During the Diocesan Health Assembly, where the level of health services in the area is assessed, Fr. Katabaazi emphasized the importance of providing holistic healthcare to patients to ensure that no conditions go untreated.
Doctor Jonathan Kitoonsa, a Researcher at the Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute-MRC/UVRI, indicates that is still significant to both research purposes and community health for government to continue providing Covid-19 testing services at all times.
Nissy Namuyomba, the Programs Coordinator at MADIPHA, emphasized the importance of the Ministry of Health developing a comprehensive plan that consolidates all services, making them easily accessible for persons with disabilities without unnecessary difficulties.
Masaka District Health Officer Doctor Faith Nakiyimba says that they are retooling the Village Health Teams, such that they can reduce the disease burden in the area, as part of a partnership with the Korean Foundation for International Healthcare-KOFIH.
Dr. Patrick Kasedwa, the Masaka City Health Officer who also coordinates the local surveillance activities says the discharged persons have been monitored for the last 21 days, which are regarded as the incubation period of the virus. He says all the 42 people did not present with clinical signs of the deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Through the EMTCT approach, a woman living with HIV is enrolled on antiretroviral treatment and closely monitored during pregnancy, to achieve viral load suppression, which according to medics virtually eliminates the possibility of transmitting the virus to the newborn child; also referred to as vertical transmission of the virus.
Ronald Katende Kinene, the Masaka City Resident Commissioner and Chairperson of the Joint Ebola Taskforce, says the troubling misconceptions originate from the deceased's family members who still doubt the medical report concerning the patient’s ailments.
Abed Bwanika, the Member of Parliament for Kimanyia-Kabonera City Division says that the Ministry of Health should deploy mobile laboratory equipment to provide rapid testing services on the suspected cases, for effective coordination and timely response.
According to Elima, the deceased was admitted with compilations related to miscarriage and passed on shortly after she was transferred to the Entebbe-based Ebola Treatment Center for further management.
Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at NDA says the operation was conducted in Masaka, Rakai, Kalangala, and Sembabule districts, targeting unlicensed human and veterinary drugs outlets that were earlier issued with closure notices over noncompliance with set standards.
Dr. Richard Kabanda, the Commissioner in charge of Health Promotion, Education, and Communication at the Ministry of Health, says that they are concerned about the rebound of the malaria epidemics despite the various preventive measures the country has previously rolled out including the distribution of free insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
People with cerebral palsy can have problems swallowing and commonly have an eye muscle imbalance, in which the eyes don't focus on the same object. They also might have a reduced range of motion at various joints of their bodies due to muscle stiffness.
Fiona Nakimera, a counselor at TASO Masaka center says the concern of stigma in schools coupled with the negative attitude of teachers has consistently featured prominently during their engagement with HIV-positive students, which threatens their adherence to drugs.
Reverend Father Emmanuel Ssekamanya, the Assistant Coordinator of Health Services in Masaka Diocese, argues that despite supplementing the government in the delivery of adequate healthcare to the community, many of the Church founded health facilities in the area are operating under hard times due to limited budgets.
Dr. Sylvia Kushemerirwe, a scientist at the Medical Research Council-MRC wants the different service providers in HIV prevention and management to establish a direct collaboration to enable them evenly spread across the country, other than operating in isolation which sometimes led to duplication of services.
The Masaka district HIV status report for 2021 indicates that out of 359 new persons enrolled in HIV treatment and care, 17 emerged to be new infections among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 to 19 years old.