Dr Diana Atwine noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania. Atwine says that the laboratory expected in a month will provide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania, to avoid scenarios of positive cases getting into contact with the community.
According to Simon Ondoga a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to four in 10 children currently. He told URN today on Thursday that most of the cases suffer from acute malnutrition, a condition that leads to stunting, and low brain development.
Initial analysis indicates that countries which implemented partial and targeted lockdowns along with effective public health measures may have been even more effective at slowing down the virus. However, if lockdowns are not lifted carefully, all these againsst could be wasted according to Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Africa Regional Director.
According to David Nahamya, the Secretary to the Authority, the manufacturer of the genuine product notified them that they didn't manufacture the product currently on the market as their last batches expired in 2019.
Under the amendment, all professionals will have to pay stamp duty of 100,000 shillings on each of their professional licences or certificates, in addition to the annual membership and subscription fees they pay to the statutory bodies that regulate them or professional bodies of which they are members.'
According to research, more and more residents in the sub counties of Buseruka, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Kyabigambire, no longer seek prescription for malaria treatment, pain killers and antibiotics, a trend which endangers lives and is more likely to spur drug resistance.
The caution comes amid a scramble by African countries to cushion their economies, support hard-hit sectors and provide social support to nationals, amid tough measures to contain the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, whose infection rate has gone beyond three million people countrywide.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that the Emergency Committee meeting will mark three months since members agreed that the new coronavirus disease was an international global health emergency.
Fred Wandera, a businessman in Buvuma notes that their business are hit hard whenever the ferry is out of service. He asks government to explore other alternatives as they wait to work on the docking pier.
"We have begun studies to determine why this is so but we suspect that it might have more to do with demographics of the country where in the case of Uganda majority are young people lease susceptible to the disease," Prof Wanyenze said.
Initially, the mattresses donated by Royikeims Uganda Limited were set aside to set-aside for the establishment of an isolation centre in the district. But following guidance from the District Health Officer Dr Elly Tumushabe, the district resolved that the mattresses be given to the general and maternity wards at the various health centres.
Kate Campana, the Chief Executive Officer of the Access Challenge says that because Most national health systems lack sophisticated respiratory machines and intensive care units to care for severe cases of COVID-19, it is imperative that the continent moves ahead of the virus, and mobilize financial resources to ensure that essential medical equipment is available.
According to Nick Muneza, Assistant District Health Officer Kisoro, the duo are money changers operating at Chanika. Muneza says that the duo was quarantined after their investigations found that one of the money changers conducted a money transaction with the truck driver.
Dr. Philbert Nyeko, the Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital has turned down a request by the ART Clinic to deliver the drugs to their clients across the border, saying it is only the president who can authorise the request.
Over 100 vaccines are being developed globally in laboratories in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and even China. 76 of these are being followed by the World Health Organisation-WHO and six have begun clinical trials.
According to the Ministry of Health, the 24-year-old male Ugandan and 21-year-old Burundian National are under isolation at Rakai Hospital. They had been earlier picked from the community for quarantining having been traced and found to have been in contact with a positive case.