Dr. Ivan Kimuli, the head of Clinical Services at the Institute told journalists at a media briefing that they have been receiving daily visits from individuals with symptoms related to post-COVID effects. Many of them complain of a persistent cough that does not respond to treatment and breathing problems, leading some to rely on inhalers for relief.
This will be the second edition of the assessment whose first edition happened in 2019. The JEE team, in collaboration, with UNICEF together with different ministries within the country including the Ministry of Security, the Ministry of Gender, labor, and Social Development together with national experts.
Dr Kenneth Mutesasira, the Technical Officer for Quality of Care and Service Delivery at the WHO Uganda office says that the ministry needs to adopt the global patient safety action plan from, which they can frame a localized version for the national patient safety action plan to guide them.
Speaking during a Media BioCafe convened by the Science Foundation for Livelihoods & Development (SCIFODE), Dr. Godfrey Asea, the Director of NaCRRI said they have developed an aflasafe formulation, which they have named UG- 01 that farmers can broadcast in their farms to curb aflatoxin –causing fungus.
Grace Kiwanuka the Executive Director of the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), says that the government’s proposal to have everyone pay irrespective of their financial capacity is a welcome move as it will protect the integrity of the fund.
Hellen Namirembe Nviiri, the Director of Population and Social Statistics at UBOS notes that in Karamoja, the fertility rate is as high as 6.7 children per woman, while Kampala and Kigezi, have the lowest rates, it's at 4 children per woman.
Speaking to URN in an interview just after the institute launched results of a study which found very high levels of air pollution in Kampala and Jinja cities, Dr Rebecca Nantanda a researcher said exposure to toxic air leads to producing babies of low birth weight which can cause lifelong health harm to those affected.
While countries have adopted technologies that enable women collect vaginal samples on their own and submit them for testing, Dr Martin Origa, a Gynecologist Oncologist based at Uganda Cancer Institute says they still exclusively rely on physician collected samples.
Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, Grace Kiwanuka UHF’s Executive Director said several of their members are grappling with millions of unpaid debt by patients with no streamlined repayment mechanism.
According to Achilles Katamba, a researcher at the World Alliance for Lung and Intensive Care Medicine in Uganda (WALIMU) who led the study, their baseline investigations found that some individuals who suffer from TB never show any symptoms and continue spreading the infection unaware whereas some individuals who get symptoms fear to be ridiculed and shun health care.
While the sachet of L-Coffee shows that it’s a blend of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans and that it’s an energy booster, the Authority says in a statement that their tests show that the product is adulterated with Tadalafil, a prescription drug for treating erectile dysfunction.
In men, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimated that over 69,400 cases of cancer in men in 2018 were caused by HPV. HPV-related cancers in men encompass penile, anal, oral, and throat cancers.
According to Dr Eva Nabawanuka, an interventional radiologist at the hospital, a surgery is unnecessary for Kasaija with the newly launched treatment approach. All they needed is access the liver using special needles and carefully dissolve the mass.
The Ministry of Health has issued an advisory urging Ugandans especially of advanced age to seek booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine but the numbers turning up for the jab has been low. As a result, some of the stocked vaccines have expired.
Speaking during an event to launch an eight-year strategy aimed at achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage by 2030 by AMREF Uganda on Friday, Margret Muhanga Mugisa, the Primary Health Care Minister, said that even as the bill was bounced back, politicians are still fighting to frustrate the scheme.