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UVRI Checks Efficacy of Point of Care Test in Detecting Viral Load in HIV Positive Children Ministry of Health 1 2

Viral load testing according to experts is crucial in the treatment of HIV as it helps in making treatment decisions which in the end help the patient to suppress the virus and improve their quality of life.
22:40
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Gov’t Rejects Demands to Lift Curfew Parliament 5 1

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the curfew will be maintained despite calls by members of Parliament to have it lifted.
11:46
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MOH Struggles to hit Hepatitis Testing Targets, Turns to Antenatal to Catch Women Ministry of Health 1 5

Dr. Racheal Beyagira, the Technical Officer on Hepatitis in the Ministry says the 5.6 million accounts for 35% of their target, adding that over 40% of those tested came out positive.
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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.
10:43
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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.
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.
11:29
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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.
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Researchers Embark on Another PrEP Study Ministry of Health 1 4

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

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.
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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
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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%.
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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.
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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.
09:44
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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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19:27

Researcher Roots for Group Care for People Living With HIV Makerere University 3

Delivered by lay health workers to groups of patients, the treatment involves eight sessions of therapy delivered in eight weeks with each focusing on a different topics where the first session is introductory and the last focusing on livelihood skills for those involved.
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Health Ministry Calls 70-Year-Olds for COVID-19 Jabs Ministry of Health

As of today, the statement shows, 7,920 people had received their first dose of the vaccine and that they have distributed 663, 520 doses to all the districts across the country.
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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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