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19:22
19:22

Dr. Tedros Re-elected WHO Director General 1 Top story

During his first term, Dr. Tedros guided WHO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing. He also led responses to the Ebola and Measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which lasted for more than one year.
17:53
17:53

Uganda Has a Long Way to Go to Improve Maternal Health-Minister Muhanga 1

According to Muhanga, while the country has been able to increase the number of mothers delivering from health facilities, a lot needs to be done to ensure that Uganda meets the world's recommended standard regarding maternal deaths.
11:16
11:16

Research Reveals How Bottled Water Could Harm Teeth 1

While the researchers don't discourage the use of bottled water, they advise consumers to be picky on the type of bottled water they go for bearing in mind the likely consequences to oral health. Concern over the effect of bottled water on oral health is emerging globally as consumers shift from sweetened soft drinks to bottled drinking water.
18:45
18:45

Scientists Opt to Visual Art to Promote Vaccination Among Pregnant Women 3 2

URN spoke to Luke Jerram, an Installation Artist involved in the campaign and he said he chose to use fashion design to illustrate that just as clothing protects us from the outside world, whether from extreme temperature, rain or abrasion, so vaccinations create a layer of protection from infection.
10:36
10:36

Doctors Detecting Pre-eclampsia in Mothers After Child Birth 1 1

Dr. Richard Mugahi, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Maternal and Child Health at the Ministry of Health says they have noticed an increase in the number of women who develop the condition after delivery.
09:21
09:21

Striking Allied Health Workers are Impatient- Medical Association Ministry of Health 4

A wave of strikes by health workers started last November when the medical interns complained of meagre earnings and working under harsh conditions characterized by perennial shortages of hospital consumables.
16:02
16:02

WHO Validates 11th Vaccine for COVID-19

According to a statement by WHO, the new vaccine is recommended for use as a single dose among adults and that it was found to have 64% efficacy against symptomatic disease and 92% against severe COVID-19.
14:20
14:20

Uganda Registers Decline in the Number of Mothers Dying Daily During Delivery 2 1

According to reports from the Ministry of Health, 5 mothers who deliver in health facilities are dying. This is 11 women less than the 16 mothers registered in the 2016 Uganda Demographics and Health Survey.
12:57
12:57

Kamya Fails to Appear Before ULC Probe Auditor General 3 1

In his opening remarks in the committee sitting Thursday morning, the Chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi informed the MPs that he recieved information that Kamya had developed ‘excruciating pain in the heart’ and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention, and could not attend the meeting until she recovers.
19:57
19:57

IAVI, Moderna Launch First-in-Africa Clinical Trial of mRNA HIV Vaccine HIV vaccine trials 2

The first study to test this new technology that started with COVID-19 vaccines will have sites in Rwanda and South Africa which are building on recent findings from a similar trial conducted among healthy adults in the US where researchers found vaccination induced the targeted immune responses in 97% of recipients.
15:23
15:23

Ugandans Shuns COVID-19 Booster Doses 2

A number of health professionals interviewed by URN attributed the low number of Ugandans seeking booster doses to the current trends of the disease. Dr Daniel Kyabayinze, the incident commander of COVID-19 Vaccination, says that only a few Ugandans are getting the booster dose because of the number of new infections.
07:04
07:04

Researchers Recommend Scaling Up Food Fortification in New Anaemia Study sickle cell anemia 2

Researchers say that investment in newer technologies and nutrition-sensitive innovations would help the country further reduce the complication which is also among the reasons for high maternal mortality in the country.
15:48
15:48

No Money Was Sent Directly to PRESIDE- Dr. Musenero Covid-19 vaccine 1 6

Dr. Monica Musenero has said that no funds were released directly to the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) for Covid-19 vaccine research purposes.
13:58
13:58

Ministry of Health Concerned Over Mismanagement of Ambulances 4 1

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said that the government still struggles to have an ambulance per district to bridge a huge gap in emergency services in many areas.
13:49
13:49

A Billion People Denied Access to Assistive Technology -Report

UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell said nearly 240 million children have disabilities and denying them the right to the products they need to thrive doesn’t only harm individual children, it deprives families and their communities of everything they could contribute if their needs were met.
07:52
07:52

MPs Recommend Patenting, Clinical Studies on Three COVID-19 Potential Vaccines Covid vaccines 2

Xavier Kyooma, the Committee Chairperson says that although a candidate vaccine was identified, there is no indication that it has been patented, which casts doubt on its identification.
06:58
06:58

Thousands of Allied Health Workers Start Strike Today industrial action 4

Patrick Dennis Alibu, the Chairperson of the Uganda Allied Health Professionals’ Associations who doubles as Secretary-General of the Uganda Medical Laboratory Technology Association, said the 21 days elapsed this morning marking the start of their industrial action.
10:30
10:30

Gov't Asked to Target Youth in Future HIV Prevention Programs 2

Prof James Kiwanuka-Tondo, one of the authors at the North Carolina State University says there seems to be a knowledge gap among young men concerning the gravity of the virus.
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