Donggo attributes the significant increase in the VLS rate to the implementation of Youth and Adolescence Programs (YAPs), which have encouraged HIV-positive adolescent youths to seek and adhere to medication.
The prevalence of HIV in this area is alarmingly high, standing at 7.6%, surpassing the national average of 6.9%. Furthermore, the Mid-North region exhibits a lower prevalence of Viral Load Suppression (VLS) among adults, at 67.4%, compared to the national average of 75.4%.
The matter worsened among students when she joined secondary school, forcing her to abandon her medication.
Retired Colonel Tony Otoa, a former fighter with Kikosi Maalum and later a serving officer with the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA), recalls how they returned to Kampala on April 9th to join Oyite Ojok to declare the fall of Amin’s regime. Otoa, aged 83, says Kampala had technically fallen on Monday but it took them two days to make the now famous announcement because all the radio presenters and technicians had fled.
Simon Wilobo, a 15-year-old who left their home in Kitgum district and joined Lira street in 2017 while in Primary Six joined the school in 2022 and repeated P6 which he passed in position Nbmber One to join P7.
In 2012, Lira Regional Referral Hospital authorities dragged Geoffrey Okello to court on behalf of the community for allegedly encroaching on plots 9 to 19, 21 to 41 Military road, and plots 6 to 14 on Agoro road that belong to the hospital. High Court ruled in favor of the hospital as the rightful owner of the contested land.
In 2013, the Lira District council passed an ordinance that was in line with the Ministry of Education’s guidelines for the School Feeding and Nutrition program as a mechanism to improve child health, nutrition, and educational performance.
Dr. Patrick Buchan Ocen, the District Health Officer attributed the above challenges to inadequate staff accommodation and social problems among the staff. He says some people are still not complying with reporting mechanisms already in place.
In 2016, the families acting under their umbrella Lango Camp Host Association (LACHA) association filed a suit before Lira High Court seeking compensation from the government for the degradation caused on their land during the Lord's Resistance Army -LRA insurgency.
Speaking during the pre-session meeting on Monday, Industrial court Judge Anthony Wabwire, committed to having more court sessions in the region to solve the problem of case backlog and relieve the resident judge from overworking himself.
The prosecution alleges that between 2016 and 2022, Mugisha recruited, harbored, received, maintained, and transported the now 17-year-old girl by means of deception or position of vulnerability for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
The Lango LF-MMDP project being implemented by Sight Savers, an international non-governmental organization is providing surgeries for hydrocele and lymphedema in the nine districts comprising the Lango sub-region and will come to an end in September this year.
Retired Colonel Tony Otoa, former Prime Minister Lango Cultural Foundation described the justice as principled, honest and dedicated public servant whose death has shocked the entire nation. Otoa is disappointed that the justice died at a time when the cultural institution needed him the most.