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08:03
08:03

Poor Nutrition Fuels Silent Epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases, Experts Warn Kyambogo University 1 2

The observations were made during the ongoing Third National Nutrition Forum, a high level gathering that has brought together various stakeholders from government ministries, departments involved in the food and nutrition value chain, development partners, and other key actors. The forum convened by the office of the prime minister with support from UNICEF serves as a platform for collaborative discussions and strategic planning aimed at addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by malnutrition in Uganda.
16:00
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Experts Blame Malaria As Infant Mortality Shoots Up in West Nile Health Management 1 3

The latest Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) report for 2022 reveals that the infant mortality rate in the West Nile region is 54.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, the highest in the country.
14:44
14:44

Environment Minister Calls for Fresh Debate on Kaveera Ban public health 1

Sam Cheptoris, the Minister of Water and Environment said the ban has become complicated for the Ministry to implement despite the existing legal frameworks such as the National Environment Bill, 2017, thus requiring renewed debate in the House.
09:28
09:28

Mudukaki Recognized For Contributing Towards Professionalising Nursing in Uganda government 1 1

Mudukaki started practising nursing in 1952 and worked in Iganga and Tororo district hospitals before she was deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Upon her retirement, Mudukaki worked as a school nurse at Buddo Senior Secondary School for six years, before opening a private clinic that she later closed after developing cardiac challenges.
06:57
06:57

US Commits to Supporting Epidemiology Training Uganda 2 2

Speaking at the launch of the Field Epidemiology Training Program-FETP in Jinja city on Tuesday, Natalie, said that the US Center for Disease Control-CDC aims to empower frontline health workers with the required skills needed in response to epidemics and other related illnesses within their areas of operations.
06:43
06:43

Patient Numbers Overwhelm Bugoye Health Centre III NMS 1 2

Jimmy Muzigiti, the Health Assistant in charge of Public health at the health centre says that the numbers have soared in recent months as a result of the lockdown which affected movement to facilities in distant places.
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Village LC 1 Chairperson Champions Latrine Construction For 300 Households open defecation 4 1 Top story

Through the leadership of the village chairperson, Joseph Achilla Teko residents decided to dig two community pit latrines in order to avoid fines from Municipal Council and threats of litigation
12:30
12:30

Study Reveals Health Workers have Bad Attitude Towards COVID-19 public health 1

“About four-fifth of the respondents had poor attitude toward COVID-19 and just over 70% of the Health Care Workers-HCWs had good practices toward COVID-19 especially those aged 40 years or more,” says the descriptive study undertaken through WhatsApp Messenger.
12:05
12:05

Handwashing Could Become Routine Long After COVID-19 – Specialists coronavirus 1 2

Medical experts say that proper handwashing, with soap and water, not only reduces the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but can also prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as cold and flu. Science has also shown that washing hands for 20 seconds is effective in killing germs, much more than using an alcohol based sanitizer.
14:58
14:58

Jinja Municipal Council Staff to Work from Home municipality 1

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.
14:43
14:43

Uganda Has Only 16 Dental Specialists- Report Health Management 2

Dr. Katumba Ssentongo, the Registrar Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, says there is need for the Health and Education Ministries to prioritize the training of dentistry at both the under graduate and post graduate levels in order to provide quality dental services in the country
19:15
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Survey On Uganda's Primary Health Care Performance Starts Makerere University 1 4

Professor Frederick Wabwire-Mangen, the principal investigator told URN in an interview on Monday that there was a need to establish the abilities and capacities of health facilities across the country for proper government planning.
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Antimicrobial Resistance Deaths Could Surpass Cancer Fatalities- Experts treatment 2

Antimicrobials are drugs which prevent and treat parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections. However, although the medicines are very useful in fighting off infections, they are becoming less effective due to over-prescribing by physicians, veterinarians, dentists and their misuse by farmers and agronomists.
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More People Seeking Health Care From Public Facilities-Survey public health 1 5 Top story

But Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Luweero District Health Officer, says access and service delivery have improved in public health facilities hence attracting more patients.
09:16
09:16

Three Kiboga Hospital Staff Arrested For Selling Gov't Drugs people 4 1

The Hospital staff were nabbed on Friday evening on the orders of the parliamentary committee on Health Headed by DR Micheal Bukenya during an Impromptu visit at the Health facility to Monitor health service delivery.
16:36
16:36

50 Under Congo Crimean Fever Surveillance health ministry 1

The 50 are believed to have come into contact with the deceased. They include family members and neighbours in Mukono, staff at the clinic in Bukerere and medical officers at Naguru Hospital where she was hospitalized .
12:37
12:37

UGX 3 trillion Needed for Ebola Prevention district 1 Top story

According to the Health Ministry, the funds will be used to implement a number of preventive methods including the procurement of permanent walk through scanners, surveillance in high risk districts, case management control, facilitate health workers in the high risk districts and vaccination if needed.
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Health Workers Absenteeism Drops to 11.9 Percent district 1 4 Top story

Dr. Vicent Oketcho, the Chief of Party of IntraHealth International - Uganda, discloses that in some districts such as Iganga, local leaders went further to use the attendance records to make administrative decisions including payment of salaries based on the number of days worked.
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Mulago Hospital Runs Out of Rotavirus Vaccine resident 2 4

Enock Kusasira, the spokesperson Mulago National Referral Hospital has confirmed the stock out, saying they expect to receive another consignment by next week.
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