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16:18
16:18

Isingiro District Reopens Isolation Centres MOH 1 4

Herbert Muhangi the Resident District Commissioner and chairperson of Task Force says the reopening of the isolation centres follows the increasing number of call alerts that are being recorded.
10:37
10:37

Uganda Develops Five Herbal Therapeutic Products to Manage COVID-19 MOH 2 1

The products include; Warbugia Ugandensis, Cypress oil, Cypress herbal tea, propolis tincture and propolis throat spray. Another product that has been developed is the NCRI-NP Syrup that is a concentrated version of the government's UBV-01N COVID-19 therapeutic that is still undergoing research to determine proper dosages.
11:50
11:50

34,000 Ugandans Have Received Two Doses of COVID Vaccine - Health Ministry MOH

All those who have received two doses of the vaccine were among the first people vaccinated in the country. According to records from the health ministry, these persons where vaccinated between March 10 and April 3,2021.Getting two doses of the vaccines means that these persons now have 100 protection against the disease. When infected, they will not get severe forms of the disease. They will also not be hospitalised.
14:35
14:35

Gov't Lacks Funds to Implement Tobacco Act Tobacco Control Act

According to officials, initially, 1.8 billion Shillings was budgeted to fully implement the law countrywide. However, more than five years since the law was passed, little has been done to reduce the use of tobacco use in the country. Due to the lack of funds, the health ministry has not been able to enforce the law. In addition to this, they cannot hire the necessary staff to help with making regulations to guide the implementation of the law
13:12
13:12

People at Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection More Willing to Get Jab MOH 3 1

"In April I went to Mulago, Victoria Hospital and even KCCA Kisenyi hoping to get vaccinated but no place would give me the vaccine. They all said that I was not among those designated to get the vaccine in the first phase of the exercise," he said.
17:33
17:33

800 COVID-19 Cases Reported From 29 Schools Kyambogo University 3 1

According to the health ministry, the learners who tested positive are from 29 schools from 17 districts. Some of the districts where the cases came from are Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu, Arua, Masaka and Jinja. Data from the health ministry indicates that cases have been reported from; 10 nursing schools, 11 secondary schools and seven primary schools. Cases were also picked from one Tertiary Institution and Primary Teaching Colleges. Also Kyambogo University has reported 8 cases of the disease (six students and two administrative staff)
14:36
14:36

Gov't Starts Issuing Second COVID-19 Jab MOH 2 1 Top story

All persons going to get the second dose will have to present the Ministry of Health vaccination card that shows when they received the first dose. A number of legislators, health workers and journalists are among the first categories of people to benefit as the exercise kicked off this morning at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala.
18:38
18:38

Next AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Consignment Expected in June COVID-19 Vaccines 2 1

The consignment from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility was initially expected in May, but the Serum Institute of India, the source for Uganda’s COVID-19 jab announced that it was halting vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market in India, where infections were soaring.
16:24
16:24

Mukono Baby Was in The Mortuary, Not in Placenta Pit- Report MOH 3 1

Dr Kasirye says that the placenta pit is 60ft deep and it would be hard to retrieve anything thrown in there, except through a lengthy, bureaucratic process. URN visited the pit and noticed that it was built underground and placentas are dumped through a flap that opens out.
13:46
13:46

Get Back to Work or Abandon Internship - Ministry Tells Medical Interns MOH 1

According to the health ministry, they do not have funds at the moment to increase the allowances of the interns. The director-general of health services says that medical interns who want to first get allowance increases should leave the 12 month internship programme and reapply when government gets funds
07:40
07:40

Underperforming Districts in COVID-19 Vaccination to Forfeit Vaccines MOH 2 1

According to the data from the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), they are considering picking 91,000 vaccine doses from 36 districts across the country.
17:38
17:38

Uganda's COVID-19 Lockdown Likely to be Fully Lifted in 2022 MOH 2

As of yesterday, only 404,972 people had received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the current vaccination trends from the health ministry for the month of May, on average 8,170 people are vaccinated daily.
16:39
16:39

500,000 Babies Exposed to Polio and Tuberculosis at Birth-MOH 1 1

Dr Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager of the Uganda National Expanded Program says the low uptake of vaccines issued at birth is an indication that some babies are not being born in hospitals.
20:48
20:48

51.4 Percent of People in Central, South West Have Hearing Impairments MOH 2

According to the doctor's, majority of the cases of hearing loss are found in children below the age of five. It is believed that majority of the cases are congenital
20:06
20:06

MOH, Nurses Union Against COVID-19 Vaccination Allowance 2

According to the Union, paying nurses money to vaccinate equals a bribe to carry out a service they are expected to do. Kiplangat says government should not pay the nurses the recommended Shs 5,000
19:08
19:08

84 Percent of Health Workers Have Shunned COVID-19 Vaccine MOH 1

Only 24,093 health workers have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine out of the targeted 150,000. According to the health ministry, the low uptake of the vaccine among health workers is likely to make communities more suspicious of the vaccination campaign.
12:50
12:50

Study Finds Malaria Parasites Protect Against Severe Forms of COVID-19 MOH 2 1

Findings from the studies show that 30.2 per cent of the patients who were not infected with malaria developed severe forms of COVID-19 with 3.8 percent succumbing to the disease.
20:33
20:33

Each Ugandan Could Pay UGX 100,000 Premium for Health Insurance MOH 3 1

Benson Kwikiriza, a senior legal officer in charge of regulation and drafting at the Insurance Regulatory Authority, one of the organisations working with the health ministry on the scheme says the money is needed to offer quality health care. According to Kwikiriza, this amount is affordable for all Ugandans given the services that will be received.
14:06
14:06

UPDF Soldiers Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Jabs MOH 1 1

The minister of defense, Adolf Mwesige pointed out to the army and the rest of Ugandans to have faith in their scientists and the vaccine.
15:34
15:34

Expert Warns of Health Risk At Barber Shop MOH 2 1

Dr. Haruna Nsubuga, a Trichologist at unity skin clinic says complications like bumps, ring worm fungal and bacterial infections can arise from a hair trim at a barber shop.
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