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10:58
10:58

WHO Unveils New AI Initiative to Help People Quit Smoking 1

Florence will use Artificial Intelligence, to help smokers develop personalized plans to quit tobacco, deliver cessation services to support them overcome both physical and mental addictions, while also dispelling myths around COVID-19 and smoking. Florence is available 24/7 via video stream or text.
16:47
16:47

Man Commits Suicide After Wrongly Suspecting Wife of Cheating Paimol Subcounty

Paimol Sub-county Chairperson George William Komakech says that the deceased picked a fight with his wife on Wednesday after allegedly spending several minutes communicating to a person he suspected was a new lover.
16:41
16:41

LCIII Chairpersons Petition Minister Over Delayed Distribution of Motorcycles 3 1

Mubarak Ssekikubo the LCIII Chairperson of Nakisunga sub-county notes that they want the Ministry to inform the chairpersons about the progress of the motorcycle purchase since they facing an urgent need of monitoring government programs during this period of Covid-19.
13:56
13:56

Parents Decry Social Exclusion of Albinos in Northern Uganda Gulu Main Market 4 1

Parents say that children with the condition in parts of northern Uganda are suffering from marginalization, longstanding stigma and social exclusion from within their families and communities. Based on their skin colour, they are feared, held with suspicion and believed to have supernatural powers.
07:14
07:14

Wealthy Households Received More Support During Lockdown-Survey 2 1

The report indicates that Urban households had three times more chances of getting support than rural homes. But still, the rich households within the urban setup, received more support from the government, Non-government Organizations, and other actors, as the distribution of relief favoured the haves, according to Marie Nanyanzi, the programmes officer at Twaweza Uganda.
05:38
05:38

Six Children Stuck in Gulu Hospital with COVID -19 Positive Mothers 1 2

Dr Paska Apiyo, the Head of the COVID -19 Treatment Centre at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN in an interview that one of the COVID -19 positive mothers was forced to carry her child along because her husband-a police officer- declined to take care of the child claiming he has a busy schedule.
05:16
05:16

Students Struggling to Adjust to Remote Learning Tools -Study 2

A number of institutions switched from the four-walled classrooms and adopted remote collaboration tools and learning management systems after the closure of educational institutions in March, as the government attempted to limit gatherings and reduce the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus.
14:13
14:13

Uncertainty as CRO Throws Out Street Children in Mbale 5 1 Top story

Information obtained by URN shows that CRO is facing financial challenges since several donors have pulled out. A source privy to the workings of CRO told URN on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely that CRO’s head office building along Bishop Wasikye road in Mbale City has been leased off to YY Coaches and Courier Services.
13:13
13:13

Bob Marley’s One Love Reimagined to Help Children Upset by COVID-19 Crisis 1 Top story

The reimagined version of the much-loved reggae anthem will feature members of the Marley family, established musicians from all corners of the globe, artists from conflict zones around the world, and children living in vulnerable communities. The new version of the song will go on sale on Friday, July 17.
12:28
12:28

Pentecostal Churches Develop Standard Operating Procedures 1

Bishop Joshua Lwere, the Overseer of the National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches and senior pastor of Grace Assembly Church says that since most public places have reopened, there is no justification why worshipping places remain closed.
04:50
04:50

HIV Response Is Still Failing Children- Byanyima

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has observed that Year after year, the bold target of eliminating new HIV infections among children is being missed and children are dying needlessly from AIDS-related illnesses, even though simple and cheap treatments could save their lives.
21:49
21:49

Island Communities Oblivious of COVID-19 Control Measures Lufu island 3 1

No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
05:14
05:14

School Closures Good for Early Childhood Development- Experts 4 1

Kisakye notes that whereas Early Childhood Development-ECD is critical in the wellbeing, and future holistic development of the child, it had been focused on classroom learning where pre-schoolers are forced to cram numeracy and literacy.
06:43
06:43

Buvuma Residents Seek Special Learning Arrangement for Pupils DEO 1 3

At the Island, there is only one resident who owns a television set, which is placed in one small room. He added that although the resident wanted to help, the space at his home is not enough to host the learners, without breaking the guidelines on social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
05:16
05:16

Reformed Street Children Changing Lives in Karamoja vulnerable children 2

Up to 29 girls, now in upper primary and secondary school, have managed to sponsor the education of 43 other disadvantaged children at Kasmeri Primary School and contributed to the construction of three semi-permanent houses to shelter three elderly persons caring for orphans.
17:33
17:33

Communities, Neighborhoods Congregate as Churches Remain Closed 3 4

Eng. Moses Wakulera, a resident of Kigoowa suburb in Kampala is one of those who hold Sunday services in their homes. He says that they started congregating as a family in their sitting room but as time went by a few neighbors asked to join them.
14:48
14:48

RDC Suspends Suspicious Cultural Practices at Lufu Island 3 1

According to Kigongo, such practices have been common on various islands in Buvuma but they have managed to stop them by suspending suspicious cultural rituals.
09:25
09:25

Abim District Battles Fresh Infestation of Scabies 2

Abim District Health Officer Anthony Okengo says that the skin infestation is rampant across all the sub-counties affecting mostly children and elderly persons. He says currently, all health centres are treating the condition.
08:40
08:40

2,300 Elderly Persons Enrolled on SAGE Scheme in Bukomansimbi 1 4

Steven Kasaija, the SAGE coordinator at the Ministry of Gender noted that riding on lessons from districts in the Northern and Eastern part of the country which were covered first, the government was convinced to bring onboard the elderly in districts of the central and southern regions where the need is also high.
11:29
11:29

Use of Face Masks in Kyotera District Still Low 2 5

But a survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network in communities in Kyotera district has established that the general use of the facemasks is still so low.
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