According to the ministry of health officials, the nurses should have handed the stillbirth to the parents for burial and not thrown it in a pit. Dr Olaro says a DNA test needs to be carried out to ascertain that the dead baby Baisi was given was actually hers
This year’s graduation will be conducted virtually to observe the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs prevent the spread of Covid-19. However, only PhD graduands will be expected to be present at Freedom Square.
As of yesterday, only 404,972 people had received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the current vaccination trends from the health ministry for the month of May, on average 8,170 people are vaccinated daily.
Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program says the low uptake of vaccines issued at birth is an indication that some babies are not being born in hospitals.
In a statement released by the Federation for Uganda Medical Interns, the interns threatened to put down their tools because the government has continuously failed to fulfil its promises to the young medics. Dr Lillian Mary Nabwire, the president of the federation says the strike is their last resort after all other attempts failed to yield results.
However, although the curfew was imposed, it's not enforced in several parts of the country where the movement of people is not restricted even during curfew time. Bars are also operating freely, even though, according to presidential guidelines, such businesses are super-spreaders of the COVID-19 virus.
The approval means that the vaccine can now be supplied through the COVAX facility and also be used by countries after assessments were carried out on its efficacy. This is the fifth vaccine to be approved for use following Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Pfizer's approvals that came earlier.
Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director Save for Health Uganda an umbrella organization for informal community health insurance schemes said the Ministry of Health came out to resist the bill rather late and failed to carry out its mandate of sensitization.
Byron Kinene, the chairperson of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transport Association (RLDTA) says that while truckers were considered high risk groups in the early days of the pandemic, having recorded the highest number of positives, accessing vaccination services has been difficult.
Hadijah Nakatudde, a tutor midwife at international Institute of Health sciences Jinja, says that asking a midwife to pay an amount to the tune of Shs 200000 in the name of renewing licence is bad enough to discourage many from the practice with the little pay they get.
In the report presented by PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the laws establishing the two entities should be amended to ensure that NDA effectively performs its supervision role over NMS.
Nandala observes that, the General Manager of NMS is a board member of NDA and likewise, the Chairperson of NDA Board is a board member of NMS.
Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution.
Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
Whereas this is partly attributed to complacency by young people in observing the Standard of Operating Procedures set by the Ministry to contain the spread of the virus, Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng notes that this is a sign of the second wave of the pandemic.
The recommended intake of salt is 5g per day, per person, but the organization noted that consumption of processed food is a rapidly increasing source of sodium. Processed and packaged bread, savoury snacks, meat products and cheese are among the categories of high-sodium food products identified for the new global benchmarks.
Released by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, the report evaluates the midwifery workforce and related health resources in 194 countries and have found acute midwives shortages to be exerting a terrible global toll in the form of preventable deaths.
The nurses and midwives started a strike over lunch allowances estimated at 70 billion Shillings. This money is anticipated to cater for 26,000 nurses and midwives at a rate of 15,000 per health worker, per day. Currently, they receive 2,000 Shillings for lunch which cannot even cater for a descent cup of tea.