In its Civil Suit 04/2021 before Gulu High Court, Young Elephant FC wants the court to declare that Makerere University Laboratory was negligent in conducting the COVID -19 tests and order them to pay the cost of damage caused to the football club.
Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year.
But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.
Dr. Rebecca Nuwematsiko, a researcher based at Makerere University School of Public Health who participated in the study told journalists that they found that people aged 50 and above took the prevention measures more seriously compared to their younger counterparts.
Moses Byamugisha, the Guild President at the Law Development Center (LDC) told journalists on Friday that the government has rendered activism meaningless to the extent that there’s a general belief among students that for one to be heard they have to be violent.
In the model, Seruwagi starts with an A representing Awareness and goes ahead to say that awareness is high but adherence to preventive guidelines is extremely low. B represents the need for behavioral change messages in the face of high community infections and complacency while deaths, infection and recovery from the viral respiratory disease remain shrouded in mystery.
So far, government is planning the initial about 20million doses to be utilized by teachers, security operatives, and health workers in addition to those that live with health conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19 disease but an official in the Ministry who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity said they are on a daily basis receiving dozens of brokers luring them into buying cheaper vaccines that have not necessarily been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Justine Bukenya, a Principal Investigator of the study told URN in an interview that for mothers, they monitored five variables including contractions, fetal heart rate, blood pressure and temperature in addition to doing a urine sample examination.
They found malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and injuries were the main childhood conditions for which caregivers sought help. The majority of the respondents said children who had cough or flu were often rushed to a Village Health Team (VHT) member or hospital to rule out COVID-19.
In the survey in which they have screened more than 1000 people across the country, Kakooza says they found seven in ten people don’t know that they actually have the condition since some of the people don’t get seizures which is the most common symptom of the disease but get episodes of being absent from reality.
Dr John Barugahare, the Principal Investigator on the study told URN in an interview on Thursday that the government did not consider any ethics when imposing early lockdown restrictions and to date, no deliberations on ethics have taken place.
According to the Vice chancellor Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe its now two year’s government providing 30 billion shillings each financial year to facilitate research and negotiations are on to see that this fund is increased to at least 50 billion.
Details from a joint research released by the Center for Health and Social Economic Improvement, Makerere University, Gulu University and Ministry of Health early this week point the knowledge gap among refugees in relation to responses against COVID-19 at 40 per cent.
The government commissioned a team of researchers from Makerere University and the Uganda Revenue Authority to get the facts responsible for the big part of the economy that is not recorded and taxed, also referred to as the Shadow Economy.
Producers also faulted government for failing to even enforce standards that are in place, to protect the export markets.
The Managing Director of Nakifuma Farm Company Ltd, John Magnay attacked government for looking on and talking about import substitution as the country continued to import meat from Kenya.
Even for those that showed specificity and sensitivity of above 90%, Kaleebu says they gave confusing results when they tested their performance in detecting different antibodies which he worries would pose challenges for health workers to interpret.
Researchers on the on-going study to establish the efficacy of plasma treatment in Uganda told URN that women have been excluded because when they conceive the fetus produces a chemical which mixes with the blood and that if they are to use it they would need to do extra tests to establish the safety of their blood, which tests can’t be done in the country yet.
The project comes at the backdrop of a dwindling forest cover, plummeting from
24 per cent of the area in 1990 to nine per cent in 2015, according to a report on the State of Uganda's Forestry. It is now up to 12.5, according to Tom Okello, the head of the National Forestry Authority (NFA).
Lillian Nkwenge, the UNMA Principal Public Relations Officer told URN from Gulu that the WIDS forecasts between a period of six hours to three months. She explained that the Application was developed to support planning for a day to day operations and also long term planning for farmers.
University resident staff that were among the first people at the scene of the burning building claim that the fear did not start in the public relations office as is being communicated by university administration. The residents says the fire either begun from the finance department or the central registry