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11:56
11:56

Gov’t Wants Court to Dismiss Suit Against Junk Food MINISTRY OF HEALTH

In his defense, State Attorney Samuel Tusubira asked court to dismiss this suit calling it premature and misconceived because the ministry of health and various institutions have from time to time issued circulars that highlight the knowledge and attitudes of behavioral change to communities in food and nutrition related matters.
17:28
17:28

No Ugandan has Tested Positive for Coronavirus - Minister Aceng MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Minister Aceng said there are 71 Ugandan students quarantined at their residences in China and none of them has tested positive.
20:59
20:59

UCI Calls for Vaccination of Boys Against HPV Health Minister 3

Responding to concerns raised by the World Health Organization this morning urging countries to come up with nation specific interventions to counter unnecessary cancer deaths, Orem said they are already strengthening treatment as they have now upgraded from a single radiotherapy machine to three in addition to stocking more essential medicines.
13:59
13:59

Pneumonia Remains Highest Killer Among Children in Uganda - Minister MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 2

25 children die of pneumonia everyday. Among the interventions to reverse this grim picture, Aceng says they launched an oxygen scale up plan last year since many of these babies die when some facilities fail to avail them oxygen to aid breathing when hypoxemia- lack of adequate oxygen in blood sets in and yet it’s one of the major symptoms of pneumonia.
11:05
11:05

Crimean Congo Fever Outbreak Shouldn’t Cause Scare- Health Minister MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus, transmitted to people either by tick bites or through contact with infected animal blood or tissues during and immediately after slaughter. The disease, which is endemic in Africa, has the case fatality rate of 10–40 per cent.
18:41
18:41

Only 72 Percent of TB Patients Complete Treatment MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

Last year, 1,500 of the 86,000 people that newly tested for Tuberculosis in the country had the drug-resistant strain. That means that they couldn’t be treated by the readily available and cheap antibiotic rifampicin.
19:26
19:26

Uganda Fails to Hit Safe Male Circumcision Targets MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

According to Dr. Barbara Nanteza, the coordinator of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) at the Ministry, only five million men have been circumcised since 2010 when Uganda started popularizing the procedure as one of the prevention programmes.
12:48
12:48

Uganda’s First Health Minister Dies Aged 103 Years MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

Dr. Lumu, who is said to be one of the first medical practitioners in Uganda, served at Mulago National Regional Referral hospital before he was appointed Health Minister shortly after Uganda attained her independence in 1962. He is said to be the brain behind the establishment of Regional Referral hospitals across the country.
18:32
18:32

Health Ministry Statistics on NCDs Misleading-Medical Bureau MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Sadly, many health workers in rural health facilities cannot ably diagnose these diseases, according to Dr Tonny Tumwesigye, the Executive Director of the bureau. The study covered 25 facilities, among them nine hospitals, three Health Center IVs, 10 HC IIIs and three HCIIs.
19:46
19:46

Medical Association Calls for Standard Exam for Graduating Doctors MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

Dr Frank Asiimwe, the chairman of the Uganda Medical Association in charge of welfare said that some medical training institutions just pass out students to beat off competition, yet when they graduate they end up failing to practice or offering substandard service.
10:49
10:49

Fraudsters Cited in Community Health Insurance Scheme MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

Under the schemes, each individual contributes money ranging between 10,000 and 25,000 Shillings per head if they are in a rural area and 50,000 to 60,000 Shillings in urban areas to a pool of funds operated by the scheme. Every subscriber is entitled to a cover of up to 400,000 Shillings per visit and up to five visits each year, depending on the premium that they pay.
14:29
14:29

Uganda Will Not Dispense PrEP Over the Counter- Minister MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 3

Health Minister in charge of General Duties Sarah Opendi said there is already reported misuse of PrEP, which can only be aggravated by allowing pharmacies to dispense these prevention medicines without prescription.
17:14
17:14

Over 60% Don't Wash Hands With Soap-MOH MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

According to the 2018 Water and Environment health sector report, hand washing practices with soap have stagnated for the last two years. The report shows that improvement of only one percent has been recorded annually.
14:32
14:32

Districts Affected by Malaria Surge Reduced by Half -Health Minister malaria upsurge 4

The disease had affected half of the country by August with 65 districts reporting increased hospital admissions and at the outpatients’ department of their medical facilities. At the time, the number of malaria cases had increased by over 400,000 from 1million cases recorded by June last year.
17:06
17:06

Health Ministry Launches National Blood Drive to Deal with Malaria Outbreak MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

Blood shortages have been reported in Kitgum and Gulu districts in the last two months. According to Uganda Blood Transfusion Services there are only 25,000 units of blood in storage. The target of the campaign is to raise this number to 50,000 units by November, 2019.
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