AVMI Executive Director Dr. Patrick Tippoo says they are unaware of any initiative by Uganda towards manufacturing and added that only four countries that have not yet started actual manufacturing have been recognized adding that for any country hoping to start production, it not only requires a lot of money but determination and patience.
The drug which was tested on more than 100 patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital was being promoted as having antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunological properties and that it will help in the cure of many other infections apart from COVID-19.
The report identified the barriers children with disabilities face to participating fully in their societies and how this often translates to negative health and social outcomes. It shows that children with disabilities are disadvantaged compared to children without disabilities on most measures of child well-being.
Museveni said he had launched a full war against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria but wondered why it has been impossible to have a vaccine yet pathogens such as SARS COV-2 virus that only emerged recently have vaccines.
Nawangwe says after a protracted push, government is only waking up to offer additional support to take the product through clinical trials when there are already lost opportunities. He mentions that the United Nations Technology bank in Turkey had wanted to support the researchers but Uganda said they were too busy to take on the project. While it costs about $15000 to purchase a ventilator, the new innovation researchers said would cost around $5000.
The Institute’s Executive Director Dr Jackson Orem says they are revamping the lab using money acquired from the government of Uganda to cut down on expenditure by individuals who seek sophisticated tests from outside the region. He says that once it’s complete they will then be able to conduct all tests done for all types of cancers.
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.
The beneficiaries include Bussi-Bulange Primary School and Bussi-Gombe Primary School will each get a classroom block at a cost of 178.7 million Shillings, Nakitokolo Primary school and Buwembo Primary School in Namayumba sub-county with a total expense of 98.8 million Shillings for two classroom blocks, G
According to the Director Government Media Centre boss Ofwono Opondo, the journalists were accredited to cover COVID-19 and Tourism in Bwindi Forest, but were found doing other things unrelated to what they were accredited for.
The machine, known as the true beam linear accelerator (Linac), is the first of its kind in Africa and has been acquired through a government of Uganda funding amounting to USD 4 million (14.7 billion Shillings). The equipment adds to two already existing Cobalt radiotherapy machines which have been serving up to 150 people each day.
In a webinar organized by Civil Society Organization, Reach a Hand Uganda, Tina Musaya, the Executive Director Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) says that the safety of women who sleep outside is not guaranteed because they could be easily sexually exploited.
Ismail Sebugwawo, the chairman of Ugandans in Abu Dhabi told Uganda Radio Network that though they have stopped registering people they have told airlines to remain ready such that if the government responds or hands them the landing permit, they will just be taking off. Everyone willing to travel was to part with 2200dirhams (about shs2million).
Jane Kalanzi, a resident of Makindye Division told Uganda Radio Network that she had planned to visit a health facility since Sunday after developing flu-like symptoms, chills and high temperatures as they have been publicized as some of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The Group’s Health Minister, Dr. George Ekwaro told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday afternoon that they had resolved to halt the campaign because of the ban on private vehicle for fear of impounding their vehicles.
Rosette Egau [not real name], 49, from the Eastern Uganda district of Kaberamaido is one of the 7,126 graduands who haven’t yet received their graduation gowns, despite camping at the university for now a week.
World AIDS day national celebrations will be marked in Kayunga under the theme, Engaging the youth and young people to champion the end of HIV. Mbayo said that the choice of the place was based on the fact that Kayunga has a high HIV Prevalence of 7.8 per cent and there is a big presence of key populations like the fisherfolk and migrants.
Speaking at the launch of the report, Muhammed Ahamed Sharrif, a social researcher and head of the survey said 65% of the respondents they interacted with said they were not aware of any parish or baraza meetings in their communities. They also didn’t know that such events are supposed to happen in their areas.
Releasing the findings on Wednesday, Muhammed Ahamed Sharrif, a social researcher and principal investigator on the study, said they selected a rural and urban sub county in each of the districts where respondents would be asked questions in group discussions and individual interviews between January and October.