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19:29
19:29

Study Finds Huge Difference in Age of First Sex for Girls In and Out of School Makerere University 4

In an interview with URN on Thursday, Dr. Joseph Matovu, an HIV researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health said 16% of the girls that were out of school revealed to have started intercourse by age 15 compared to only 8% of those in school.
17:47
17:47

Mukono Clinic Under Spotlight for Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certificates 3

Trouble for Green cottage clinic started when they issued a COVID-19 negative certificate to Esther Nambowa, 28, a resident of Kikooza in Mukono Municipality on September 23, 2021, for her travel to Dubai for work on September 24. She was blocked at the airport because of presenting an invalid COVID-19 test certificate.
11:24
11:24

851 Animals in Amuru Vaccinated Against Rabies The Big Fix Uganda 1 1

Francis Okello, the Project Manager for the Animals` Program at the Big Fix Uganda told URN that they conducted the free mass vaccination drive throughout Tuesday to commemorate World Rabies day.
08:02
08:02

More Children Reporting for Cancer Treatment 3

According to Dr. Kambugu, they currently register between 650 to 700 new cases annually from between 400 and 550 in the past. “Our number going up every successive year makes me happy because it means the number of patients we are seeing also increases for example 30% of the children who are battling cancer are receiving proper treatment with us,” she said.
07:38
07:38

Over 3,000 Children Miss Measles, DPT Vaccines in Kaberamaido 1 1 Top story

Ejwau, the Oriamo sub-county male councillor, says that his sub-county continues to seek health services from Alwa, the mother sub-county. He says that more than 15,000 people are cut off by rising water levels from Lake Kyoga.
06:55
06:55

Luwero Registers High Uptake of Contraceptives Among Teenagers religious leaders 1 4

Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luwero District Health Officer says that the district data clearly indicate that teenagers are sexually active and some are already seeking contraceptives without knowledge of their parents.
20:02
20:02

Kwania Registers 5,375 Teenage Pregnancy Cases in 21 Months 1 4

A report prepared by police and local leaders from different health facilities across the district indicates that 5,375 cases were registered from January 2020 up to September 2021.
19:37
19:37

Dumping Stinking Poultry, Piggery Waste Triggers Protests by Mukono Residents Drake Lubega 3 3

The Kimbuguma LCI Chairperson Ronald Kasule says about 200 residents staying close to the boundaries of Lubega’s land are affected. He notes they have appealed to him halt the process until digging deep pits to dump the rotten materials but he has turned on a deaf hear.
17:34
17:34

Private Labs Seek Refund for Expenses on COVID-19 Testing Space in Entebbe

The labs that include City Medicals, Case Medical Centre, and Medipal Hospital are each demanding a refund of USD 18,000 (65 million Shillings), from the hotel through its agent, Fremax Property Services and Management Ltd. The three laboratories allegedly paid a security deposit of USD 4,500 and USD 13,500 as rent for the months of September, October, and November 2021.
15:39
15:39

UPC Demands for Lifting of Curfew Hours to Favor Evening Classes 1 4

Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ students are privately sponsored, they utilize morning hours to work, that is why there is need to revisit the curfew hours to enable them look for resources to finance their education, balance work and studies as well as decongesting classes.
14:50
14:50

Kitgum Targets 80% Safe Water Access with New Boreholes water scarcity 2 1

A total of 42 boreholes through the project funded by Lutheran World Federation-LWF is expected to be drilled in the sub-counties of Lagoro, Kitgum Matidi, and Omiya Anyima worth over shillings 200 million.
12:38
12:38

Bushenyi Registers over 2,000 Cases of Teenage Pregnancies in Eighteen Months Teen Pregenancies 1 2

According to statistics from the district Probation office, the cases were registered between January 2020 and June 2021 after the first lockdown was announced by President Museveni following the outbreak of COVID-19.
11:02
11:02

Food Waste: a Global Problem that Undermines Healthy Diets 1

Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten, with households discarding 11 per cent of food at the consumption stage of the supply chain, while food services and retail outlets waste five and two per cent, respectively.
10:14
10:14

Unknown Gunmen Roam Moroto Hospital Compound 1

According to information obtained by URN, the five intruders roam around the hospital quarters with an AK-47 gun.
07:39
07:39

Six Herdsmen Arrested for Violating Livestock Quarantine in Gulu Gulu District 1 2

Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner, says the herdsmen were transporting 132 cattle into the district without any valid identification.
21:13
21:13

COVID-19 Interruptions Hurt Drug Addicts on New Opioid Treatment drug addiction 5

Twaib Wamala, the Executive Director of Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN), an entity that links clients in need of the rehabilitation drug to the Butabika based Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic, says that many clients share Nalwoga’s story as they experienced interruptions and missed treatment during the lockdown.
19:04
19:04

West Nilers Warned Against Seeking Treatment for Animal Bites from ‘Witchdoctors 4 2

Nahori Oya, the RDC Arua district who represented the Minister of Agriculture Animal industries and Fisheries-MAAIF at the national celebrations, while reading Minister Bright Rwamirama’s speech said the people of W. Nile should watch out for wild animals which may bite their dogs and transmit the deadly Rabies virus to them.
17:57
17:57

Uganda Warned Against Ignoring Harmful Food, Non-Communicable Diseases 6

The World Health Organisation says Uganda, like any other country has a right to ensure the people have access to safe food, but that the government has the obligation to ensure there are no barriers that make people fail to access and even afford safe food.
17:40
17:40

Sixteen Sex Workers Arrested for Defying Curfew Time in Gulu City 3 2

David Mudong Ongom, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the suspects were rounded up alongside 20 men found drinking in illegal bars while others were arrested after being found roaming in the city center beyond 7pm.
16:56
16:56

Kitgum Runs Out of COVID-19 Vaccines 1 Top story

The acting Kitgum District Health Officer, Dr. Henry Okello Otto told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that both stocks of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines got used on Thursday last week. He says that the stock out follows an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccination by the populace in the district.
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