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21:43
21:43

Mutukula Border Post to Get COVID-19 Testing Lab as Cross border Threat Increases 4 1

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.
19:23
19:23

Malnutrition on The Rise in Karamoja 2 1

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.
19:07
19:07

WHO Cautions African Countries on Lifting Lockdowns COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

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.
17:15
17:15

NDA Warns Public as Fake HIV Test Kit Circulates on the Market

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.
17:06
17:06

Professional Bodies Ask President Not to Assent to Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 3

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.'
16:37
16:37

13 Discharged from Quarantine Centre in Lira COVID_ 19 5

A total of 30 people were being quarantined at Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing. They included secondary contacts of the COVID-19 positive Kenyan truck driver.
16:04
16:04

Health Centres in Kitgum to Get Facelift 2

The District Health Officer Dr Alex Olwedo says the facelift exercise which will be conducted in a phased manner is funded by government and development partners.
15:26
15:26

Hoima Residents Cautioned Against Self-Medication Health experts 3

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.
14:51
14:51

Economists Advise Gov’t to ‘Go Slow on Loans’ in bid to Stimulate Economy lockdown 3 1

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.
13:21
13:21

World Health Experts Meeting Today to Assess COVID-19 Pandemic 2

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.
13:03
13:03

CIPLA Quality Chemicals to Manufacture ARVs for South Africa HIV Prevalance 1

The Quality Chemicals limited, CIPLA in Luzira has received approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority to start supplying Antiretroviral.
13:03
13:03

Kiyindi-Buvuma Ferry Grounded Due to Submerged Docking Pier UNRA 1 3 Top story

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.
12:34
12:34

Scientists Puzzled Over Low COVID-19 Cases in Uganda COVID-19 Pandemic 1

"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.
11:48
11:48

Mukono COVID-19 Task Force Distributes Mattresses to Health Centres Health Facilities 3 1

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.
11:04
11:04

COVID-19; Africa Advised to Prepare for a Worst-Case Scenario

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.
10:42
10:42

1000 HIV Patients in Kwania Abandon Treatment 2

The 1,012 comprise of 616 females and 396 males. 70,721 people are living with the virus and are enrolled on Anti- Retro-viral Treatment in the whole District.
10:04
10:04

Two Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver Quarantined in Kisoro 1

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.
07:56
07:56

DRC, South Sudan Nationals Blocked from Accessing ARV's at Arua Hospital HIV Aids 1 2 Top story

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.
07:48
07:48

First COVID-19 Vaccine Expected in June 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3 Top story

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.
07:31
07:31

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 81 Ministry of Health

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.
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