David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
While addressing the COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday, Kareiga informed the team that the circulation of fake vaccination cards has been recorded at Lira Regional Referral Hospital. He however did not disclose the number of people involved in the unscrupulous deal for fear of jeopardizing investigations.
Inmates appearing before the courts from police detention centres and remanded for the first time in Kabale, Rukiga, and Rubanda districts are taken to Rukiga or Rubanda prisons where they spend 14-days under surveillance and testing before they are transferred to Ndorwa Prison for remand.
Although WHO guidelines recommend adults should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week, and 60 minutes per day for Children and adolescents, statistics reveal that one in four adults, and four out of five adolescents, do not currently get enough physical activity.
The directive takes immediate effect for staff, and start on October 18 for all other visitors. This implies that all NMS staff, who are over 350 in number, and visitors, who are usually bidders and suppliers of drugs and other pharmaceutical products must present proof of vaccination to be admitted at the NMS head offices in Entebbe.
New data from the UN health agency highlighted how years of global progress in tackling the preventable disease had been reversed since the pandemic overwhelmed health care systems in 2020, preventing vulnerable people from seeking help.