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09:38
09:38

75% of Infants in Low Vaccine Coverage Countries Face Rising Measles Outbreaks, New Data Reveals 1

“The latest trends demonstrate that many countries continue to miss far too many children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. “Closing the immunization gap requires a global effort, with governments, partners, and local leaders investing in primary healthcare and community workers to ensure every child gets vaccinated, and that overall healthcare is strengthened.”
23:00
23:00

Gov't Weighs Lifting FMD Livestock Quarantine 2 1

Dr. Anna Rose Ademun, Commissioner of Animal Health at MAAIF, told URN in an interview on Wednesday that the disease has been contained following the ongoing livestock vaccination exercise, and the Ministry is contemplating lifting the quarantine this month (July) if no new cases are reported.
16:33
16:33

Grief, Bereavement Care Service Piloted to Curb Mental Distress 1 6

According to Iddi Matovu, a Public Health Specialist at Kitovu Mobile, a palliative care provider that’s piloting the care in Masaka, they embarked on research on how to support caregivers and relatives having realized that many are plunged into agony and sometimes full blown mental illness after the loss.
18:03
18:03

Cancer Institute To Introduce New Technology In Cancer Screening 4 1 Top story

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) will be the first of its kind in the East African region.
20:22
20:22

Rotary in Uganda Launches New Giving Platform 2

To make giving easier and more convenient for more Rotarians, The Rotary 9213 District Governor Anne Nkutu on Monday evening launched the 25 x 25 TRF Relay, a mobile money-based solution.
13:41
13:41

MoH Signs MOU to Conduct New Research Addressing Poverty, Health 2 1

According to Fred Sewamala, a Researcher at Washington University in St. Louis who led the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) delegation, the funding is geared towards capacity building by training young researchers and policy makers to implement innovations that solve health challenges of children and adolescents.
11:45
11:45

CoRSU Opens New Facility Amid Pressure in Public Orthopedic Departments 1 3

Hellen Grace Asamo, the State Minister for Disability Affairs called for funding to subsidize services for adults too saying that people with disability are often too poor to afford basic rehabilitative services, and yet orthopedic departments in the free government facilities are run down.
09:11
09:11

Gov’t Health Facilities Worth Visiting-World Bank Health Sector 1 4

World Bank officials say that the results of their recent studies actually surprised them how much Uganda’s health sector had improved compared to the rest of the region.
09:05
09:05

Nearly 1.8 Billion Adults At Risk Of Disease From Not Doing Enough Physical Activity

The highest rates of physical inactivity were observed in the high-income Asia Pacific region (48%) and South Asia (45%), with levels of inactivity in other regions ranging from 28% in high-income Western countries to 14% in Oceania.
11:12
11:12

Alcohol, Drug Use Kill 3 Million People Every Year- Report alcohol abuse

Of all deaths attributable to alcohol, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including 474,000 deaths from cardiovascular diseases and 401 000 from cancer. Some 724,000 deaths were due to injuries, such as those from traffic crashes, self-harm and interpersonal violence.
20:09
20:09

Koome, Buvuma Islands ART Program Gets PEPFAR Boat 1

The 20-seater water vessel is set to Buvuma and Koome transporting health workers, medical supplies, and commodities to scattered islands that lack access to routine primary health care including HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Treatment Services, eliminating the need by islanders to make long travels to often inaccessible health facilities for HIV treatment.
13:18
13:18

New Report on Antibiotic Development Shows no Innovations Despite Growing Resistance Crisis

Looking at newly approved anti-bacterial since 1 July 2017, 13 new antibiotics have obtained marketing authorization but only 2 represent a new chemical class and can be termed innovative, as they are both approved as effective against bacteria and safe for humans.
06:11
06:11

Uganda Lacking Data on SDG 14 3

Under Goal 14, the United Nations had among others set that countries prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds by 2025, provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets and end subsidies that lead to overfishing.
11:28
11:28

Scientists Call For More Investment As Kampala, Masaka Still Trail In Neonatal Care Ministry of Health 3

The reports shows Uganda’s progress in cutting death of these babies has been very slow. In the last twenty years, neonatal mortality has only reduced from 25 per 1000 births to 22 per 1000 births currently. What’s more concerning the researcher says is the fact that urbanized areas like Kampala and Masaka which should be doing better are among those recording the highest neonatal care challenges.
09:51
09:51

U.S Government Gives USD 1M For Mental Health mental illness

A statement released by the US mission in Uganda on Thursday shows this three year project will be implemented by an NGO Strong Minds where they will focus on building the local evidence base around mental health and development in addition to increasing locally available, evidence-informed, affordable mental health services by training community members in how to effectively deliver these services.
09:05
09:05

CSOs Punch Holes in WHO Pandemic Agreement Proposals

According to Michael Weinstein, the President of a Global NGO Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) the treaty as it is now bails on all the basics of transparency, accountability and equity.
12:50
12:50

New Research Findings Show End of Nodding Disease Epidemic Makerere University 3

Releasing the findings on Tuesday, Richard Idro a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health told journalists that they have also found that the commonly available antibiotic Doxycycline is highly effective in preventing infection-induced severe seizures which are responsible for nodding syndrome deaths.
11:33
11:33

Muslim Health Workers Urged to Use Quran to Contribute to Science 2

According to Lukwago, the clerics are focusing on marriage, distribution of property after death, and preaching against Riba or borrowing charges that are forbidden in Islam.
11:33
11:33

Vaccine Manufacturers Asked to Prioritize Sensitization to Gain Trust 5 1

According to a 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) report, one in five children globally still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, resulting in an estimated 1.5 million preventable child deaths annually. This issue is often exacerbated by misinformation and complacency among parents.
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20:25

UDB Rallies Workers To Donate Blood 5 1

Ariho said some health facilities take advantage of the shortage of blood to illegally demand for payment from uninformed and desperate patients.
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