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Gulu Regional Blood Bank Struggling to Raise Enough Blood blood transfusion 3 1 Top story

Dr. Sam Uringtho, the Director of Gulu Regional Blood Bank told URN in an interview that they are raising little blood because of the low turn up of blood donors. According to Uringtho, majority of their donors are secondary school students but because of high demand for blood, what they donate is not enough.
16:29
16:29

Number of People Testing for HIV Drops-Aids Commission Ministry of Health 3 1 Top story

Records from UAC show that 10.7 million people tested in the 2016/2017 financial year, 8.8 million in the 2017/2018 financial year and 7.2 million in the 2018/2019 financial year.
13:15
13:15

Worsening Water Quality Reducing Economic Growth –World Bank 1 Top story

The bank cautions that deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas. It further warns that while much attention has focused on water quantity – too much water, in the case of floods; too little water, in the case of droughts – water quality has attracted significantly less consideration.
12:09
12:09

Four Districts in Acholi to Benefit from Result Based Financing Project USAID 1 4

The RBF approach requires that resources are only allocated based on outcomes, unlike the previous system where health facilities are financed depending on their respective levels.
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07:45

Bahati Accused of Frustrating Plans to Upgrade Health Centre II 2 8

In the 2017/2018 financial year, Rubaya Sub-county council approved the upgrading of Kitooma health Centre II in Rubaya Sub County to Health Centre III.
17:17
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Kawempe, Kiruddu Hospitals to Return Mulago Equipment, Specialists Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Director, Kawempe hospital, says they are in meetings to harmonize what belongs to them and what doesn’t.
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17:01

Non Communicable Diseases Leading to Premature Births- Medics Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Charles Kabugo a consultant physician says the situation is worsened by the fact that many especially young people are unaware that they are hypertensive.
15:14
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Medics in Bukomansimbi Concerned over Poor State of Kitanda Health Centre III 3 2

The facility has three small beds with torn mattresses that are used both in the maternity and general wards.
14:03
14:03

Kawempe Hospital to Pay UGX 24m for Connection to Sewer Line 2

Dr Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Deputy Executive Director says that they have requested for extra money and have contracted NWSC to not only connect their tank but to also treat the medical waste before it is joined to the main sewer line.
12:50
12:50

Amuru District to Relocate Apaa Health Centre II UWA

Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer, says the current location of the facility has hindered the district`s attempt to provide health care services to the residents in the area.
07:40
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Private Emergency Care Providers Decry Lack of Training Entity Ministry of Health 6 1 Top story

Joseph Kalanzi, a professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Science, says setting up a regulating entity alone may not be very helpful for a country with an increasing need for emergency care services.
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Kyotera District Probes Presumptive Malaria Treatment in Private Clinics 3

Records indicate that the number of Malaria cases has increased by over 400,000 this year, from 1 million cases recorded by June 2018, to 1.4 million Cases by June 2019. The surge affected at least 65 districts in the areas of West Nile, Acholi, parts of Lango, Busoga, Bunyoro, Karamoja, parts of Buganda, the districts of Amuria, Kumi and Soroti in Teso, and the districts of Kamwenge, Kisoro and Kanungu in Western Uganda.
17:24
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Gulu Mayor Alarmed by Rise of Commercial Male Sex Workers Gulu town 2 1

Alex Okoya, the Labour Line Parish LC II Chairperson in Pece Division confirmed to URN the presence of the commercial male sex workers owing to high demand by working class women like Bankers and high profile widows who normally rent rooms in the outskirts of town where they are serviced by the young boys.
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15:50

Katakwi General Hospital Lacks TB Ward 2

Dr. Opus says TB patients are given masks to prevent them from infecting other patients, since TB is airborne.
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07:39

Mothers Irked by Size of Maternity Ward at Makhonje H/C III 3

A nurse, who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity because she is not authorized to the media, says they refer expectant mothers to Busiu health center IV in case they find the rooms occupied.
09:51
09:51

Budadiri Health Center IV Hit by Drug Stock Out sironko 3

Suzan Kagonya and Christine Nadunga who had come for antenatal care services told URN that they spend over 6 hours in long queues before getting treatment but sometimes return home without drugs. They claimed that they are told to pay between Shillings 5,000Uto 10,000 before getting mama kit or get it from private clinics outside.
14:10
14:10

Surrounding Clinics, hospitals Overwhelming Us: Kawempe Hospital boss Ministry of Health 3 2

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the acting Deputy Director, Kawempe National Referral Hospital, says the unit has capacity to handle 60 babies, but the number shoots up in the said months.
12:21
12:21

1st Specialized Fistula Hospital Launched in Uganda child marriage 3 Top story

Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament, who launched the facility on behalf of President, Yoweri Museveni, warned young girls against leading reckless lives that can lead them to get fistula.
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Experts Recommend National Indoor Residue Spraying Campaign to Eliminate Malaria Ministry of Health 1 2 Top story

Freddie Ssengooba, a Professor of Health Economics and Health System Management, says government should prioritize indoor insecticide residual spraying just like the use of mosquito nets.
09:16
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Union Intervenes In Impending Eviction of Nurses From Masaka Hospital Staff Houses 3

Justus Nsabimana, one of the leaders of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union at Masaka Hospital, says at least 20 nurses have been ordered to leave the staff houses for failing to reapply. He says that they didn’t get any communication from the hospital as to why even those that have been occupying the staff houses had to reapply, something which they referred to as mistreatment by the hospital authorities.
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