Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the agency conducting the research told URN on Friday that the study is happening at two sites in Masaka and Entebbe.
Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director of St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that overwhelming cases of eye complications in the region necessitated calls for the facility. The most common are eye trauma, refractive errors in children and adults, retinal degeneration, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis, cataract and glaucoma.
It's reported that Obang was speared to death by his 20-year-old son Denis Okello during a domestic brawl at 2 pm Friday. Cyprian Ocuti, the LCII chairperson of Barongin parish, says that Obang returned home while drunk and picked a quarrel with his family members.
Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga says that Ugandans still need to fight for independence from fellow Africans who have enriched themselves by taking advantage of their positions and vulnerability of nationals. He is concerned that national resources are not equally shared, and Ugandans are not free to participate in politics without their rights being infringed on.
Having served as ISO boss for close to four years, Kaka was relieved of his duties yesterday by President Yoweri Museveni and replaced with Lt Col Charles Oluka, whom he had fired from the agency two years ago.
Namujju retained the NRM flag for the Lwengo Woman Parliamentary seat after defeating Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge with 46,491 against 28,474 votes. But Sarah Nkonge lodged a petition in Masaka High Court alleging that Namujju used academic qualifications owned by another person to secure her nomination.
The building which houses the Ministry of Gender offices, Kampala Imaging Centre, among others was initially owned by Simbamanyo Estates Limited, an entity owned by businessman Peter Kamya. The tenants and occupants were informed in a notice dated October 8, 2020, that the building had been bought off by Meera Investments Limited.
The President said that although many MPs questioned why Uganda was building roads in Congo yet it still has a poor road network, the country needs to boost its trade with DR Congo with South Sudan in order to build better roads. He added that the matter should not be discussed in such a way to avoid 'annoying' the neighbours.
But with just five days to the official reopening of schools, the Directorate of Education Standard is yet to issue compliance certificates and inspecting a large number of schools in areas with a high concentration of learners. The exercise began on Monday, October 5, with an expectation that by Friday October 9, some inspected schools, will have a green light to admit students.
The test is a rapid point-of-care swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating diagnosis results within less than 30 minutes. These tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response.
According to medical experts, there is a high risk among large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart. But despite the risk involved, the Friday Jumah Prayers led by Dr Abdul Hafiz Walusimbi were attended by hundreds of congregants.
While the Ministry used to trace and isolate whoever came into contact with a confirmed positive or suspected case early into the pandemic, a model they borrowed from Ebola surveillance, Dr Charles Olaro, the Director Clinical Services says that their contact tracing system got skewed when community infections became rampant.
Simon Mugisa, one of the area residents says that some of the displaced people have constructed raised wooden structures to accommodate themselves. He adds that some are sleeping in the cold while others relocated to stay with relatives in safer places.
“The road to recovery may be long, and it may be steep, but prioritizing policy actions and investments that address the challenge of creating more, better and inclusive jobs will pave the way for a faster, stronger and inclusive recovery for African countries,” said Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for the Africa regions.