The training benefited welders from Nwoya, Masindi, Nebbi, Buliisa and Hoima, as well as the districts along the pipeline route, which include Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo and Kyotera.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water and Environment indicate that Karamoja is still lagging at 7.6% Hand Washing practices against the National Average of 36%. The region is also struggling with low pit latrine coverage standing at 21% against 76% national average.
Dr Ezekiel Mupere the head of department said that said six new neonatology fellows will benefit from this programme that is fully funded by the ministry of health to basically teach these specialists all that is there about taking care of babies who are less than four weeks old.
The Uganda Law Reform Commission drafted the Witness Protection Bill, 2015 and recently, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafiire promised to table the Bill before Cabinet for discussion and consideration.
Dr Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital asked all health workers that had lost the houses, to file appeals so that their cases can be looked into by the hospital management.
The implicated officers include Denis Loka Lakony, the In-charge Omoro District Stores and Justine Ojok, a Clinical Officer, who are accused of negligently receiving blankets of wrong specifications for distribution for Nodding Disease victims. The blankets were supplied by Aboja Construction and General Supplies Ltd, a company awarded a contract to supply assorted food and non-food items worth 49 million Shillings to the district.
Studies have shown that while other age groups have results of up to 80 per cent, the rate among children is far below the targets. It shows that only 46 per cent of children aged between zero to 14 years are adhering to treatment and have suppressed their virus to undetectable levels.
According to the 2018 Water and Environment health sector report, hand washing practices with soap have stagnated for the last two years. The report shows that improvement of only one percent has been recorded annually.
The health workers are expected to conduct immunization at 310 sites designated across the district. They will also make visits in 920 private and government-aided schools to conduct the immunization, which is targeting all children younger than 15 years. Children younger than 9 months will also receive the oral polio vaccine as part of the campaign.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said UPF Legal Director Erasmus Twaruhukwa, has handed over the officers’ file to DPP to decide whether they will be tried in criminal courts or force’s disciplinary tribunal.
According to the Water Ministry, access to water in the stands at 68 per cent with 132,322 domestic water points serving over 27.1 million people of which 22.1 million are in rural areas. The records shade a healthier picture of progress across the country with access rates varying from 33 per cent in Buvuma to 95 per cent in Pader District.
Now URA says all goods declared to customs and not paid for within 72 hours will be deemed not entered and taken to the customs warehouse. The owner will then be charged a redemption fee of 1 per cent of the CIF value of the goods in question.