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09:03
09:03

Three Mentally Disabled Women Test HIV+ve Daily in Gulu Gulu District 3 1

Irene Laker, a board member of Gulu Union for Persons with Disabilities revealed in an interview that the office receives at least 3 cases of the women testing positive with the infection on a daily basis.
18:27
18:27

Gov't Asked to Integrate HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health Services 2

Monja Minsi, the Business Development and Advocacy Manager at the Aids Information Centre Uganda said that if the government were to integrate these services, it would reduce the amount of money it spends on organizations that offer these different services.
13:59
13:59

Over 60 Skip ART Treatment at Biiso Health Center III HIV 2 1

Alex Rukundo, one of the People Living with HIV, says he has failed to pick his drug refills because of transport problems.
16:40
16:40

UNAIDS Raises Alarm on Looming Shortage of HIV Drugs Global Fund

The survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their cost and to supply issues, including stock-outs over the next two months.
16:39
16:39

COVID-19 Disruptions Could Cause 500,000 Extra Deaths from HIV Winnie Byanyima 1 Top story

Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
16:13
16:13

HIV Patients Protest Directive Requiring Them to Seek Clearance from Village Chairpersons. security operatives 2

Robinah Tibakanya, the Coordinator Hoima District Forum for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, says some LC 1 Chairpersons are not discrete, which exposes members to stigma.
15:26
15:26

The Changing Face of Makerere University Hospital government 5 4 Top story

Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage. All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
10:27
10:27

Uganda AIDS Commission Seeks UGX16b to Counter New HIV Infections Parliament 1 1

The Uganda AIDS Commission has appealed to Parliament to allocate extra 16 billion shillings to HIV prevention, seeing the rise in new HIV infections is worrying.
07:25
07:25

Luweero Embraces Model To Reach Out To People Living with HIV Health Management 1 3 Top story

Dr. Nkonwa says that some PLWH have also been advised to form groups where they can send one person to the health center to pick ARVs for all members to minimize transport costs. He notes that the model aims at bridging the gap between health centers and People living with HIV/AIDS in distant villages.
14:08
14:08

Army Chief Warns Drivers, Store Keepers on Drunkenness people 3 2 Top story

Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the appeal while presiding over the graduation of 50 drivers and 52 store men at the UPDF School of Supply and Transport-SOST in Jinja district on Friday.
12:47
12:47

IRCU in Nationwide HIV/AIDs Sensitization Campaign resident 3 1

Charles Serwanja, the IRCU Health Program Manager, says it is the mandate of religious leaders to use their platforms to sensitize their communities on the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
12:58
12:58

Rakai District Gets Global Nod for Reducing HIV Related Deaths people 1 Top story

The Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP), the research entity where the first studies to establish the presence of HIV in Uganda were carried out in the 1980s was recognized for enabling adoption of new interventions such as Medical Male Circumcision and enrolling people on treatment immediately after testing positive since studies that confirmed efficacy was done there.
07:47
07:47

Link Between DTG Antiretroviral Medication and Birth Defects Exaggerated - WHO AIDS

Initial studies had highlighted a possible link between DTG and birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, that cause conditions like spina bifida in infants born to women who used the drug at the time of conception.
16:45
16:45

Global Gains in Fight Against HIV Decline Amid Funding Cuts Global Fund 1 3 Top story

The report; Communities at the Centre, shows a mixed picture arising from a widening gap between the resources needed and those available to manage the disease, as donors provide less funding, and domestic investments grow too slowly to compensate for inflation. For the first time, the global resources available for the AIDS response declined significantly, by nearly USD 1 billion.
08:00
08:00

Makerere Don Decries State Abdication of Health Service Provision government 4 3

Ssali, who is also a Global Public Health specialist, says Ugandan citizens have been turned into clients whose access to healthcare is determined by their own ability to pay, their location and socio-economic status.
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