria Partners-Uganda says their activities have started with Arua district this morning and that the plan is to initially plant trees around hospitals, schools and in areas where infection rates are over 33 per cent.
12:57
12:57

Uganda Benefits from Africa Rugby’s Solidarity Campaign 1

Among the countries that have benefited include Uganda where the Rugby Union was offered EUR 5000 to purchase food parcels and Personal Protective Gear for players. According to the Union President Godwin Kayangwe, this money will be used to benefit a total of 1500 players, 25 playing facilities and referees.
10:53
10:53

Gov't to Issue Covid-19 Home Treatment Guidelines Early Next Week COVID 19

According to a source from the health ministry, some of the guidelines that have already been agreed upon is isolating positives in one room and allocating a care giver who is healthy and young enough not to be affected severely by the disease if they are infected
20:50
20:50

Experts Report Drop in Detection of Drug Resistant TB Ministry of Health 1

Even as the World Health Organization released new guidelines early this year and countries including Uganda adopted new drugs which take a shorter duration, Adakun says some patients have already started resisting them whereby at Mulago alone, five patients have so far resisted the new drugs.
16:59
16:59

War Brewing Between MPs and Marabou Stork For Parliamentary Space Health 2 1

The Minister of State for Energy Sarah Opendi has raised "a matter of national importance" in Parliament., saying the nesting of Marabou Storks could be hazardous and could bring about zoonotic diseases that people don’t know
15:39
15:39

Uganda Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Deaths

"Our health system is overwhelmed with cases right now and in such circumstances, we should expect more deaths," Dr Monica Musenero an epidemiologist and also a senior presidential advisor told URN
13:24
13:24

Uganda Plans to Use Ebola Drug to Treat COVID-19 Patients COVID-19 treatment 2 1 Top story

Two Indian companies CIPLA and Hetero Pharma that only started manufacturing the drug for emergency use in June following a deal with the original maker Gilead Sciences have already expressed interest in supplying Uganda.
05:50
05:50

Mothers to Children with Cerebral Palsy Battle Superstition amidst Huge Cost of Care Ministry of Health 6 2

Children with cerebral palsy often battle multiple complications including lameness, sight difficulties, incontinence, sleeplessness, seizures, hearing loss, stiffness, and speech problems, alongside difficulties in feeding, among others.
17:01
17:01

Uganda's Health System Overwhelmed with COVID-19 Cases- Experts 2 1

Dr. Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and senior presidential advisor on epidemics, says with the increase in community infections, the country's health system cannot take in all cases.
17:18
17:18

ICU Experts Want Physiotherapists Integrated in COVID-19 Care 2

Already, according to Dr. Bruce Kirenga, a Lung Expert who has been involved in treating critical COVID-19 cases says they have added a form of physiotherapy called proning on their cocktail of care for critical patients.
14:37
14:37

Refugees in Uganda Unemployed, Cut Meals Due to COVID - Report

The findings from Uganda show that due to the national lockdown that was instituted to forestall the spread of the disease and other measures such as the closure of weekly markets, the closure of all points of entry accompanied by the ban on public transport led to the loss of income of 71 percent in the respondents interviewed.
13:05
13:05

Crisis Anticipated as 394 Replace More Than a Thousand Medical Interns Ministry of Health 4

Dr Charles Olaro, the Director of Clinical Services in the Ministry of Health told URN this morning that the new lot were picked from those that couldn’t take their internship immediately last year having applied late and others who got disruptions like pregnancy.
05:57
05:57

Laypeople Bridge Gap as COVID-19 Takes Toll on Mental Health Ministry of Health 4

The Ministry of Health is currently struggling with high numbers of people going to health facilities with mental illnesses. Dr Charles Olaro, the Director of Clinical Services says that Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital is specifically overwhelmed and that they are currently doing an analysis to establish the exact triggers of these illnesses.
22:17
22:17

Kampala Tops in Promoting Coronavirus - President Museveni COVID-19 1

According to President Museveni, the indiscipline with Kampala has led to abuse of SOPs which when followed are effective in curving the spread of the diaease
09:27
09:27

Makerere Fire: Right Wing Burnt to Ashes, Building on Verge of Collapse 1 Top story

The fire is believed to have started between 12:00 am and 1:00 am starting in the left wing before it spread to other part of the university. The most affected offices that were housed in the burnt wing include: the Finance Department, Univeristy secretary office, deputy vice chancellor administration and finance, central registry where , audit offices, pension offices,salary offices and human resource.
16:23
16:23

COVID-19: Health Ministry Says 300 Children Affected Since Outbreak Ministry of Health 1 1

According to the health ministry, 80 percent of the reported cases can be traced back to wide spread community infection that became pronounced in July to date. Children aged 0-12 years old account for 95 of the reported cases while the rest are children aged 13-18
15:45
15:45

No Justification for Continued Closure of Borders - Besigye Covid-19 2 1

Besigye today addressed the country in his capacity as president of the people’s government pressure group based at his Katonga road office, ahead of tomorrow's scheduled address of President Museveni to the country on the situation of covid-19
14:35
14:35

Uganda Records Highest One-Day Jump in COVID-19 Positive Cases 1 1 Top story

This brings the cumulative number of reported cases in the country to 6,017. According to results released by the health ministry today, Moroto, Kampala and Butaleja accounted for the highest number of cases with 166, 85 and 59 respectively. Two new deaths were also reported bringing the number of reported deaths to 63
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18:49

COVID-19 Lock Down: Learners Tired, Want to Go Back to School Ministry of Health 3 1

While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
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