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Uganda Advised to Address Blood Clots Associated with COVID-19 Vaccines WHO 1

As a result of being associated with blood clots, several European countries have halted the use of the said vaccines. However, in light of the limited supply of the vaccines, the World Health Organisation country representative to Uganda, Dr Yonas Woldermariam has called upon the government not to take the same route.
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Kwania, Alebtong Register Low Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr. Tonny Odung, the Alebtong District Health Officer blamed the poor uptake of the vaccine on people spreading negative information about the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that is being used. He has asked the targeted frontline workers to disregard all the misinformation, saying the vaccine is safe.
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Approved National Health Insurance Bill Doesn't Favour All Ugandans-Dr. Aceng Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

According to the minister of health, the bill which was passed does not address concerns raised by stakeholders. She says the bill needed to be withdrawn and revised so that concerns relating to who contributes to the scheme and collects monies are addressed
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Makerere Hospital not Struggling with COVID -19 Vaccination Uptake - Prof. Byamugisha Ministry of Health 4

When URN visited the Makerere University hospital based vaccination center on Wednesday, they had already depleted their doses and were only now entering complete data before they could open up for a new target audience.
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UVRI Checks Efficacy of Point of Care Test in Detecting Viral Load in HIV Positive Children Ministry of Health 2 1

Viral load testing according to experts is crucial in the treatment of HIV as it helps in making treatment decisions which in the end help the patient to suppress the virus and improve their quality of life.
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Gov’t Rejects Demands to Lift Curfew Parliament 1 5

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the curfew will be maintained despite calls by members of Parliament to have it lifted.
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Amuru RDC Orders Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontline Workers Amuru District 1 2

In March, the district health department was the first to receive 3,000 dozes of the AstraZenica vaccine from the Ministry of Health targeting 486 registered health workers but only 10 of them have been vaccinated since then.
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MOH Struggles to hit Hepatitis Testing Targets, Turns to Antenatal to Catch Women Ministry of Health 5 1

Dr. Racheal Beyagira, the Technical Officer on Hepatitis in the Ministry says the 5.6 million accounts for 35% of their target, adding that over 40% of those tested came out positive.
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Elegu Residents Appeal for Massive COVID-19 Test IGAD 2 1

Jackline Atim, a resident of Lorikor West in Elegu town council says the drivers and residents were freely mixing and interacting without observing the standard operating procedures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 which includes face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing among others.
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MOH Recommends Use of High Sensitivity RDT in Detecting Malaria in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze the Deputy Manager of the Malaria Control Programme said generally they found 50% more malaria cases in the community when they gave the high sensitivity test to Village Health Teams (VHTs) than when they used the common tests.
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Second Phase of Indoor Residual Spraying Due to Start in Serere USAID 1 1

The spraying exercise is part of a five-year USAID-funded project in several districts of Eastern Uganda. It will involve the use of Fludora-Fusion, a new vector control solution that was recently prequalified by the World Health Organisation, after being tested against more than a dozen of resistant mosquito strains in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exercise will last 24 days, effective April 26.
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Medicines Agency Adds Blood Clots on Possible Effects of AstraZeneca Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine 1 Top story

The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority of the cases were among females below 60 years of age, some aged 24, who developed clots after receiving their first vaccine jab.
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Residents Demand Upgrade of Aduku Health Center IV Ministry of Health 2

The Aduku Town Council Vice Chairperson, Peter Otim, says that the influx of patients has exerted pressure on the facility leading to acute shortage of drugs. He is equally pushing for the upgrade of the said facility.
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Medics Attribute Low Staffing Levels in Referral Hospitals to Corruption Ministry of Health 4

Mukuzi says doctors have approached the association with complaints that for one to be deployed they need to part with lots of money to facilitate officials in the district and the National Health Service commission.
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Lira District Leaders Bothered by Rising Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Ministry of Health 2

This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year according to findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020.
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Donated COVID-19 Cash to be Used to set up Blood Banks - Atwine COVID-19 Donations 2

Rubbishing claims that the money couldn’t be accounted for, Atwiine said part of the money will be used to set up hotel structures at border points which will serve as health worker accommodation facilities and that some of the money will be used to construct blood banks in Arua and Soroti districts.
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Public Reluctant to Wear Masks Citing Inconveniences Ministry of Health 3

The trend comes amidst calls from health experts urging the public to keep overserving Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) including wearing of masks amid fears of a second wave of Coronavirus infections.
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High Number of Teenagers Dying due to Abortion Complications-MOH Ministry of Health 2

Four out of every 10 maternal deaths recorded in the country are of teenagers who succumb to abortion-related complications, according to the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report of 2019/2020 compiled by the health ministry.
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Upgrade of Angetta, Awei Health Center IIs Stalls Ministry of Health 1

In May 2018, Alebtong district received Shillings 1 billion from the World Bank for the upgrade of the two Health Center to HCIII's under the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program for Results- IFTPR, intended to improve health service delivery to the community. The district contracted Otada Holdings Company Limited to undertake the works.
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Researchers Embark on Another PrEP Study Ministry of Health 4 1

Dr Gatti Brenda Mirembe, the principal investigator on the study says that HIV negative women at high risk of HIV infection will be enrolled on a monthly pill to evaluate its effectiveness and safety in protecting them from acquiring the virus.
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