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11:48
11:48

Experts Worried About Quality of Mosquito Nets Sold on Market WHO 1 1

The experts say that the 2018 World Health Organisation approved mosquito nets are only able to offer protection against malaria for two months, after which they are likely to become ineffective.
19:51
19:51

UGX 700 Million Spent On COVID-19 Tests As Museveni Takes Oath Ministry of Health 1 1 Top story

URN has learnt that the over 4000 guests at the ceremony were subjected to tests as per the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Each PCR test costs close to 180,000 Shillings.
10:16
10:16

Politicians, Public Ignorant About National Health Insurance Scheme-Experts Ministry of Health 6

Fredrick Makaire, the Executive Director Save for Health Uganda an umbrella organization for informal community health insurance schemes said the Ministry of Health came out to resist the bill rather late and failed to carry out its mandate of sensitization.
08:33
08:33

COVID Vaccination Ignores Truckers as EAC Explores Common Health Pass Ministry of Health 4

Byron Kinene, the chairperson of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transport Association (RLDTA) says that while truckers were considered high risk groups in the early days of the pandemic, having recorded the highest number of positives, accessing vaccination services has been difficult.
11:19
11:19

IDI Starts Delivery of ARVs to Kalangala Using Drones Ministry of Health 5 1

The delivery will start in Bufumira Islands as a project that will assess the effectiveness of using the technology to deliver medicines and other supplies during health emergencies.
22:05
22:05

Health Ministry Names Districts Performing Poorly in COVID-19 Immunization Ministry of Health 2 1

Aceng also listed the fifteen best performing districts with Rukungiri topping the list followed by Kanungu and Hoima. Rukiga, Tororo, Bushenyi, Masaka, Mukono, Pakwach and Jinja as the top ten districts. Kampala came in 14th place performing worse than hard to reach districts of Kalangala, Bukedea and Namisindwa.
20:08
20:08

Gov't Bans Flights To and From India Ministry of Health 2 1

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng told journalists on Friday that Uganda has so far recorded one case of the Indian strain of the COVID-19 virus that is feared to be lethal. She said starting tomorrow only those Ugandans who have been in India for treatment and the nationals that will be allowed back in the country. The ban also affects travelers that have traveled through India in the last 14 days.
17:07
17:07

Trained Specialists Graduate from Uganda Heart Institute Ministry of Health 1 2

Previously, doctors who wanted to specialize in heart care had to travel abroad at a total cost of 400 Million Shillings.
17:20
17:20

Two years later, Lubowa Hospital Remains at Foundation Level Parliament 1 7 Top story

While the Ministry of Health handed over the site on June 10, 2019, it hoped that the construction would be completed by June 2021. However, the project remains at the foundation level and, according to Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, it has been extended for now 15 more months.
08:11
08:11

CEHURD Sues Gov't for Contempt of Court over Proposed Health Budget Cuts Ministry of Health 4 1

In the petition filed on Tuesday, Peter Eceru, a lawyer and Programmes Specialist at CEHURD which is suing the government for contempt of court said he had perused through the budget framework papers for the FY 2021/22 and found no sufficient funds for the health sector in general and maternal health in particular.
16:03
16:03

MOH Blames ROKO for Delays in Fully Re-opening Mulago Hospital Ministry of Health 3 1

Initially, a loan of $50 million was sought from the African Development Bank to complete the hospital but expenses kept piling and now according to Health Minister In charge of General Duties Robina Nabbanja government is currently paying the sub- contractors since ROKO went bankrupt.
15:31
15:31

Private Clinics Sprouting Around Mulago National Referral Hospital Ministry of Health 2 1

Speaking during the weekly Ministry of Health supervision meeting at the hospital, Baterana said a lots of fraudulent and unprofessional practices are taking place in these facilities, which are at times blamed on Mulago hospital employees.
15:45
15:45

Flood Prone Districts to Receive Second Cholera Dose heavy rains 1 2

Dr Joyce Moriku, the State Minister for Primary Health Care, says that the government has imported additional 1 Million vaccines which will be rolled out in May to complete vaccination of those that had earlier received the first dose last year 2020.
15:23
15:23

PEPFAR Urged to Work with Communities Amid Slow Progress in HIV Targets Ministry of Health 3 1

The call by activists comes at a time when PEPFAR is deciding how it will spend its bilateral funding for HIV. PEPFAR is required to engage directly affected communities in countries they fund in a planning and budgeting process called Country Operational Planning or COP process but often they engage with most policymakers to make allocation decisions.
12:08
12:08

Aceng Assures Ugandans on Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose WHO 1 1

Although the government had initially said that the doses would cover 482,000 People, with each getting two injections spaced between eight weeks, the plan was later revised, to allow more people to get the first dose. But soon after the change, the Serum Institute of India, announced the halting of vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market.
17:55
17:55

Men Can Seek Family Planning Services Through Telemedicine-Study Makerere University 2

Dr Allen Kabagenyi, the Principal Investigator on the study says they contacted over 250,000 users of telehealth services subscribed to the Medical Concierge Group, a digital health company of which 1,065 users agreed to receive family planning messages on their phones.
17:32
17:32

Medical Association Ponders Legal Action over Mandatory COVID-19 Jabs for Health Workers Ministry of Health 4 1

Speaking to journalists on Monday, officials of the Association said that they had received several reports that health workers are being forced into immunization with threats of withholding their pay in the wake of high abstinence by the initial target population.
11:30
11:30

Low Vaccine Uptake Forcing MOH Back to Covid War Drawing Board COVID-19 1 1

Health ministry officials have been forced to change the original plan of vaccination to increase uptake of the vaccine. Originally, vaccination was supposed to start with health workers, teachers, security personnel, persons with co-morbidities and those aged 50 and above
08:00
08:00

Uganda Advised to Address Blood Clots Associated with COVID-19 Vaccines WHO 1

As a result of being associated with blood clots, several European countries have halted the use of the said vaccines. However, in light of the limited supply of the vaccines, the World Health Organisation country representative to Uganda, Dr Yonas Woldermariam has called upon the government not to take the same route.
15:13
15:13

Approved National Health Insurance Bill Doesn't Favour All Ugandans-Dr. Aceng Ministry of Health 1 2 Top story

According to the minister of health, the bill which was passed does not address concerns raised by stakeholders. She says the bill needed to be withdrawn and revised so that concerns relating to who contributes to the scheme and collects monies are addressed
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