Dr. Joel Buzira a microbiologist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) says they conducted a study at Mbarara hospital among pregnant women where they found women suffering from vaginal candidiasis were no longer responding to itraconazole and fluconazole.
Through mobile monitoring where researchers have placed devices on boda bodas around Kampala and Wakiso districts, Nantanda says they have found areas of Rubaga, Kawempe, Bweyogerere and Namugongo to have very bad quality of air, something that badly affects sensitive groups like children and the elderly of 70 years and above. She says Namugongo has had the worst measures among those areas.
This survey which also involved capturing views of parents and care takers on sexual reproductive health was conducted by the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA) where researchers found up to 25% of girls don’t seek any kind of help either from the police, health facilities or local authorities when they are sexually violated.
While countries have laws to reprimand for instance the surgeons or parents who force their children to undergo FGM, these laws only apply within the borders of a specific country and may not necessarily apply in neighboring countries.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the prevalence of FGM in Uganda had reduced and remained stagnant for more than five years at 0.3 percent, down from 1.4 percent in 2011. However, during the pandemic, records from health facilities show that the vice had increased by 56 percent.
AVMI Executive Director Dr. Patrick Tippoo says they are unaware of any initiative by Uganda towards manufacturing and added that only four countries that have not yet started actual manufacturing have been recognized adding that for any country hoping to start production, it not only requires a lot of money but determination and patience.
But, the CDC says that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines take a few hours to thaw and must be administered quickly once they are no longer being refrigerated. The Pfizer vaccine is only stable for six hours at room temperature while a punctured Moderna vaccine vial is viable for up to 12 hours.
The policy, supposed to streamline emergency response services in the country, aims at reducing avoidable mortality, morbidity and disability by ensuring all people in need of emergency care access it. The policy will also provide safe and quick transportation of the sick to hospitals.
Dr Munir Safieldin says that the new funding from the Swedish Embassy is to partly support the Government of Uganda-UNICEF Country Programme 2021-2025 worth US Dollars 400 million which was developed with the main objective of realizing the rights of children.
The development of a Comprehensive Sexuality Education Policy has been as area of contention between civil society, education officials and lawmakers with the latter saying the policy would expose children to homosexuality and masturbation. Now court has ordered the MOE to work with all relevant stakeholders to make sure the country has a policy in two years
In a notice issued in August, the doctors gave the government 90 days to respond to their demands. More than 10 days since the expiry of the notice the new leadership has not set a new date .According to new management, the strike was pushed to cater for planning
The 21 are part of 35 bomb victims that the hospital admitted yesterday following bomb blasts that happened at the Central Police Station on Buganda road and the IPS building along Parliamentary Avenue.