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13:26
13:26

Low Oxgyen Killed Nile Perch in Uganda's Water Bodies - MAAIF fish deaths 1 2

According to Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the reduction of oxygen levels in the waters of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga and River Nile were caused by heavy winds and decomposition of sunken plant matter in the waters which reduced oxygen.
17:09
17:09

Internet Access Surpasses 20 million User Mark After Lockdown Mobile money

It is the first time that total Internet subscriptions in Uganda have crossed the 20 million mark, suggesting that nearly one in every two Ugandans has Internet access.
06:27
06:27

Arthritis Drug Proves Effective in Treating COVID-19

The drugs, tocilizumab and sarilumab are anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis by stopping inflammation from taking place.
17:40
17:40

WHO to Receive COVAX Astra Zeneca Vaccine Next Month 1 2

According to the UN health agency, one billion doses of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine will be delivered through COVAX. Distribution of the vaccines is expected to commence to start in February
16:24
16:24

How Viable is Uganda’s Nuclear Power Plan? nuclear energy 2

“Companies that are planning new nuclear units are currently indicating that the total costs (including escalation and financing costs) will go up to $8,100 per kW which translates into $9 billion for each 1,100 MW plant. Currently, Uganda’s annual national budget is $11 billion.
07:29
07:29

Lira Hospital Gets Blood Bank Ministry Of Health 2 4 Top story

Until recently, Lira Regional Referral Hospital has been relying on the blood bank at Gulu Regional Referral hospital for testing and screening blood.
16:01
16:01

EC Officials Train on Handling Digital Tallying Equipment 2

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Kampala Woman MP Candidate, said the use of technology will ensure political equity among stakeholder’s, accuracy, consistency and quality results.
18:10
18:10

COVID-19: MOH Sets January 2021 For National Roll Out of RDTs

The RDT kits are expected to be a cheaper testing option compared to the PCR tests. Each kit cost Shillings 18,000 (USD 4.9) at the production site. The kits are able to give results within 10-15 minutes from testing. Dr. Nabadda says the quick turnaround time for testing will reduce delays in the release of results currently experienced.
17:31
17:31

1,600 Volunteers to Participate in First HIV Vaccine Trial European Union 2 5

Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, the Director of Uganda Virus Research Institute-URVI/MRC and Chief Investigator in the PrEPVacc trial says, the testing which begun on Tuesday at the research site in Masaka is going to be done on a total 1,668 volunteers clustered in five groups ranging between 18 to 40 years of age, who have been drawn from HIV high risk communities in Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.
12:35
12:35

Karamoja Youth Shun Small, Short Condoms Health 1 Top story

Mathew Dengel, one of the youth told URN that although it’s good to always use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, the available brands are short and small for them.
12:09
12:09

Travelers Protest Delayed Repair of Kayunga-Mbulamuti-Kamuli Ferry 2 1 Top story

Noel Muwuluzi, a traveler appeals to Uganda National Roads Authority come to their rescue and repair the ferry to ease their movement. He notes it is a shortcut to a number of people responsible for winning bread for their families.
17:25
17:25

Joint Radio Debates Save Candidates From Hefty Digital Campaign Costs 1 4 Top story

Walter Livings Tooroma, the incumbent Kitgum Municipal Council Mayor who is running for a second term in office says he has been saved from high competition given the fact that politics is highly commercialized.
14:40
14:40

Scientists Launch Tool to Guide Future Use of Ebola Vaccines Ministry of Health 2 5

The tool called Ebola Vaccine 3C Gap Analysis and Dissemination Tool that was launched in Lira is supposed to clearly define conditions under which the Ebola vaccine can be used.
15:21
15:21

COVID-19 Community Surveillance Study Begins in Kalungu District 1 4

Professor Rob Newton, the Principal Investigator in the research survey has observed the need for testing laboratories to reduce the time-lag between actual testing and release of sample results to enable the suspects to establish their status in the short time possible.
11:26
11:26

Uganda to Start Using Bronchodilators, Saliva Tests in COVID-19 Management 1 2

The specific drug which remains unknown will help patients with severe forms of the disease that cannot breathe well, get enough air.
23:14
23:14

New Farming Technology Gives Hope to Fight Hunger in Karamoja Napak District 3 1

With funding from USAID, NaSARRI has introduced six new varieties of sorghum, millet and green grams, their yields have impressed residents in Napak District. This, according to experts, will reduce hunger crisis in the region that is heavily dependent on food aid from World Food Programme.
17:23
17:23

Soldiers Learn Railway Sleeper Making to Support Standard Gauge Railway Construction 1 2

The rails are made out of metals, iron bars and concrete. According to Asiimwe the government needs 110 dollars to buy one bar from abroad but a locally manufactured rail can cost 47 dollars. Each kilometer of a railroad takes about 1660 sleepers.
12:41
12:41

Lira District Given Tents to Accommodate Covid-19 Cases Ministry Of Health 1 3

Dr Edmond Acheka, the Assistant DHO in-charge of maternal and child health says that the tents can accommodate 60 beds. He adds that they are going to boost their capacity to admit more patients especially from within the local community.
10:01
10:01

One-Stop Center Opened in Lira City Lira City Council 4 1

The purpose of the One-stop Centres is to provide important services at a single location and to save time for both the clients and government officials.
18:09
18:09

Lack of Honesty Will Kill Online Shopping in Uganda - Experts 4

The director of technical services at the National Information and Technology Authority, Vivian Ddambya advises the online traders to mind what the market thinks about them, because then, they will have a good image.
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