Akullo mentioned that some graduates hadn’t completed the requisite five years of training, while others entered the University with falsified documents, posing risks to patients if allowed to practice.
Speaking Sunday during the Diocesan Holy Matrimonial day celebrations held at St. Kizito Nattyoole Parish, Bishop Mukasa, said that it’s really bad to see people who get married in the Church when they are HIV negative to later become positive.
Juliet Twesigye, the examinations manager at UNMEB, says that in response to this evolving challenge and the need to streamline some processes, the board has taken a decisive action by introducing changes to effectively maintaining the integrity of healthcare education in Uganda.
Dr Charles Ayume the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Health Committee said that the flaring that comes with oil extraction will lead to lung complications which need ready solutions provided by a well-prepared and involved workforce. He says that the Makerere University Lung Institute should already be spearheading these discussions with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development but this is not yet happening.
The survey data highlights that out of the total population, 80,257 individuals have limited or shared toilet facilities, 122,391 have access to improved toilets, and 31,816 have basic toilet facilities. Additionally, 275,739 households have handwashing facilities, whereas 4,873 have handwashing facilities without soap, and 6,019 have both handwashing facilities with soap.
Speaking at a meeting held at Uganda Management Institute on Tuesday, Prof Noah Kiwanuka an epidemiologist based at Makerere University School of Public Health said paternity can be determined from as early as when a mother gets pregnant when disastrous effects of such a decision are minimal. Some of the options he suggests include testing the amniotic fluid to determine the DNA of mother and father or doing an autopsy on the umbilical cord.
Under the leadership of Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, a renowned wildlife veterinarian, and her organization Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), conservationists are striving to devise a lasting solution to address these two factors.
Vick Opia, a palliative care specialist in Adjumani, expressed concern about the sharp increase in new cancer cases, soaring from 56 to 203 within a short period. Opia emphasized the need for intensified awareness efforts by leaders to alleviate this burgeoning burden.
Florence Namuyanja the Luwero District Health Assistant in Charge of Maternal Health explained that some of the girls who got pregnant confessed to the midwives that they were impregnated by close relatives, teachers and friends.
Over the years, seven villages surrounding the Barlonyo massacre site, an area which experienced the wrath of LRA insurgencies have been struggling to access safe and clean water from a single borehole shared by the locals and their animals and learners from three learning institutions.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said up to 28 per cent of children who are HIV positive are not on treatment despite the policy to enrol anyone who tests positive on treatment immediately.
The stations, have been installed on each of the seven health center IIIs in the district, and can also be used by the neighboring community. The health centers that have received the water stations include this in the town councils of Kassanda, Bukuya, and Kiganda. Between September 2022, and January 2023, Kassanda, was the epicenter of the Ebola Sudan virus outbreak, which claimed up to 54 lives.
According to Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, Dr. Abiru, a postgraduate medical student specializing in anesthesiology at Mbarara University Teaching Hospital, was found dead while lying on her back on Wednesday.
Dr. Alex Ario, Director of the Uganda National Institute of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, emphasized at the 9th National Field Epidemiology Conference the need to acknowledge traditional healers' influence.
According to the document titled, ‘Protecting maternal, newborn and child health from the impacts of climate change’, very few country's climate change response plans mention maternal or child health, describing this as “a glaring omission and emblematic of the inadequate attention to the needs of women, newborns, and children in the climate change discourse”.