The study is happening at sites in Kalangala, Masaka, Mityana, Mubende, Kapeeka, Lwamata and Hoima but Kintu says unlike previously where researchers were inviting negative participants at risk of infection to participate, this time they will be randomly studying sexually active women from the community who have not done a test in the last six months and don’t know their status.
According to records, the facility has lost at least 41 out of the 77 patients admitted with breathing difficulties. Dr Jane Nakibuuka, a senior consultant physician and head of the ICU at Mulago Hospital says that the numbers started surging at the end of August when admissions went up.
These include places where one can easily get infected; they are not lined and less water from the toilet can freely enter the earth around and do not have a smooth floor that permits easy cleaning. With an approximate resident population of 2 million people, about 1.38 million people in Kampala fall under this category.
Amuriat has been walking barefooted as a signature stunt, following events on his nomination day, when he was dragged to the nomination venue in Kyambogo after losing his shoes in a fracas with the police. He has since then, launched a nationwide crusade dubbed “barefoot revolution” in protest of the indignity meted against him.
Figures released by the Uganda Red Cross Society today put the number of people injured to an estimated 50 from Kampala and surrounding areas while hospitals are reporting an additional 50 that were brought in by other ambulances and by private means.