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15:32
15:32

Elegu Residents Appeal for Massive COVID-19 Test IGAD 2 1

Jackline Atim, a resident of Lorikor West in Elegu town council says the drivers and residents were freely mixing and interacting without observing the standard operating procedures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 which includes face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing among others.
09:47
09:47

MOH Recommends Use of High Sensitivity RDT in Detecting Malaria in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze the Deputy Manager of the Malaria Control Programme said generally they found 50% more malaria cases in the community when they gave the high sensitivity test to Village Health Teams (VHTs) than when they used the common tests.
13:45
13:45

Second Phase of Indoor Residual Spraying Due to Start in Serere USAID 1 1

The spraying exercise is part of a five-year USAID-funded project in several districts of Eastern Uganda. It will involve the use of Fludora-Fusion, a new vector control solution that was recently prequalified by the World Health Organisation, after being tested against more than a dozen of resistant mosquito strains in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exercise will last 24 days, effective April 26.
10:43
10:43

Medicines Agency Adds Blood Clots on Possible Effects of AstraZeneca Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine 1 Top story

The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority of the cases were among females below 60 years of age, some aged 24, who developed clots after receiving their first vaccine jab.
15:22
15:22

Residents Demand Upgrade of Aduku Health Center IV Ministry of Health 2

The Aduku Town Council Vice Chairperson, Peter Otim, says that the influx of patients has exerted pressure on the facility leading to acute shortage of drugs. He is equally pushing for the upgrade of the said facility.
12:45
12:45

Medics Attribute Low Staffing Levels in Referral Hospitals to Corruption Ministry of Health 4

Mukuzi says doctors have approached the association with complaints that for one to be deployed they need to part with lots of money to facilitate officials in the district and the National Health Service commission.
10:45
10:45

Lira District Leaders Bothered by Rising Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Ministry of Health 2

This is more than double the number of deaths that were reported in the 2018/2019 financial year according to findings published in the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report 2019/2020.
11:29
11:29

Donated COVID-19 Cash to be Used to set up Blood Banks - Atwine COVID-19 Donations 2

Rubbishing claims that the money couldn’t be accounted for, Atwiine said part of the money will be used to set up hotel structures at border points which will serve as health worker accommodation facilities and that some of the money will be used to construct blood banks in Arua and Soroti districts.
17:47
17:47

Public Reluctant to Wear Masks Citing Inconveniences Ministry of Health 3

The trend comes amidst calls from health experts urging the public to keep overserving Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) including wearing of masks amid fears of a second wave of Coronavirus infections.
08:19
08:19

High Number of Teenagers Dying due to Abortion Complications-MOH Ministry of Health 2

Four out of every 10 maternal deaths recorded in the country are of teenagers who succumb to abortion-related complications, according to the National Annual Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Report of 2019/2020 compiled by the health ministry.
08:48
08:48

Upgrade of Angetta, Awei Health Center IIs Stalls Ministry of Health 1

In May 2018, Alebtong district received Shillings 1 billion from the World Bank for the upgrade of the two Health Center to HCIII's under the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program for Results- IFTPR, intended to improve health service delivery to the community. The district contracted Otada Holdings Company Limited to undertake the works.
10:14
10:14

Researchers Embark on Another PrEP Study Ministry of Health 4 1

Dr Gatti Brenda Mirembe, the principal investigator on the study says that HIV negative women at high risk of HIV infection will be enrolled on a monthly pill to evaluate its effectiveness and safety in protecting them from acquiring the virus.
22:03
22:03

New Research Attributes Decline in Stunting Levels to Mosquito Net Use Ministry of Health 4 1

Dr. Peter Waiswa, a researcher based at Makerere University School of Public health who was the Co-investigator on the study, says that one of the most important drivers of the decline in stunting among children under-five were increased coverage of insecticide-treated nets reasoning that with the prevention method, children do not fall sick.
06:50
06:50

Countries Struggling to Reach High-Risk Populations in COVID-19 Vaccinations Ministry of Health

44 African countries have received vaccines through the COVAX Facility or through donations and bilateral agreements, and 32 of them have begun vaccinations. The COVAX Facility has supplied nearly 16 million doses to 28 countries since launching deliveries to the continent in February. But the continent has so far administered 7.7 million vaccine doses mainly to high-risk population groups.
17:51
17:51

MOH Permits Companies to Import COVID-19 Vaccines for Their Staff Ministry of Health 4

She says companies can import the vaccines on condition that they will not sell them to the final recipients and that they are those that have been cleared by the World Health Organization for emergency use.
18:40
18:40

Experts Call for New TB Diagnostic Innovations Ministry of Health 4

Dr Bruce Kirenga, a lung expert said that for long health workers have been depending on symptoms to identify people who should get screened for TB but with the chest X-ray, case detection rates have increased from 3 to 10%.
13:29
13:29

We Have Capacity to Store Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine- NMS Boss Ministry of Health

The Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine is so far among the top vaccines for COVID-19 in terms of effectiveness in clinical trials offering 95 per cent prevention of the viral respiratory disease for those who get the two shots as recommended.
20:41
20:41

Ministry of Health Asked to Distribute More Effective Mosquito Nets Malaria Consortium 7

A total of 27. 5million nets have been distributed and now Tibenderana who is also the Technical head at International NGO Malaria Consortium says government should be thinking about next generation nets in preceding campaigns with a lot of research being churned out. He says elimination requires having a rapid response that can be implemented by both the private and the public sector.
13:03
13:03

Gulu University Laboratory Rolls Out COVID-19 Testing Services Faculty of Medicine 2

The 4.5 million dollars’ complex laboratory under the Faculty of Medicine was constructed with a subsidy from the African Development Bank
09:44
09:44

Gov't Erred When Selecting Beneficiaries for COVID-19 Vaccination Ministry of Health 5 1

Dr Joseph Ochieng, a Bioethicist based at the Department of Anatomy who was the Principal investigator on the survey says the Ministry of Health couldn’t avail them guidelines which they based on to zero on what they referred to as priority populations.
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