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15:31
15:31

Cabinet Approves National Health Insurance Scheme Bill 3 1 Top story

Sarah Byakika, the Commissioner Planning, Financing and Policy in the Health Ministry, says the scheme will ensure that residents have access to equitable, affordable and quality healthcare services.
09:56
09:56

Ebola Preparedness Still Low in Kampala ebola in uganda 1 3 Top story

“If you want, I can press for you and you get some. It will keep your hands clean,” she told URN. There was no hand washing facilities or sanitizers at Imperial Royale Hotel. The head of marketing, Jim Kasavubu, said they don’t have plans to install such facilities since they will cause panic and scare aware their customers.
07:45
07:45

Refugee Mothers Embrace Kitchen Gardening to Curb Malnutrition 2 2 Top story

Rachael Kitimbo Kayemba, a Nutritionist with Medical Teams International– MTI told URN that expert mothers help to train other families in the community to curb malnutrition and refer affected children to health workers.
13:32
13:32

Kabarole Needs UGX 2.7bn for Family Planning Services Kabarole District 1 1

According to the District Health Officer - DHO, Dr Solomon Asiimwe, the district has a high teenage pregnancy rate of 25.6 per cent and a fertility rate of 7.8 per cent which is way above the national fertility rate of 5.4 per cent.
11:51
11:51

Bunyoro Leaders Demand More Ebola Screening Centers 6

Dr. Joseph Ruyonga, the Hoima District Health Officer says they have engaged the Health Ministry and World Health organization-WHO to support them with more logistics to establish more screening centers more especially in Hoima district.
11:11
11:11

100 Children Undergo Free Surgery in Fort Portal 3 1

Children with fractures, rickets, knee deformities, bone infections, club foot were treated by a team of orthopaedics led by Dr Tito Bayeza, who is also the Tooro Kingdom Health Minister
09:56
09:56

NDA Closes 149 illegal Drug Shops 5

The officials also impounded 146 boxes of assorted human and animal drugs estimated at 68 million shillings.
18:21
18:21

Two Killed, Scores Injured in Mabira Accident 2

According to the Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson Hellen Butoto, a trailer knocked dead two men travelling on a boda-boda motorcycle before driving off.
16:03
16:03

Masaka Hospital Struggles to Treat Hydrocephalus 3

Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when high volume of cerebrospinal fluids accumulate in the brain cavities, causing the swelling of the skull and the head. The condition commonly occurs in infants.
15:23
15:23

Police in Pakwach Block Traditional Dance Festival over Ebola Threat 2

The Traditional Dance is a much loved traditional entertainment among the Alur people and it is also a social gathering which unites the local people to appreciate their Traditional Heritage.
13:40
13:40

More Refugees Opting for Cash Assistance-WFP 4 1

As of June 2019, WFP Uganda provided monthly unconditional, unrestricted cash transfers to around 360,000 refugees in eight settlements that include; Adjumani, Rhino, Kiryandongo, Lobule, Kyaka II, Rwamwanja, Kyangwali and Nakivale.
13:11
13:11

Sewage Spill Pollutes Mbale Town 5

Ambrose Shilimi, the Head Teacher Covenant nursery and primary school says that during the rainy season, the sewerage spills and floods in part of the school compound.
12:02
12:02

Njeru Municipal Butchers Reject Abattoir 4 1

The abattoir was constructed at Bulyankuyege in Nyenga Division at 65 million shillings.
10:07
10:07

UCI to Train 200 Health Workers Ministry of Health 1 2

The health workers will be trained in proper diagnosis of different types of cancers in both adults and children. They will also be trained on how to provide world-class care using new technologies to treat cancer in Uganda.
09:14
09:14

Kadaga Calls for Production of Re-usable Sanitary Pads 1

Kadaga argues that re-usable pads are often cheap and convenient since they can be used several times when the girls are in their menstrual cycle. The speaker was on Friday evening speaking at the launch of Karooro Okurut foundation industrial park Rwebango cell in Nyakabirizi division in Bushenyi Municipality
17:32
17:32

456 Vaccinated Against Ebola ebola in uganda

Those vaccinated are believed to have been in contact with the three Ebola cases that were reported in Kasese.
17:16
17:16

27,000 Can't Access Cancer Treatment in Uganda cancer in uganda 3 1

Dr Nixon Niyonzima the laboratory director and head of research and training UCI says that they receive a quarter of the cases that they should be treating at the institute. He attributes the low number of patients seeking treatment to inadequate treatment facilities in the country.
13:33
13:33

Nakaseke Hospital Stuck With Faulty X-ray Machine patients 3 1

David Ssemakula the Nakaseke Hospital Administrator explains that an assessment by Dash Technologies Uganda Ltd discovered that the monitor requires repairs estimated at 10 million Shillings. Ssemakula adds that the district has to wait for the Ministry to renew a contract authorizing the suppliers; Dash Technologies Uganda Limited, to repair the machine
20:00
20:00

Gov't Asked to Integrate Hepatitis, HIV Treatment 3 1

They pointed out that Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV-PMTCT has been successful in many countries. They called for initiating compulsory Hepatitis B and C screening for mothers during antenatal.
19:24
19:24

Sickle Cell Patients Cry Out as ‘Magic’ Drug Remains Scarce sickle cell disease 2 1

Hydroxyurea, a myelosuppressive agent, is the only effective drug proven to reduce the frequency of painful episodes and the need for blood transfusions, among persons living with sickle cell disease, a severe genetic blood disorder, which affects individuals who inherit genes that code for abnormal haemoglobin from both of their parents.
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