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12:22
12:22

Uganda in Top 20 Countries Where Pollution Fuels Child Pneumonia air pollution 3

Through mobile monitoring where researchers have placed devices on boda bodas around Kampala and Wakiso districts, Nantanda says they have found areas of Rubaga, Kawempe, Bweyogerere and Namugongo to have very bad quality of air, something that badly affects sensitive groups like children and the elderly of 70 years and above. She says Namugongo has had the worst measures among those areas.
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%.
17:18
17:18

ICU Experts Want Physiotherapists Integrated in COVID-19 Care 2

Already, according to Dr. Bruce Kirenga, a Lung Expert who has been involved in treating critical COVID-19 cases says they have added a form of physiotherapy called proning on their cocktail of care for critical patients.
13:07
13:07

Makerere Starts Using Recovered Patients' Blood For Treating Covid-19 Ministry of Health 2 1

To treat each person, they require two units of blood meaning two donors are required for each patient, according to Kirenga, who explains that the higher the antibodies the quicker a person will be able to recover from the virus.
11:30
11:30

Covid-19: Major Post-Treatment Gaps Worry Medics Ministry of Health 3

Dr. William Worodria, who heads the Case Management Team on the National COVID-19 taskforce admitted at the beginning the people who were testing positive presented mild symptoms which is why things like rehabilitation were missed in the guidelines.
14:51
14:51

Experts Predict Widespread Lung Damage of Patients Recovering from COVID-19 2

Dr Bruce Kirenga, the Director Uganda Lung Institute says that while Uganda has largely had mild cases of the respiratory disease, many of those that are testing positive will suffer lung damage that will be difficult to treat, requiring lung rehabilitation services which are quite rare in Uganda.
09:38
09:38

Uganda Testing Blood Plasma of Recovered COVID-19 Patients in Search for Treatment 2 3 Top story

In the coming days, the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) will be collecting blood from the likes of Barumba in preparation for a study by the Makerere University Lung Institute where they will be extracting convalescent plasma from the blood of recovered patients to potentially use it in treatment of those that are testing positive.
16:28
16:28

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Suffered Organ Damage- Study 2 1

In the country’s first study whose results were circulated on Tuesday, the scientists from Makerere University found 12.8% of the patients to have evidence of liver damage, whereas when lung damage checks were done using chest X- rays and CT scans, three patients were found to have significant lung damage.
14:13
14:13

Expert Cautions against Use of Masks among Children Ministry of Health 2

While the government has issued a directive to have everybody wear face masks when out in the public domain, Nantanda who is also a senior researcher on respiratory diseases says children’s airways are small and don’t process carbon dioxide as well as adults which makes breathing behind a mask dangerous.
14:37
14:37

Half of Ugandans Suffer from Allergy-Study Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Bruce Kirenga, an allergy expert and head the Lung institute, told URN that 3416 people were surveyed at household level to determine the prevalence of allergic asthma and other allergies and that respondents were followed for 12 months.
20:27
20:27

Tobacco Companies Hampered Implementation of Law-MOH Ministry of Health 3 1 Top story

Addressing stakeholders during the commemoration of the World No Tobacco Day in Kampala on Thursday, the Health State Minister, Sarah Opendi, said government hands were tied in as far as implementing the tobacco law is concerned.
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