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10:55
10:55

Universities Not Adhering to Covid-19 SOPs 2 1

David Ouma a student of Makerere University says that adhering to COVID-19 SOPs has drastically reduced. He says that even in class, few students wear masks.
07:59
07:59

Panic As Mukono Laboratory Technician Succumbs to COVID-19 Mukono Hospital 1 3

Ritah Nakandi, the Infection Prevention and Control-IPC Focal Person at Mukono General Hospital, says they have severally appealed to the authorities to provide them with sufficient PPE and other related requirements in vain.
07:12
07:12

Fort Portal Health Centers Lack PPE, Not Observing SOPs task force 2 1 Top story

Murungi Monica, the Ibaale HC II in charge, notes that at on several occasions they have been forced to use their own money to buy things like gloves and masks because they last received a consignment from National Medical Stores -NMS about two months ago.
20:26
20:26

Uganda's Child Pregnancy Numbers are Bad, says UN women empowerment 3

The UN Fund for Population Activities Country Representative in Uganda Alain Sibenaler, says children, girls and women should be empowered to have a say on whether to have sex or not, otherwise, there is no empowerment.
17:30
17:30

36 Air Travelers Fined UGX 300,000 for Forging COVID-19 Test Certificates 1

The suspects got the fake COVID-19 test certificates from the Central Public Health Laboratories and Makerere University College of Health Sciences
16:56
16:56

Bullfighting Resumes in Bududa Contrary to COVID-19 Preventive Guidelines 1 1

The bullfights that are enjoyed every Saturday and Sunday gather very many people from Bududa and other neighboring districts to watch something that is against the standard operating procedures set by ministry of health to mitigate Covid19.
13:55
13:55

75% Of Entebbe Airport Expansion Project Complete - UCAA 1 5

The construction by China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) covers, among others, the construction of a new cargo centre, a new passenger terminal building, strengthening of the airport runways and their associated taxiways. It also involves rehabilitating and reconstructing the three aircraft parking aprons. Works on the aircraft parking Aprons have not been completed
12:35
12:35

Luwero District Registers 10% Increase in Health Centre Deliveries health centers 4 1

Nkonwa says because of the additional funding, health centers have been able to renovate their maternity wards, buy equipment and motivate health workers who have in turn administered quality services, which has attracted more mothers to the facilities.
08:11
08:11

Patients Find No Magic in Hydroxyurea; the Sickle Cell Wonder Pill Ministry of Health 4

Medics and researchers said that hydroxyurea makes red blood cells bigger, rounder, more flexible and less likely to turn into a sickle shape. When this happens, sufferers have less pain, rarely suffer acute chest syndrome, might not need blood transfusions and Hospital stays.
07:47
07:47

Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to Reduce Staff Day Offs Alex Adaku 1 1 Top story

Dr. Alex Adaku, the Director of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, says that even though the workers are entitled to day-offs; they will need to review them the duty rosters such that those who have been getting more days off can have less for purposes of improving service delivery.
20:03
20:03

Cabinet Approves New National Population Policy 3 1 Top story

Cabinet’s approval of the policy comes at the same time when the United National Fund for Population, (UNFPA) and the government of Uganda were launching the UNFPA UGANDA 9th Country Programme (2021-2025)
18:01
18:01

TASO Enrolls Back 200 on ART Treatment in Gulu Deaths 1 1

Michael Ochwoo, the Centre Manager for TASO Gulu says several persons living with HIV who could not afford transport at the time of the lockdown were forced to abandon treatment.
17:30
17:30

Luwero Women Shun Free Cancer Screening Services 5 1

Mariam Najjuko, a resident of Kizito zone in Luwero town council, says that she has attended two awareness campaigns for cervical cancer screening but she is yet to go for it.
17:13
17:13

Kumi District Unable to Account for 700 Teen Pregnancies Cases of Defilement 2 1

Sr. Suzan Okwakol, the Assistant District Health Officer, who doubles as the in charge of Maternal and Child Health in Kumi, says they registered more than 1,900 teenage pregnancies between January and September, 2020 at different heath facilities across the district.
14:23
14:23

32 Test Positive for Hepatitis B in Rubanda, Kabale Districts 4

The Rubanda District Health Officer, Dr. Abdon Birungi, says the 26 people who tested positive for the virus are part of about 12000 people who have been screened in the district since mid-last month.
14:01
14:01

Covid-19: Ntungamo Municipality Health Centre Closed After Staff Test Positive 1 1

Dr. Richard Bakamuturaki, the District Health Officer, says Ntungamo has got seven community cases; three local government staff and four security personnel
07:28
07:28

Lira Regional Referral Hospital X- Ray Unit Closed Over Radiation Leakage Ministry of Health

A source at the facility told URN that the X-ray unit was closed on October 15th, 2020 because the radiation from the X-ray machine was exposing the operators to danger.
16:40
16:40

Uganda Can’t Afford Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients - Dr. Worodria COVID-19 treatment 3

Dr. William Worodria who heads the National COVID-19 case management team told URN that they have changed their guidelines twice before and they quickly get obsolete with new research. He says they are currently compiling the list of new therapies but they will not include popular antiviral drug remdesivir which was approved for treatment by the US Food and Drug Administration last week.
15:04
15:04

Two Clinics Closed Over Mismanaging Covid-19 Patient Mayuge

It is alleged that, the victim was first admitted at Rapha medical clinic early last week before being transferred to Pancerous medical center where he breathed his last on Saturday.
13:49
13:49

Swedish Solar Water Boiler Becoming Popular in Uganda solar power 3 2

The ease of acquiring and using the affordable boiler is helping people to avoid catching a variety of diseases
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