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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Odong, says health workers had to come first to show an example to the general public to embrace the exercise. He rubbished misinformation making rounds on social media about the vaccines, saying the vaccines underwent all the required standard tests before approval.
Like Juma, a 34 year old mother who spoke anonymously, said she sneaked in and lied on advice from her neighbor that she is a nurse in Bwaise. “My children are young and I need to protect them irrespective of what the government says. When I get immunized, it means that I can’t give them Covid-19,” she said.
The district health inspector David Ssekaboga says that although the national figures indicate an 89.2 percent latrine coverage for Wakiso, but those figures are only capturing households and neglecting the population which is the highest in the country.
The Luwero Resident District Commissioners Rose Birungi, her deputy Mariam Nalubega Sseguya and District Vice Chairperson Joseph Serugo among other officials were the first the COVID 19 jabs so as to encourage health workers as well as general public to embrace the exercise.
Although Parliament passed 18.3 billion shillings supplementary budget for the procurement of the AstraZeneca Vaccines from the Serum Institute of India last month, the Health Ministry says there has been a delay in availing the money by the Ministry of Finance.
Dr. Monica Musenero, the Presidential Advisor on epidemics says vaccination comes with some effects such as a fever, heaviness of the hand and pain. She says these are a good sign that the vaccine is actually working.
The matter was raised by Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP who says that the curfew is now being used to violate rights of Ugandans, curtail mothers and women who are coming from the market and extort money from Ugandans.
Initial reports indicate that the government had rejected the embassy’s move to vaccinate all their staff. But Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says that the country cannot tolerate a cocktail of vaccines whose effect is currently unclear.
Report from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicates that about 1,950 cases of mental illness of young people ages 19 to 36, have been reported to the facility within a period of six months.
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
Health ministry officials say the drop in numbers is just the calm before an impending second wave.They advise that instead of celebrating the end of COVID-19, Ugandans should adhere to the all public health measures because the low numbers are a transition to what is to come
According to guidelines issued on Friday, those that test positive in Central Division will be treated at Kisenyi Health Center IV and Makerere University Hospital, Rubaga division residents will go to Kawala and Kitebi Health Center IIIs whereas those from Makindye Division will seek care at Kisugu HC III and Kiruddu National Referral hospitals.