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Focus Turns to Thousands That Drown Without Rescue Drowning 1 5 Top story

Fredrick Oporia, a Researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health says at least 95% of the people do not use life jackets and often only a few of them get rescue support when they drown.
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Produce Vulnerability Register Before Starting Covid-19 Cash Transfers vulnerable poor 3

The risk of swindling the money has been redistributed from having a few individuals supplying substandard food and earning high from it, Kirabo worries.
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Nurse Creates Uganda’s First Handbook to Guide Women Through Pregnancy Ministry of Health 2 4 Top story

Titled, ‘My pregnancy’, the first of its kind to be reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Health for circulation, the handbook contains chapters detailing what one needs to do from preconception, antenatal to postnatal care.
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Asymptomatic Patients Flouting COVID-19 Homecare Guidelines-MOH Ministry of Health

While initially whoever tested positive could be isolated at a treatment facility, the approach was revisited after an increase in the number of infections. This meant that those with mild symptoms of the virus could only be monitored from within their homes, while severe cases were admitted in hospitals.
10:14
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COVID-19: New Study Shows Children Not Wearing Face Masks Properly

When asked to demonstrate how to remove a facemask, only two children (0.54%) followed the recommended steps when removing a facemask. A total of 372 randomly sampled children aged 10 to 13 years were interviewed from 18 randomly selected villages from Mparo and Bujumbura Divisions in Hoima Municipality.
12:18
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Road Accident Survivors Ask Gov't to Set Up Trauma Centers KCCA 3 1

On her part, Dr. Esther Bayiga a researcher based at Makerere University School of Public Health says recommended speed has been left standard 50kms per hour even as the traffic law was amended recently without giving exceptions of for instance reduction in speed when someone is driving through a busy trading center.
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Rampant Drowning, Crime Pushes Police to Establish Detachment on Lake Bunyonyi 1 2

James Apora, the Commandant of Maritime Police told URN on Monday that they received instructions from the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to prepare and purchase additional boats and conduct refresher training ahead of deployment on lake Bunyonyi in November.
04:19
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Police Incapacitated to Rescue Victims of Drowning -Study 1 2

Dr Olive Kobusingye, a research fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health says they found that safe boating regulations are flouted, yet the police are incapacitated to ensure safety on the lake even as most drownings are preventable through policies and regulations that reduce risk exposure. She was releasing results of the study ton Thursday.
17:04
17:04

Uganda Reports Wrong Data of Road Traffic Crashes-Study 3

Police statistics show that 3,880 people perished in road traffic crashes in 2019 in Uganda. Another 9,653 people were reported as having sustained injuries on Uganda's roads in the same year. But researchers at Makerere University School of Public Health questioned the figures after a four-year-long survey.
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Experts Call for Review in Admission Criteria of COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 Top story

Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka, a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health says that keeping only those that need critical care will reduce the number of health workers needed at facilities, reduce the burden on hard resources in addition to reducing exposure to the risk of infection to health workers.
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Africans Urged to Negotiate for Better Access as COVID-19 vaccine Search Continues 1 3

During a virtual meeting held to discuss the role of Africa in COVID -19 Vaccine Research, a Kenyan Virologist Prof. Omu Anzala said with the vaccine expected to be available in 18 months, it shows how desperately the world needs this solution since normally vaccine development can take eight or more years testing from laboratory level, to testing efficacy among animal candidates until it’s eventually tested in humans.
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New Research Warns of Non Communicable Disease Crisis in Waiting

Dr. David Guwatudde, a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was part of the research team, warns that adolescents in the highlighted districts risk becoming overweight and obese along the life course.
15:09
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COVID -19: Researchers Call for Adopting an African Model of Lifting Lockdown Lifting of lockdown 3

“We need to develop our own African model because even as we are going to begin lifting the lock down, segmenting is going to be hard. We need to adopt a model that will enable us to quickly adjust ounce we realize we are going off truck”, says Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze Chairperson of the Modelling Committee on the National Task force.
11:12
11:12

Locusts Invasion: Public Health Specialists Weigh in On Impact of Chemicals district 4 7

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.
12:30
12:30

Makerere Estates Department Evicts 40 Police Families home 3 1 Top story

A letter from Eng. Christina Kakeeto, the Director Estates and Works Makerere University addressed to the Police Chief in the University, shows that the affected officers were given a month to vacate the premises by the end of this week in vain.
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Residents Protest Increasing Accidents on Mbale-Soroti Road Motor accident 4 5 Top story

Godfrey Mwesigye, the Elgon Region Traffic Police Commander called for calm among residents, saying that have communicated to UNRA over the same road.
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Experts Ask Gov't to Change Approach to Malaria Prevention Ministry of Health 1 3

According to the experts, some of current interventions that government is currently implementing are not effective in some parts of the country and have instead become a money-making venture for different parties involved in the fight against malaria.
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University Students Want More Interaction with Supervisors mercenary 6 2

Ambrose Katungi Muhwezi, a Master of Public Health Student on Distance learning in an interview with URN said students at a Masters level usually find it difficult to progress with their research due to limited interaction with supervisors. He wants more emphasis to be put on workshops intended to have supervisors open up to students.
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Survey On Uganda's Primary Health Care Performance Starts Makerere University 4 1

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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