Jacob Ojok, the TB focal person for Gulu district told Uganda Radio Network that in their recent follow up on those who had dropped out of treatment, the patients confessed that they could not continue with treatment because of lack of food and distance from their home to the health facilities.
Fish maw made from swim blabbers of fish is found in large fish such as the Nile Perch, Sturgeon, Catfish and Croaker. They are a delicacy in China and Uganda’s fish maw is ranked fourth in the World.
Fish maw is reported to be high in protein and taken by surgically operated patients to quicken recovery. It is also used in manufacturing surgical threads, melamine plates, cups and other utensils, car parts and others.
However, the number of new deaths from the coronavirus levelled off after a six-week decrease, with just over 60,000 new deaths reported. According to the World Health Organisations Weekly Epidemiological Update, Europe and the Americas continued to account for nearly eight in 10 of all cases and deaths.
Dr Bruce Kirenga, a lung expert said that for long health workers have been depending on symptoms to identify people who should get screened for TB but with the chest X-ray, case detection rates have increased from 3 to 10%.
They intended to use the vaccines in two rounds, giving each person two shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine, eight weeks apart. But, a decision has now been made that instead, the vaccines should all be used, while waiting for another shipment which will be used for the second jab.
The Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija says the ministries and other agencies want to work in isolation because each wants to control resources, yet this cannot lead to expected results.
One student has lost close to two million shillings of tuition fees to a conman who promised to double it. A police officer says the university police have registered more than five incidents of fresh students being conned by unknown people either by pretending to help them with banking issues or by befriending them and later defrauded through job offer scams and other tricks.
Last year Busia Municipal Council authorities offered a 2.9-acre piece of land to the Ministry of Health to construct a modern laboratory and medical workers houses that shall all be under Busia port health facility at Sofia A village in the Eastern division of Busia Municipality.
Consumed by fear and trauma of what they went through, almost all of them were unwilling to freely tell people and journalists who flocked to their homes on Tuesday morning to stare at them and listen to their stories.
The case, a Ugandan national who had travelled from the United Arab Emirates, was initially admitted as a suspect, at a time when the whole world was paralysed by the pandemic. He tested positive to COVID-19 on March 21, 2020, more than two months after Chinese authorities announced that a viral pneumonia of unknown origin was baffling doctors in the city of Wuhan.
On Tuesday, the victim and her relatives appeared at the magistrate’s court for the hearing of the case. However, they were told that the file was not in court and that the chief magistrate was not available for any court session.
Boda Bodas say fuel in Tanzania is more affordable compared to the cost back home, but Ugandan fuel station operators say the riders have other reasons for crossing the border and are just using the fuel price as an excuse
The Relief and Disaster Preparedness Minister Hillary Onek also the Lamwo County MP says the market vendors in the district had requested the President to support them procure transport means for delivering their products to potential buyers and markets at better prices in Kampala.
According to Odoi in his affidavit URN has seen, unless court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which the application shall be made, one cannot file such after three months after a decision has been taken.