This practice according to Dr. John Ddamulira, a researcher and lecturer at the school was found to be commonest among respondents in Kasese and Nakapiripirit districts where communities believe that drinking urine helps dilute the poison introduced by the snake.
The Bill which seeks to replace the Fish Act and regulate the exportation of fish products was passed on May 3, 2022, and sent to the President for assent. But the President returned it to Parliament suggesting a review on a number of areas.
Dr Richard Idro, a Malaria Researcher based at Makerere University says that the recent upsurge of malaria in many parts of the country has also seen the disease shifting from affecting very young children aged below five years to school-going children.
Currently, each student in Public Universities and Tertiary Institutions gets an annual allocation of 936,000 Shillings, translating into a daily allocation of 4500 Shillings for each of the students. But according to Prof. Nawangwe, the rate was established two decades ago and does not correspond with the current cost of living in the country.
Prof Oloka-Onyango advised that MPs should push for the Constitution amendment of the articles through the Constitutional Review Commission in order to check on the excessive powers of the President and address the impunity by appointing the Ministers.
Olaro who represented Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng at the country’s inaugural event further said Lake Victoria records the highest number of incidents followed by Lake Albert where 90% of the people submerged actually drown.
The specialists who were releasing findings of a study in which they were assessing awareness of Genetics and Genomics Research and the ethical and social concerns associated with it, said that the country does not have a single genetic counselor and yet a lot of genetics-related work is going on from biobanking to basic tests such PCR for COVID-19.
Based at the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), the researchers are joining other scientists based in the US to explore whether a strategy dubbed Block, Lock and Excise can help them defeat the virus that has so far had no vaccine despite over 30 years of research.
Health officials in different parts of the country have complained of health workers especially members of the Voluntary Health Teams (VHTs) that participated in the door-to-door campaign are storming their officers and demanding their money.
In a letter addressed to the Guild Electoral Commission on Thursday, Winfred Kabambuli, the Dean of Students gave a go-ahead to the commission to organize physical elections as resolved by the University Council.
Mugenyi Yvonne, a graduate of Bachelor of Journalism and Communication noted that after visiting the registrar's office at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, she has put a pose to her pursuit until next month.
Although many caregivers offered first aid to burn patients, inadequate knowledge of proper care was noted as Principal Investigator Dr. David Musoke, a lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health reveals that home remedies such as aloe vera plant sap, flour, urine, sugar, burnt sack, and toothpaste were applied on the wound.
Prof. Joel Okullo, the Chairman of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council that regulates medical practice told scientists attending a symposium organized as part of the events to celebrate 100 years of Makerere University that medical school is using a cut and paste curriculum with little focus on public health.
Referring to it as a Berlin wall, Prof. Nelson Sewankambo a Medical Researcher and former dean of the medical school said previously whoever would be the director of the hospital would also be the dean of the college because of the close links the two had in shaping the kind of doctors that were being trained.
Dr Zahara Nampewo, the Executive Director of the Department highlighted that since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of USD 2,001 million (about 7. 458 billion Shillings) was committed by various Development Partners through Loans and Grants as support interventions for the control and management of the disease.
Dr. Samuel Oledo, the President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) told URN in an interview that scientists don't get any financial literacy training, which makes it challenging for them to follow through and make proper accountability when assigned such roles.
The first session of the August House commenced on May 24th, 2021 under the late former Speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanya L’Okori who succumbed to cancer on March 20th, 2022 after presiding over Parliament for only nine months.