Jackie Adure, a businesswoman at Gulu Main Market, says she gets her hibiscus from Kampala at 10,000 Shillings a kilogram and sells at 15,000 Shillings. However, Adure says that the sales always are very low, because few clients know it and how to consume it. She says when she buys 50 kilograms of hibiscus, it can take up to four months before it is all sold.
Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze the Deputy Manager of the Malaria Control Programme said generally they found 50% more malaria cases in the community when they gave the high sensitivity test to Village Health Teams (VHTs) than when they used the common tests.
Statistics from the Gulu mental health unit shows that from March 2020 to February 2021, the number of older persons who sought medical help for various mental illnesses at the outpatient department was highest with at least 177 cases, followed by those with an anxiety disorder at 115 cases.
Its location, as the host of Uganda’s sole international airport, the Botanical Gardens, the famous Entebbe Zoo and as a peninsular into Lake Victoria, gave it a niche, as an ideal destination for tourists to Historical sites, leisure parks, hotels and sand beaches. Back then, a visit to Entebbe came with a breath of fresh air as a gentle breeze from the lake swept through the town, blowing the wind softly, through the clean streets.
Revealing that they are working to secure additional sourcing of vaccines in the form of dose-sharing from higher-income countries, the facility said in a statement that they have so far made supplies to100 countries, 42 days after they supplied their very first batches to Ghana in late February.
So far, the Serum Institute has an agreement to supply 166 million doses to the Indian government, with another firm, Bharat Biotech, supplying 10 million doses. India also has licensing deals with the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute to produce 200 million doses of the Sputnik vaccine.
Dr. Yonas Tegnen Woldermariam the World Health Organization (WHO) Uganda Representative said though the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has just recommended that blood clots and low blood platelet count be listed among the Jab’s possible side effects, they have found the same effects more common in people who suffer severe COVID-19.
The spraying exercise is part of a five-year USAID-funded project in several districts of Eastern Uganda. It will involve the use of Fludora-Fusion, a new vector control solution that was recently prequalified by the World Health Organisation, after being tested against more than a dozen of resistant mosquito strains in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exercise will last 24 days, effective April 26.
The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority of the cases were among females below 60 years of age, some aged 24, who developed clots after receiving their first vaccine jab.
The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to Mulago National Referal Hospital for tertiary care only to be referred back without help. By that time, the dead baby was decomposing and the team headed by Dr Joseph Epodoi, a senior consultant Surgeon conducted a surgery that lasted 15 hours and saved the baby who shared parts with a dead sister.
While Archbishop Lwanga died in his bed last week, as a result of heart failure, according to medical reports, his colleague Bishop Kaggwa died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in January. "It was sudden and untimely, by human standards and it has created despondence, doubt and depression within us," The Bishop of Masaka Diocese Rt Rev Serverus Jjumba said, before asking what is happening to the Church in Uganda.
The Aduku Town Council Vice Chairperson, Peter Otim, says that the influx of patients has exerted pressure on the facility leading to acute shortage of drugs. He is equally pushing for the upgrade of the said facility.
The health centre was submerged last year following the rising water levels of Lake Albert. The floods also submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, store, Outpatient Department-OPD and roads leading to facilities.
Mukuzi says doctors have approached the association with complaints that for one to be deployed they need to part with lots of money to facilitate officials in the district and the National Health Service commission.
This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year according to findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020.