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18:15
18:15

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines as Pollution Worsens air pollution

Since WHO’s last 2005 global update, there has been a marked increase of evidence that shows how air pollution affects different aspects of health. For that reason, and after a systematic review of the accumulated evidence, WHO has adjusted almost all the AQGs levels downwards, warning that exceeding the new air quality guideline levels is associated with significant risks to health. At the same time, however, adhering to them could save millions of lives.
17:39
17:39

UPC Calls for Full Reopening of Economy 3

UPC head of Media and Communications Muzeyi Faizo, said that a fully functioning society will support the economy and equally raise enough revenue or income to finance the welfare of the citizens.
17:13
17:13

Kitgum COVID-19 Taskforce Tracing Migratory Farming Communities for Vaccination 2

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, also the COVID-19 taskforce Chairperson, says the move to trace the migratory farming communities is to ensure that they are vaccinated.
15:47
15:47

VHTs in Otuke Arrested for Alleged Theft of Gov't Drugs Ogwete HCIII 4

They were found in possession of Erythromycin, Magnesium, Metronidazole and Piriton tablets, Amoxicillin capsules, Nestatine Oral suspension for children, Malaria RDTs and HIV testing kits among others.
15:46
15:46

Babies' Diets Show No Improvement in a Decade, Could Get Worse Children nutrition

In an analysis of 91 countries, the report finds that only half of children aged 6-23 months are being fed the minimum recommended number of meals a day, while just a third consume the minimum number of food groups they need to thrive. Further analysis of 50 countries with available trend data reveals these poor feeding patterns have persisted throughout the last decade.
07:51
07:51

Amuru Diverts Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Vaccinate Boda Boda Cyclists Ministry of Health 2 1

In the letter dated September 14 addressed to the District Health Officer, Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the RDC directed immediate vaccination of the cyclists in an effort aimed at curbing Covid-19 in the area.
23:19
23:19

J&J COVID Vaccine Found to Offer More Protection After Booster Dose

A statement issued on the company's website on Tuesday on findings from the EMSEMBLE study which has 45,000 participants from around the world shows another shot of the vaccine administered 14 days after the first jab offer 100 percent protection against severe or critical COVID-19, 75 percent protection against symptomatic COVID globally
14:43
14:43

Three Arrested For Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards 1 1

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr Warren Namara, the Director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit said they received information that some people were selling fake vaccination cards each at 150,000 Shillings.
12:32
12:32

Lack of Patrol Vehicles Hindering Enforcement of Covid-19 Guidelines in Kitgum Kitgum Municipality 1 2

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech says two cars used by the police in the district for transporting security personnel and emergency responses have been grounded for nearly one month.
11:55
11:55

Lira Kato Health Centre III Closed After Staff Test Positive for Covid-19 3

Alexander Okidi, the LCV Councilor Lira Kato Sub County says that the closure of the facility situation has left patients to seek services from Adilang Health Centre in Adilang Sub County and Dr Amrozolli Hospital in Kalongo Town Council which are both more than 20 kilometres far away.
09:05
09:05

MPs to Consider Increasing NMS Annual Budget By UGX 100Bn for Mama Kits, Drugs 5 4

The legislators were reacting to a statement by Moses Kamabare, the General Manager of NMS, who noted that the agency needs an additional shillings of 100billion.
07:29
07:29

Mityana Hospital Waits 3 Years Without X-Ray; Ministry Still Looking for a Repair 2 2

Mityana Hospital has spent three years without functional X-ray and Ultra sound machines which are important machines for people with chest infections, bone infection and accidents whereas ultra sound scan is so important for expectant mothers to see the baby and the internal condition of their clients
19:53
19:53

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Limited to Only Kampala Centres - MOH 5 2

Paul Okware, the head of Stores and Operations at NMS says the agency received three fridges that can store Pfizer vaccines at -80°C . The fridges were donated by UNICEF an can store 3 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Moses Kamabare, the NMS General Manager says the agency has the capacity to store a total of six million doses of the various Covid-19 vaccines.
18:05
18:05

Uganda Receives 1.6m Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine 5 Top story

This is the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines that the Biden administration has sent to Uganda. The first, which arrived on September 6, comprised 647,080 doses of Moderna, bringing to the total donation from the United States to 2,321,350 COVID-19 vaccine doses.
17:59
17:59

No Need To Benchmark, Just Go Vaccinate; Education Ministry To Ugandans 2

Several educationists and some members of the public have been blaming and calling upon the government to emulate neighbouring countries that have been able to reopen schools for the learners even as the pandemic continues.
16:17
16:17

COVID-19 Patients Can’t Afford Costs But won’t Leave Private Facilities Ministry of Health 4

Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director for the Private Health Providers Umbrella body says that since the height of the second COVID-19 wave where patients were charged high fees and in some hospitals, and bodies were detained, they moved a daily updates directive for all their members.
15:21
15:21

900 Displaced by Floods in Napak District

Moses Eriaku, the Vice-Chairperson of Aolio Village said many people are now sleeping in the cold and urged for help from well-wishers.
14:54
14:54

Pfizer Gives Green Light for Children to Take COVID-19 Jab

According to the results of a study released on Monday, the Company and their German partner BioNTech say that they gave children aged five to 11 years, a two-dose regimen of 10 μg (micrograms) which were administered 21 days apart. The dosage was selected as the preferred dose for safety and effectiveness in children.
09:53
09:53

Kalungu District Struggling With Unsafe Abortions teenage preganacies 2 1

Dr Daniel Ssentamu, the Kalungu District Health Officer says that their Reproductive Healthcare status report indicates that pregnancies by underage girls below 19 years are contributing an average of 18% of overall statistics of expecting mothers who seek antenatal services in the area; a figure he says is worrying.
09:23
09:23

One in Ten Boda Boda Riders in Kampala Using Stimulants- Study 4 1

The researchers at the department of population studies say they interviewed and tested over 780 riders in four Kampala divisions of Makindye, Nakawa, Rubaga and Kawempe where they would flag down whoever was carrying a passenger or one that had just dropped off a customer.
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