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20:22
20:22

Health Ministry Accredits 40 COIVD-19 Sample Collection Sites COVID-19

However, people who wish to have their samples tested at any of the newly accredited centres will have to part with hefty sums of money. At Mukwaya General Hospital, one will have to pay shillings 300,000 to get their sample picked and sent to a laboratory for testing
16:18
16:18

Health Committee Decries Stagnant NMS Budget in 2021/2022 Estimates Drug stock out 1 1

According to the Budget Framework Paper the budget allocation to the national medical stores has increased by just 10bn shillings from 410bn shillings in the current financial year. Dr. Bukenya says this increment is to be shared among the regional referral hospitals only and so the NMS budget remains stagnant.
12:32
12:32

Police in Mazinga Arrests Woman who Kidnapped Baby, Strangled its Mother 3 2

Anita Nakanyike aged 37 allegedly kidnapped the baby from Wakiso Village Nama Sub County in Mukono District after strangling Caroline Nakiguli, the mother of the kidnapped baby.
11:11
11:11

CDC Unveils COVID-19 Vaccines Pre-Order Programme for Africa African Union

As the programme was being launched on Thursday, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) also announced that the entity will be facilitating payments by providing advance procurement commitment guarantees of up to USD 2 billion to the manufacturers on behalf of member countries.
08:27
08:27

Second COVID-19 Lockdown Unlikely - Dr Musenero Ministry of Health 2

Musenero told URN that the figures are high and this was expected considering that the country is going through a highly charged election where respect for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is nearly impossible.
07:01
07:01

COVID ‘Vaccine Hoarding’ Putting Africa at Risk- WHO 1 Top story

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa says that health workers and vulnerable people in Africa need urgent access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, yet, the rest of the world is closing the continent out as each country, pushes a "me-first" approach.
19:00
19:00

Gov't Disregarded Human Rights in Imposing COVID-19 Restrictions- Study Makerere University 4

Dr John Barugahare, the Principal Investigator on the study told URN in an interview on Thursday that the government did not consider any ethics when imposing early lockdown restrictions and to date, no deliberations on ethics have taken place.
16:42
16:42

Gulu Market Temperature Gun Operators Abandon Work Over Nonpayment 4 1

Nighty Amony, one of the temperature gun operators, says that they stopped taking people’s temperature in October last year.
10:30
10:30

Study to Examine Effectiveness of Uganda’s Herbal COVID-19 Cure to Start Next Week 1

The proposed medicine, whose components are being kept top secret, will be tried on up to 300 participants who present with mild to severe disease. Although she doesn’t divulge details about the cure, Dr. Musenero says the treatment is a hundred percent natural but will be taken to the factory for appropriate mixture.
09:15
09:15

Police Blocks Odonga Otto's Transfer to Mulago Hospital suspected poisoning 2 1 Top story

Otto was hospitalized on Tuesday where he was rushed from Pader District where he collapsed during interrogations in relation to his escape from police custody on January 6th for flouting COVID-19 guidelines and campaigning past 6 pm.
19:32
19:32

No Emphasis on COVID-19 Control Measures as Ugandans Vote COVID-19 SOPs 1

According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, voters can only access polling stations if they are wearing a face mask and have washed their hands with soap and water. But there were no handwashing facilities at the stations today, neither did they provide hand sanitisers, to help voters to keep coronavirus disease at bay. In fact, even those with no face masks were not stopped from voting, both in Kampala and Wakiso.
15:46
15:46

NDA Fails to Inspect Drug Manufacturing Plants 1

The just released annual report indicates that they only did 92 inspections of manufacturing sources of the 200 that they had scheduled to conduct.
14:57
14:57

Males Spread Cervical Cancer But are Ignored in HPV Fight -Medics Ministry of Health 2 1

As government continues to popularize the HPV shot for girls aged 9-11 years, medics say 96 percent of the population is not aware that males too need to get the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) which protects them from acquiring the virus and passing it on females they are sexually involved with.
12:15
12:15

Napak Launches War Against Jigger Infestation After URN Story 2

Sabina Lokeris, a Village Health Team member for Iriiri Sub County in Napak district, says that since December last year, the district health team together with VHTs have been engaged in sensitising the community to ensure hygiene and smear their houses with cow dung.
22:06
22:06

WHO Chief Warns Against ‘Catastrophic Moral Failure’ In COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Dr Tedros told the WHO Executive Board that “even as vaccines bring hope to some, they become another brick in the wall of inequality between the world’s haves and have-nots.”
17:30
17:30

Cervical Cancer: Private Clinics Popularize Adult Vaccine Ministry of Health 2

According to the medics, the HPV vaccine is vital to adult women between the ages of 25-45 since they are sexually active and likely to get infected with the virus. However, with the high costs attached to the vaccine, many women are likely to be left out
13:26
13:26

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

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.
10:42
10:42

Kyanamukaka Health Center IV Operates Without Anesthetist 2 1

Dr. Katungi blames the absence of an anesthetist to limited staffing levels at the health unit. The health center, which is supposed to have 57 staff, is short by over 20 health workers.
08:01
08:01

Gulu University Requires UGX 100 Million to Operationalise Traditional Medicines Clinic 5

Dr. Alice Lamwaka, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Bio-Technology and Pharmaceutical Studies also the head of the center, says the money is needed to set up a structure to serve as a clinic, buy furniture, motivate staff and conducting trials for various herbal medicines.
20:15
20:15

Ministry of Health Struggling with Shortage of COVID-19 Test Kits 2 2 Top story

Dr. Mwebesa explained that they are currently forced to use more test kits than they have planned for on a daily basis, which is depleting their stocks.
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