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10:22
10:22

COVID -19: Boda Boda Riders Continue to Defy Ban on Public Transport COVID-19 2 1

Several boda boda riders have defied the ban on Public transport, a day after President Museveni banned all public means.
11:09
11:09

ICT Ministry Bans Press Conferences Uganda Media Center 2

Nabakooba said while information is very important in the fight against further spread of the disease, journalists will now have to get information through phone calls or individual interviews than gatherings.
07:22
07:22

Cinemas in Kampala Close President Museveni 1

The Cinema management announced a closure at 3:00 pm on their social media pages and website saying; “Until real life does not feel like a movie, We Are Closed.”
16:45
16:45

Pork Consumers Substantially Exposed to ARVs-Study ARVs in pork 1 Top story

Blood sample were collected from pigs brought to the slaughter houses during the study period and a total of 361 plasma samples were picked whereby 257 were from Wambizzi and 105 from Teso. Overall, ARV residues were detected in 27.4% of the samples.
17:35
17:35

MOH Declares Every Last Saturday of the Month General Cleaning Day Ministry of Health 2

She said cleaning will be done under the supervision of local authorities who will also decide on how to punish those that will not comply. She noted that even with awareness and sensitization on what just hand washing can prevent, statistics show that only 36% of Ugandans wash their hands at critical times such as after using the latrine, after cleaning babies poo and before or after eating.
15:21
15:21

Uganda – France Friendship Week Celebrations Postponed French Embassy 1

Speaking to journalists on Monday, French Ambassador Jules – Armand Aniambossou said while the Ministry of Health had inspected the various venues of the events they were set to hold between March 21st and 28th, they resolved to call off the celebrations that were to attract up to 100,000 people.
10:39
10:39

Dental Practitioners Warn of Oral Crisis, Recommend Dental Sealants For Children Makerere University 3

Dr. Baker Nkulumbi, one of the Dental Practitioners, says what they are seeing in clinics is a near oral crisis as people keep damaged teeth and only seek care when they start experiencing pain. He says this is partly happening because people are largely unaware of available prevention options.
16:28
16:28

Eye Care Infiltrated by Quacks- Experts 5

There are 30 ophthalmologists trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery but those that are scarcer in the country are the optometrists who are supposed to examine the eyes and prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses. Nsubuga says they have so far only graduated 8 of such specialists as the course is fairly new in the country. But, she says about 50 of such experts are currently in training.
16:01
16:01

COVID-19 Fight: Key Public Places Resort to Sensitization as Manning Hand washing Facilities Proves Hard COVID -19 outbreak 6 2 Top story

At Nakawa Market, every after two hours, a message is relayed on the market community radio reminding vendors about the virus and why it’s important to maintain proper hand hygiene to avoid infection. William Mpoza, the General Secretary Nakawa Market, says they are constrained to do more than what they are already doing.
15:25
15:25

Some Eye Drops Cause Permanent Blindness- Experts 3 1

Dr Anne Ampaire, an ophthalmologist said that such steroids are popular for their effectiveness in offering quick eye relief but are partly responsible for early onset of glaucoma that they are of recent seeing in patients below 40 years.
07:43
07:43

WHO Issues New Early Childhood Development Guidelines

“It helps babies and young children feel safe, knowing they are protected by those they love, and that they can effectively communicate their needs”, the statement reads in part. “In our earliest years, science shows that our brains build new connections at a rate that will never again be repeated with over 80% of neural development happening by the time we reach three years of age".
08:12
08:12

COVID-19 Likely to Cost Global Economy USD 1 Trillion in 2020 – UNCTAD coronavirus 3 2 Top story

“We envisage a slowdown in the global economy to under two per cent for this year, and that will probably cost in the order of USD 1 trillion, compared with what people were forecasting back in September,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, the Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD.
10:57
10:57

Countries with Weak Health Care Systems Get Emergency Aid to Fight Coronavirus

UNICEF is leading on preventative actions in communities across the affected countries with risk communication, providing hygiene and medical kits to schools and health clinics and monitoring the impact of the outbreak to support continuity of care, education and social services.
14:35
14:35

Museveni Urges Ugandans to Take Personal Precaution Against Corona Virus Coronavirus 1 Top story

“Take personal precautions, and look out for your colleagues too. The government will take all measures to safeguard you as well. Meanwhile, we shall keep studying this Coronavirus,” Museveni tweeted.
07:08
07:08

Couple Demands Ugx600M from Church Over Cancelled Wedding 3 2 Top story

“As the result of the said acts, our clients went through mental breakdown, anguish and devastation plus being named thieves from people who have given contributions for their wedding reception. Our clients believe they are entitled to damages from you for your acts and omissions,” says advocate Tumwesigye in a demand notice.
16:35
16:35

Parliament Rejects Proposal to Move all Public Holidays to Weekdays 2 1

Parliament on Thursday voted against a proposal to have all Public holidays that fall on weekends moved to weekends to give Ugandans enough time and true public holiday meaning.
07:34
07:34

Professor Mbowa Hailed for Commercialising Ugandan Theater 4 1 Top story

Kulabako said because of the introduction of theater for development by Professor Mbowa, some of her students like Andrew Benon Kibuuka, started incorporating her formats in their productions.
11:56
11:56

Gov’t Wants Court to Dismiss Suit Against Junk Food MINISTRY OF HEALTH

In his defense, State Attorney Samuel Tusubira asked court to dismiss this suit calling it premature and misconceived because the ministry of health and various institutions have from time to time issued circulars that highlight the knowledge and attitudes of behavioral change to communities in food and nutrition related matters.
13:27
13:27

Women Rallied to Vaccinate as Cervical Cancer Surges Beyond Global Average

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 100 types of HPV of which 14 are cancer-causing. Two HPV types; 16 and 18 cause 70 per cent of cervical cancers and pre-cancerous cervical lesions. HPV is spread to women sexually by male careers who are never affected by the virus themselves and
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