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11:41
11:41

Residents Cautioned Against Self-medication As Red Eye Hits Pakwach 1 2

Fuathum Judith Kigezi, the Pakwach Environmental Health Officer discloses that several health facilities have continued to receive increasing cases of Red Eye disease among the community members including learners.
16:00
16:00

Experts Blame Malaria As Infant Mortality Shoots Up in West Nile public health 1 3

The latest Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) report for 2022 reveals that the infant mortality rate in the West Nile region is 54.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, the highest in the country.
11:39
11:39

13 Suspected Red Eye Cases Reported in Arua City Schools Ministry of Health 1

Dr. Pontius Apangu, the principal health officer for Arua City explains that the suspected cases now under isolation are from Arua Technical Institute Ragem, and that they have also received alerts in some schools in Tanganyika ward, Arua Central.
12:43
12:43

Half of the Population in Yumbe Lacks Access to Safe Water 3 1

Bernard Magara, the District Water Officer, highlights the disproportionate impact on women and children, who bear the brunt of inadequate access to safe water.
10:05
10:05

VHTs in Obongi Demand Payment of Allowances 5 1

Ramadhan Longa, one of the affected VHTs in Obongi Town Council explains that most of the VHTs received partial payment of 296,000 Shillings, which is far below the 528,000 Shillings they were entitled to.
11:33
11:33

Suspected Measles Kills Two Children in Koboko 3

Koboko District Secretary for Health and Education Isaac Todoko explains that the children, both below five years died after developing skin rash, cough, fever, sore throat and white spots inside the mouth.
10:19
10:19

Terego District Battles Suspected Chicken Pox Outbreak 4 1

Oresto Butele, an elder in Fokovu cell in Aaa Ward, Leju Town council says that several affected families have resorted to using local herbs such as eucalyptus and orange leaves to manage the illness since most of them lack proper knowledge about the skin disease.
11:20
11:20

Suspected Black Quarter Disease Kills Cattle in Terego 3 1

The most hit areas are Eretpea, Kulua, and Odravu villages in Ejoni Parish Uriama sub-county and parts of Leju Town council.
15:22
15:22

Zombo District Struggles to Return Teenage Mothers to School Teenage pregnancy 1 2

According to information obtained from the district education department, the most affected schools are those located along the Uganda-DR Congo border where over 30 girls reportedly fled to DRC after conceiving over the past year.
12:50
12:50

Leaders Demand Rhino Camp Health Center IV Turned Into Hospital Ministry of Health 1 3

Dr. Caesar Dravu, the in charge of Rhino camp health center IV explains that with the help of the local leaders, they last year secured additional land for the facility which can now host a district hospital.
11:06
11:06

Pakwach District Battles Surge in Bilharzia Cases Ministry of Health 1 2

Statistics from the district health department indicate that 7 out of 10 individuals seeking medical services at health facilities within the district test positive for bilharzia disease.
15:35
15:35

Arua City Registers Fresh Measles Cases Ministry of Health 1 1 Top story

Geoffrey Adiga, the Arua City Disease Surveillance Focal Person, says that the affected children are now undergoing medical attention. Adiga emphasized the importance of completing the immunization cycle.
12:10
12:10

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Adjumani District 1

Adjumani District Health Officer Dr. Dominic Drametu explains that the cases are among asylum seekers from Sudan’s capital in Khartoum who crossed to Uganda at Elegu border point of entry on Sunday.
11:16
11:16

Poor Roads Hinder Indoor Residual Spraying in Madi Okollo 1 3

In November, the district health department in partnership with the Ministry of Health rolled out the Indoor Residual spraying exercise to reduce the high malaria burden in the area.
13:07
13:07

Upsurge in Cancer Cases Worries Madi Leaders 3

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.
14:36
14:36

Zombo Uses HIV Positive Teenagers As Peer Educators in HIV/Aids Fight 1 2

The initiative comes at a time when the number of people living with HIV/AIDS hits over 4,000 according to information obtained from the Forum.
13:26
13:26

Over 30 Arrested in Anti-Shisha Operation in Arua 1

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police spokesperson, explained that the operation spanned bars and social venues within Swalia cell, Baruku cell, and Junior Quarters in Arua Central Division.
09:54
09:54

Police Probes Theft of Gov’t Drugs Worth UGX 3.7Million

A report from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) revealed the disappearance of vital drugs and supplies, delivered by the National Medical Stores on October 11, 2023, under puzzling circumstances.
12:40
12:40

Nebbi District Seeks Land to Upgrade Erussi Health Center 2

The Ministry of Health directed the district to expand the facility, currently situated on 1.5 acres of land, in compliance with a presidential commitment made during the 2011 general elections to upgrade the health center.
08:13
08:13

Pakwach Receives Over 133,000 Mosquito Nets to Fight Malaria 1 2

Furthermore, malaria remains the top cause of Morbidity in Children of less than 5 years representing 10.55%, according to information from the District Health Office.
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