A study done by the University of Washington, USA reveals that HIV/Aids killed over 50,000 Ugandans in 1990, a figure that came down to 48,250 people in 2010. The findings appear to differ from a UNAIDS report released in July 2013 indicating that Uganda continues to perform poorly in the fight against HIV/Aids.
The report highlights priority actions like earlier HIV treatment and viral load monitoring in line with new global guidelines, improved quality of treatment, ending harmful policies and investment in providing treatment among high risk populations.
Asked on how many of the recruited health workers have actually reported to their duty stations, Aceng said they are still waiting for a report from the public service ministry to determine the number.
Namara explains that such metals could build up in fatty tissues and reach toxic levels over time. She warns that if such metals are allowed to leak into the environment, they may contaminate water sources and soil.
According to Dr. Patrick Ndase a regional HIV Prevention Research expert with the Microbicide Trials Network, if the sero status of the HIV negative partner has to be maintained then a drug like PrEp could just be the right answer, but the Ministry of health should issue interim guidelines.
Dr. Yusuf Nsubuga Director Basic and Secondary Education at the Ministry of Education and Sports argues that, it is high time head teachers found a way to tap into the new media as a valuable academic asset rather than banning it.
As a member of FTA, countries trade on a full duty free and quota free basis. Uganda as one of the 19 members of COMESA FTA, is exposed to regional markets, where it can export its products and in return get high export earnings. Kyambadde says that with FTA, Uganda has created trade interconnections that have enabled easier movement of goods and labour.
While Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) maintains that the exercise is meant to streamline the industry, there is sharp criticism among boda boda riders claiming that they were not consulted and sensitized about the arrangement.
Morphine also comes from a class of drugs that can cause addiction and therefore its use therefore many medical practitioners are cautious about prescribing them. However Dr. Luyirika says that if the drug is administered for the correct purposes the chances of getting addicted are limited.
Delegates from 10 African countries have been in Uganda to learn the best practices on the use Mobile Vital Record System (MVRS), a mechanism to store data on births and deaths. Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) working with Uganda Telecom and the UNICEF implemented the MVRS in 2011 to ease the process of civil registration when it became unclear whether all estimated 1.5 million births each year are documented.
Uganda could do away with the 2014 population census if the mobile civil registration technology by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is used accurately to register all births and deaths. Bemanya Twebaze, the URSB Registrar General, argues that in developed countries, governments do not require to carry out national census which is costly and time consuming, since population records are updated on a daily basis.