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17:47
17:47

Kasese Health Facilities to Test All Patients who Had Contacts in Mubende, Kyegegwa ebola 1 2

Steven Bagonza, the Assistant District Health Officer-ADHO told URN that the district has re-organised contact tracing teams that will be tasked with following up these individuals and other suspected cases in the district.
12:04
12:04

Katwe Health Center Struggles to Operate Without Staff Houses 2 1

Health workers say that the absence of accommodation and decent housing in Katwe Town Council has also exacerbated the problem of absenteeism.
12:14
12:14

Suspected Ebola Cases from Kasese, Bundibugyo Turn Out Negative 1

Charles Oluka, the world health organisation field coordinator says they have done follow-ups with the respective communities where the 'suspects' come from up to the family level and so far no report of symptoms has been recorded.
09:22
09:22

Security Heightened at Mpondwe Following Ebola Out Break in DR Congo DHO 5 2

The Kasese deputy resident district Commissioner- RDC in charge of Bukhonzo county, Lt. Maate Magwara says they have increased security surveillance to close out all porous border points and ensure that all persons crossing into Uganda use the designated routes and are screened as required.
07:39
07:39

Kasese Residents Cautioned About Ebola Outbreak in Neighbouring DRC 1 2

Patrick Bikansobera, the surveillance focal person for the lake region in Kasese, says the disease can easily spread to the districts neighboring DRC due to cross-border movements. He called for the screening of all persons crossing into Uganda from DRC.
14:09
14:09

Kasese Intesifies Ebola Screening at Border Points 6 1

On Tuesday, the regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization-WHO- said one new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed in Beni Health Zone in the North Kivu Province
15:16
15:16

Kasese Diocese Hands Over Kilembe Hospital Medical Equipment 2 4

The equipment included, an ambulance, beds, oxygen cylinders, artery forceps, generator, sterilization drum, and motorcycles, among others.
09:40
09:40

Kasese Residents Demand Revamp of Defunct Garbage Recycling Plant Compost Plant 4 1

The recycling plant funded by the World Bank project was supposed to recycle garbage from the municipality into organic manure.
07:58
07:58

Escalating Drought Affects Water Supply in Kasese water shortage 1 2

Peter Ebwati, the NWSC Kasese area Manager, says that the water supply has reduced by nearly half from 3700 cubic meters in the last three months to less than 2400 cubic meters per day.
08:20
08:20

Lack of Food Fueling Malnutrition Among Children in Bukhonzo stunted growth 1 3

Jetress Ithungu, the Kasese District LC V Vice chairperson, says that more than 50% of the children in the district are stunted either physically or intellectually due to food insecurity and poor feeding behaviors. She argued that many parents are selling off their food to meet the rising cost of living.
09:02
09:02

Kasese to Rollout COVID-19 Vaccination in Schools as Cases Re-Emerge COVID-19 in Schools 1

Samuel Kabinga, the Kasese district disease surveillance focal person, says that as cases re-emerge, vaccination of children has been identified by authorities as one of the means to reduce transmission and infections in schools.
15:13
15:13

Omudhingiya Kamya Launches Campaign to Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease 3 4

In his brief address during his coronation anniversary celebrations held at Bughanikire Royal Palace grounds in Bughanikire Town Council, Kamya said the sickle cell prevalence remains higher in Bundibugyo and Uganda as a whole mainly because many people especially those intending to get into intimate relationships lack quick access to testing services.
11:37
11:37

Residents Ask Gov't to Fully Equip Kilembe Mines Hospital 2 4

Dorecka Masika, a resident of Kilembe says the return of the health facility in the area has not yet addressed their plight of inadequate health services since 2020.
15:02
15:02

Ambulance Professionals Donate Equipment to Kasese to Boost EMS Response 1 4

Tom Bazanye Kyobe, the AAPU President, says that they hope the equipment will go a long way to reduce the transport cost of ambulance services. He notes that the association is aware that many people who need ambulance services, especially during disasters are poor and unable to meet the cost.
14:20
14:20

Bwera Hospital ART Clinic Struggling to Offer Services over Inadequate Space HIV Patients 1 4

Kule Isemaleka, the ART Clinic Head says for a long time, they have been operating without adequate structures despite offering a service that requires privacy.
11:05
11:05

OBR Cultural Institution Revives Campaign to Introduce Certificates to Curb Early Marriages 4 1

In 2011, the institution introduced certificates that were only issued to girls who are above 18 years. Girls who are planning to get married would have to register first with the Kingdom’s cultural department.
14:37
14:37

Baylor Uganda Boosts Epidemics Surveillance In Kasese 2 3

Baylor has also donated a temporary shelter to host the screening services at Mpondwe border point following the destruction of the old facility when a spirit truck burst into flames in February.
12:40
12:40

Residents of Bulembia Division Demand New Hospital 5 2

Patrick Samusanghara, the councillor of Kyanjuki ward to the municipality, says that the area has an estimated 70,000 people justifying the need for a hospital.
17:38
17:38

RHU Launches Online Platform to Improve Access to Sexual, Reproductive Information 1 2

According to Fortunate Kagumaho, the communications coordinator at RHU, the timely innovation was developed by a group of youth with a purpose of addressing information gaps in areas of reproductive health.
19:54
19:54

MoH Flags-Off Accelerated COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Rwenzori 2 3

The accelerated vaccination exercise seeks to address low vaccination coverage, slow utilization of vaccines, poor mobilization of the target population and handling emerging regional hotspots that continue to propagate the pandemic.
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