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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.
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.
05:16
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.
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.
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.
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.
17:32
17:32

UCC Pursuing Policy to Regulate Online Businesses 2

Speaking during an online discussion organized by Uganda Nation Bureau of Standards-UNBS under the theme “Ensuring Quality of products and services in e-commerce, Henry Mugabi, the Assistant Technical Officer in Uganda Communications Commission, said the frame work will act as standard procedure for all other member states.
12:08
12:08

Some 'Scientific Weddings' Could Be Illegal – URSB Director 1 3

The illegality could arise out of the failure by couples to notify the registrar of their intention to marry in line with section six of the Marriage Act, and the validity of Banns published by Churches under a closed setting. Churches have been closed since March 18, as one of the measures to control public gatherings and contain the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
10:19
10:19

Fewer Couples Embraced 'Scientific Wedding' Concept 5 1

The concept started with a ban on public gatherings in March 2020 and a suggestion by president Yoweri Museveni that people can abandon what he called hexagonal weddings in favour of 'scientific weddings' with only a few people in attendance.
09:22
09:22

Artists Reignite Debate on Royalties as Lockdown Hits Music Industry 4

The music industry is intrinsically linked with large audiences and live performances which have made it practically impossible for artists to earn during the lockdown since they can no longer organize events in the wake of a government ban on public gatherings.
08:09
08:09

Tribute to Kasirye Ggwanga; The Shy but Obstinate General 14 Top story

But he was shy, yes very shy for those who knew him. The shades he donned masked his shyness. Without shades, he would feel naked and disarmed.
12:03
12:03

Passengers Stranded in Kampala As Public Transport Reopens 1 6

In parts of Gayaza, Bukoto, Ntinda, Wandegeya and Kamwokya passengers were seen standing on the roadside waiting for commuter taxis.
16:39
16:39

COVID-19 Disruptions Could Cause 500,000 Extra Deaths from HIV Winnie Byanyima 1 Top story

Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
14:02
14:02

New Research Warns of Non Communicable Disease Crisis in Waiting

Dr. David Guwatudde, a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was part of the research team, warns that adolescents in the highlighted districts risk becoming overweight and obese along the life course.
13:23
13:23

African Artists Take Creative Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic 1

They are creating public service announcements, songs and music videos as part of an online campaign called #DontGoViral which has already reached more than 90 million people in the past week alone. The most recently uploaded content includes a remix of Bobi Wine’s Coronavirus Alert performed by the Ugandan activist and vocalist, Nubian Li.
12:28
12:28

Stay Focused On HIV Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic – UNAIDS 1 Top story

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that although COVID-19 is impacting almost every country and community, the global HIV epidemic hasn’t gone away and people need to be encouraged to remain free from HIV and to be able to enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
16:35
16:35

New Non Communicable Diseases Guidelines Issued for Clinicians, Patients Ministry of Health 2

A set of ten guidelines including screening a COVID-19 suspected, quarantined and confirmed persons for hypertension and diabetes, and screening all NCDs patients for actual and potential contact with corona virus in addition to ensuring that mobile personnel have a kit with the basic NCDs patient monitoring kits are set for health workers treating people living with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma and Cancer and other six to be considered by patients themselves.
08:00
08:00

COVID-19 Could Lead to Seven Million Unintended Pregnancies – UNFPA

Globally, around 450 million women across 114 low and middle-income countries use contraceptives, according to UNFPA and partners. They are projecting that if health services remain disrupted and lockdowns continue for six months, some 47 million in these countries may not be able to access modern contraceptives, resulting in around seven million unintended pregnancies.
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