The training benefited welders from Nwoya, Masindi, Nebbi, Buliisa and Hoima, as well as the districts along the pipeline route, which include Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo and Kyotera.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water and Environment indicate that Karamoja is still lagging at 7.6% Hand Washing practices against the National Average of 36%. The region is also struggling with low pit latrine coverage standing at 21% against 76% national average.
Dr Ezekiel Mupere the head of department said that said six new neonatology fellows will benefit from this programme that is fully funded by the ministry of health to basically teach these specialists all that is there about taking care of babies who are less than four weeks old.
Dr Nathan Onyachi, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital asked all health workers that had lost the houses, to file appeals so that their cases can be looked into by the hospital management.
Studies have shown that while other age groups have results of up to 80 per cent, the rate among children is far below the targets. It shows that only 46 per cent of children aged between zero to 14 years are adhering to treatment and have suppressed their virus to undetectable levels.
The health workers are expected to conduct immunization at 310 sites designated across the district. They will also make visits in 920 private and government-aided schools to conduct the immunization, which is targeting all children younger than 15 years. Children younger than 9 months will also receive the oral polio vaccine as part of the campaign.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said UPF Legal Director Erasmus Twaruhukwa, has handed over the officers’ file to DPP to decide whether they will be tried in criminal courts or force’s disciplinary tribunal.
According to the Water Ministry, access to water in the stands at 68 per cent with 132,322 domestic water points serving over 27.1 million people of which 22.1 million are in rural areas. The records shade a healthier picture of progress across the country with access rates varying from 33 per cent in Buvuma to 95 per cent in Pader District.
The campaign, to be conducted in schools for the first three days and in communities for the last two days, targets all children younger than 15 years, whether previously immunized or not, in order to interrupt the circulation of these diseases. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, will also receive the oral polio vaccine.
The project, positioned on a 15-acre-piece of land in Namanve, will also be the country’s national platform for the production of agricultural implements, food and agricultural processing machinery, electrical devices and equipment and automotive parts and components.
Winifred Natuhwera a resident of Nyakatebe Kibazi Manshonga Kyamuhunga Sub County and her one-year-old baby went missing on 13th of October on her way to Ishaka Adventist hospital in Ishaka town for a medical check-up.
Sixteen party members who were nominated for different political posts on the NRM ticket in the newly created sub-counties of Kisukuma, Kiganja, Bombo, Kapaapi, Kyabisagazi and Kijongo have through their lawyers Rwabwogo and Company Advocates accuse the party electoral commission for failing to follow the party rules and regulations.