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14:57
14:57

Males Spread Cervical Cancer But are Ignored in HPV Fight -Medics Ministry of Health 2 1

As government continues to popularize the HPV shot for girls aged 9-11 years, medics say 96 percent of the population is not aware that males too need to get the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) which protects them from acquiring the virus and passing it on females they are sexually involved with.
17:30
17:30

Cervical Cancer: Private Clinics Popularize Adult Vaccine Ministry of Health 2

According to the medics, the HPV vaccine is vital to adult women between the ages of 25-45 since they are sexually active and likely to get infected with the virus. However, with the high costs attached to the vaccine, many women are likely to be left out
11:46
11:46

76 Percent of Covid-19 Patients Presenting Symptoms Six Months After Discharge Ministry of Health

The findings show that 63 percent of the patients suffered from fatigue or muscle weakness while 26 percent faced difficulty in sleeping. 23 percent suffered from anxiety or depression
17:14
17:14

Health Ministry Does Not Know Cost of COVID Vaccine - Dr. Atwine COVID-19 Vaccine 1 1

While Uganda has so far ordered for two million COVID-19 vaccine doses and is expected to order for more, the ministry of health does not know the cost of the vaccine
07:50
07:50

Lack of Trained Staff Leaves ICUs in Regional Referral Hospitals Idle COVID-19 2 1

Due to a lack of staff like nurses trained in critical care and anesthesiologists, critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring vital care are referred to ICUs in Kampala. This has left many ICU’s in the capital overwhelmed with numbers
16:56
16:56

Experts Frown at Companies Testing Staff for COVID-19 as Offices Reopen Ministry of Health 5 1

Dr. Ataro Stephen Ayella, an epidemiologist, says this is just a temporary solution, but work places should rather put emphasis on individual respect for standard operating procedures like keeping proper hand and respiratory hygiene.
14:28
14:28

COVID-19: Uganda Counting on Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine

In a statement issued by the health ministry today, the permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine said that Uganda has already submitted an application to participate in the Global COVAX initiative for COVID-19 vaccine, which has been accepted by the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative-GAVI.
09:35
09:35

Doctors Paying Exorbitant Bills to Seek COVID 19 Treatment in Private Hospitals COVID-19 3

According to the Uganda Medical Association-UMA, their colleagues who on average earn 5 Million Shillings per month are being forced to go to private hospitals where some private hospitals which charge between 3 -5 Million Shillings per day. Some of the hospitals include Victoria and Novik.
08:09
08:09

Rain, Silent Night Usher in New Year lockdown 3 1

Major hotels like Sheraton, Serena, and Skyz in Naguru were silent with no signs of New Year celebrations.
15:45
15:45

Medics Eulogize Former Butabika Hospital Director Dr Fred Kigozi COVID-19 4 1

Dr. Kigozi succumbed to Covid-19 on Tuesday at Medipal International hospital, where he has been receiving care for COVID-19.
11:48
11:48

Diabetes Among TB Patients On the Rise-Medics Ministry of Health 1

According to the Ministry of Health, Diabetes Mellitus also referred to as Type 2 diabetes, is on the rise, with numbers surpassing HIV and TB infection rates.
18:54
18:54

Musician Eric Opoka Agrees to Improve Tumbiza Song COVID-19 1 3

On Tuesday, officials from UCC, Ministry of Health met Opoka at the UCC offices in Bugolobi and it was agreed that he improves the lyrics of the song to sensitize the public about Covid-19.
10:55
10:55

Medics Want COVID-19 Screening Protocol Revised Ministry of Health 4 1

According to the medics, high temperature should not be the most relied upon symptom of COVID-19 because the majority of COIVD-19 positive cases do not develop any symptoms.
12:16
12:16

Oyam Patients Forced to Work on Medics' Farms in Exchange for Treatment Ministry of Health 2 2

Surprisingly, the officers in charges of Ngai HCII, Otwal HCIII and Atura HCIII equally agreed with the findings saying they are working on ways of solving the problems.
17:14
17:14

Experts Don't Know Uganda's Status Regarding Deadly New COVID-19 Strain Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

Dr. Misaki Wayengera, a virologist and member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce that was earlier in charge of classifying and sequencing which strains are circulating in the country, says they don’t know Uganda's status regarding the new strain since the country stopped conducting surveillance of the virus.
16:08
16:08

99% Using New HIV Drug Without Knowing What They are Taking Ministry of Health 3

David Kabanda, a social Rights Lawyer who was among the team that was consulted by local NGO UGANET to conduct the study says the majority of the respondents referred to the new drug as ‘ ‘dolotiya’ to mean dolutegravir but when they were asked why they were shifted, 99% said they don’t know why they had to change their regimens. When they asked health workers, 82% of them didn’t know that patients needed to know other than just receiving the medicine.
22:38
22:38

Health Ministry Wants Tumbiza Song Banned Ministry of Health 1

The health ministry says they want the song banned because it misinforms the public about COVID-19.
12:38
12:38

Calls for Sexuality Education Renewed as Study Links More Minors to Sex Ministry of Health 3

A survey by the Makerere University School of Public health has found that while 3 in 10 girls who are in school acknowledged having sex young before clocking 18, the number was much bigger for those out of school at 8 in every 10.
14:52
14:52

Acholi Cultural Festival Suspended Over Covid-19 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1 Top story

Ambrose Olaa, the Acholi Premier told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that this year’s event has been called off in conformity with the ban of public gatherings by the Health Ministry.
12:56
12:56

MOH Calls for Tightening SOPs Enforcement, Decries ICU Expenditure Ministry of Health 2

Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary told URN in an exclusive interview that the ministry spends not less than Shillings 7million on each COVID-19 patient each day in the Intensive Care Unit-ICU. She said Mulago National Specialized hospital has recently had patients with complicated diseases where they have had to spend up to Shs10million in terms on medicines and sundries to stabilize them.
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