Breaking

Archive

Apr 37 results
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
16:27
16:27

Ugandan Health Workers Not Allowed to Breastfeed Exclusively Ministry of Health 2

Findings show that no health workers or other hospitals staff carry out exclusive breastfeeding. For NGOs, only 9.1 percent of the mothers employed there are able to breastfeed exclusively followed by those employed in the private sector at 22.2 percent. Only women employed in United Nations agencies were found to be able to breastfeed exclusively for six months
07:33
07:33

Autism School Reopens With Music Therapy After Shattered Routine living with autism 4 1

According to Dr Arinda Anita, a psychiatrist based at Butabika hospital, children with autism thrive better at school because of the clear structure and routines that schools provide. She says the children got very agitated since homes and parents can’t fully provide it and that healing them from that disruption would need a little more innovation from the experts.
13:18
13:18

Health Experts Worried About School Re-opening Ministry of Health 1

During the first phase of re-opening, schools were required to put in place certain measures including provision of hand washing facilities, ensuring wearing of facial masks, maintaining a two-meter social distancing at all times, closing boundaries and operating as either a day or boarding school but not both. However, scientists do not think schools will be able to follow all the set guidelines when they resume
20:21
20:21

Teachers, Parents Welcome School Reopening Nod Ministry of Health 7

Filbert Baguma, the Secretary-General of the Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU says the decision to re-open schools is timely and welcome. He says following the re-opening of markets, arcades, public transport and places of worship, it was high time that schools were re-opened.
17:08
17:08

MAK Hospital Increases COVID-19 Testing Fees Ministry of Health

Previously, the hospital was charging 100,000 Shillings for each test. However, the hospital management says they were forced to increase the cost of testing after support from the development partners was halted.
17:07
17:07

Kitgum Receives 15,000 Face Masks For Learners Ministry of Health 1 1

Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given to learners in schools within the Municipality.
12:53
12:53

32 Schools Yet to Open in Kapelebyong District COVID 19 Pandemic 2 1

According to Samson Olaki Okare, the District Education Officer of Kapelebyong, the schools are still bushy, lack COVID-19 prevention messages, hand washing facilities among others.
23:59
23:59

Unyama National Teachers' College Open New Term With Psychological Therapy Sessions social distancing 1 1

David Basadah, the Principal of the College told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the students and their lecturers have returned to the college with stress and psychological challenges.
10:39
10:39

Several Schools Fail to Reopen in Katakwi District COVID-19 Lockdown 3 1

James Stephen Engole, the head teacher of the school told our reporter that much as they had done all the necessary preparations to receive students, they had no idea of what happened to the candidates on the first day.
19:36
19:36

Education Ministry Says Asking Parents for Masks is Illegal Ministry of Health

According to education ministry officials, school should not ask parents to provide masks for their children because government is going to give each finalist two facial masks
16:27
16:27

Pader Task Force Stuck with COVID-19 Patients Hosted in School Premises Ministry of Health 1 2

At least 90 students, among them 83 males and seven females, all in their final year are expected to resume classes at Kilak Corner Technical Institute in Pader Sub County when schools reopen on October 15. But the district is currently stuck with 29 COVID-19 patients at the school dormitory which was turned into isolation centre a month ago.
07:36
07:36

Gulu Task Force, Clinical School Disagree Over Relocation of COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 1 3

Grace Aninge, the Principal of the College says they want to use their space in both campuses to manage social distancing rules as a recommended standard operation procedure (SOP).
16:23
16:23

COVID-19: Health Ministry Says 300 Children Affected Since Outbreak Ministry of Health 1 1

According to the health ministry, 80 percent of the reported cases can be traced back to wide spread community infection that became pronounced in July to date. Children aged 0-12 years old account for 95 of the reported cases while the rest are children aged 13-18
18:49
18:49

COVID-19 Lock Down: Learners Tired, Want to Go Back to School Ministry of Health 3 1

While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
18:49
18:49

Inspection of Schools Underway in Wakiso Ahead of Planned Reopening Ministry of Health 4

Wakiso LCV vice chairperson Betty Ethal Naluyima has commended government for showing signs of planning to reopen the schools although it will be partially done starting with only candidate classes.
19:14
19:14

No COVID-19 Tests On Learners As Schools Re-open Ministry of Health 1 1

According to the health ministry mass COVID-19 testing among learners who are expected to return to school on September 20,2020 will not be carried out. Dr Charles Olaro says that they will only test alerts, positive cases and their contacts for the disease. The rest of will have to follow set SOPs in schools which include frequent handwashing, wearing a mask during lessons and observing social distancing in classrooms
14:17
14:17

Wakiso Education Department Sensitizing Teachers, School Proprietors on SOPs School Reopenning 2

The team headed by Fredrick Kiyingi Kinobe the Wakiso District Education Officer has met headteachers, school directors and parents to sensitize them about the SOPs.
07:38
07:38

Gulu Task Force Translates COVID-19 Guidelines into Acholi Ministry of Health 2 1

Gulu District Information Officer, Gloria Aloyo, a member of the committee said they translated two articles about general info on COVID-19 guidelines and the other for Village Health Teams (VHT) involvement and guidelines.
15:40
15:40

Medical Interns Vow to Continue Staying Home COVID-19 in Uganda 2 1

Dr. Herbert Luswata, the FAMU Welfare Chairperson, says the interns have decided to stay home if they cannot be provided with PPE. He says over half of the intern training centers are going to be affected by this decision.
Apr 37 results