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15:50
15:50

Lack of Sexuality Education Fuelling Teenage Preganacy in Rakai MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

A survey by Reproductive Health Uganda found out that more than 2,093 underage girls were impregnated during the lockdown period.
09:18
09:18

Buganda to Use Emergency Drums to Deepen Covid-19 Fight buganda kingdom 4

According to Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, this partnership will use the sounding of the Gwanga Mujje drum in the villages translated as “all of you come” a drum that was sounded in the olden days in times of trouble to rally the people to a common cause for example fighting invaders. To him, Covid-19 is a lion that has attacked and people need to come together to fight it hence the sounding of this drum.
20:01
20:01

New Research Reports High Rates of Repeat Pregnancies Among Teenagers MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

Dr Dinah Amongin, the lead investigator said that while the government has managed to reduce teenage pregnancy rates from 40% in the last 15 years to 24% now, repeat adolescent births remain very high, a pointer that shows teenagers haven’t been guided on protection against another unwanted pregnancy.
14:21
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Isingiro Turns to Community Workers to Curb Early Child Pregnancies Teenage Pregnancies 5

Dr Edson Tumusherure, the District Health Officer, says that the social workers will voluntarily sensitize the members of the community especially parents about the dangers of teenage pregnancy.
19:50
19:50

Kitgum Receives 1,000 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Sinovac Vaccine 1

William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner,says the vaccines will be distributed to Kitgum General Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum to aid vaccination.
11:59
11:59

Sheema Complains of Low Uptake of Hepatitis B Vaccine MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1 Top story

According to Dr. Tumuhimbise, the Hepatitis B vaccines will expire in December this year. He attributes the poor uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that there is a slow response ever since the pandemic broke out in the country,
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Village Chairpersons Delay Movement of Patients in Bukomansimbi MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Margret Nansamba, a resident of Butalaga parish in Bigasa Sub-county is instead appealing to President Yoweri Museveni to reconsider some of his directives and allow free movement of patients to save them from the hustle of pursuing authorization from village chairpersons, while their health condition is deteriorating.
10:13
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COVID-19: Another Herbal Concoction Hits Market in Masaka Despite MOH Warning MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 2 Top story

Kawonawo, who is known for making anti-cough and cold herbal mixtures, says that he improved his formulas by blending plants rich in Vitamins A and C as well as those with high alkaline levels to suppress the virus.
13:10
13:10

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence In Kampala Is Growing, Twaweza Survey Suggests Vaccines 1 3 Top story

7 out of 10 Kampala residents are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19
12:34
12:34

Luwero Hospital Runs Out of Essential Drugs for COVID 19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 4

The hospital is struggling to manage the patients at the treatment centre over shortage of drugs. The common drugs for treating COVID 19 patients are Azithromycin, Zinc, vitamin C and Vitamin D.
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Sub County Covid-19 Taskforces in Mbarara Struggle to Monitor Home Based Care Patients MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4

Elly Ariho Twinoburyo, a district councillor of Ruhiira Town council, says that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but don't have symptoms continue to flout homecare guidelines, and mixing with the community and increasing the threat of spreading the virus.
13:38
13:38

Health Center III in-charge Arrested for Alleged Theft of Covid-19 Testing Kits MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 1

Fredrick Byanyima was arrested on Wednesday by Resident District Commissioner Emmy Katera Turyabagyenyi. He is currently detained at Nyeihanga Police Post.
17:09
17:09

Health Workers Pray for Mercy in Second Prayer against COVID-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4

On her part, Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said they have experienced the most difficult time that they are being insulted yet some health workers have not been able to go back to their families for the last two years.
18:53
18:53

Health Ministry Urges Against Herbal Concoctions in Covid-19 Treatment twaweza uganda 1 Top story

The surge in the COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country has forced some affected persons to turn to all sorts of concoctions for treatment instead of getting to hospitals for management.
20:52
20:52

Private Providers Cautioned On Exorbitant Hospital Fees State House 2

The providers blamed the high charges on high utility bills and cost of sundries and hospital equipment which spiraled due to shortages caused by the pandemic.
17:00
17:00

Declining Morale Among Health Workers Bothers Kalisizo Hospital Management COVID-19 Management 1 2 Top story

According to reports, many of the staff at the hospital are scared of attending to patients due to the apparent increased risk of contracting the virus in the line of duty. On average, the hospital records ten positive COVID-19 cases each day.
10:20
10:20

Police Recover 600 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Raid on Kampala Pharmacies crime intelligence 2 1 Top story

“We swiftly stormed these places in Wandegeya and Ntinda, and the stolen vaccines were found there and of course arrested some suspects from there,” he said. He says that during the raid on First pharmacy, they intercepted one of the employees who was running away with some materials in the bag.
14:11
14:11

Oxygen Plants Failing to Match Demand as COVID-19 Cases Surge MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

Dr. Nathan Onyaki, the Director Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, says that their plant broke down recently after being overstretched because of the growing demand for oxygen. He says that the situation has worsened because of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases being admitted at their treatment facility.
17:08
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Politicians Fuelled Current COVID-19 Resurgence-Experts MINISTRY OF HEALTH 4 1

While daily COVID-19 positive cases had fallen to the lows of less than ten cases each day in early March and COVID-19 treatment centres closed, the daily case reports recently went up to the highs of more than a thousand cases on some days.
10:15
10:15

Medical Records Vital Before Persons with Underlying Conditions Get COVID-19 Jab MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1

Comorbid conditions in COVID-19 patients include cancer, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, asthma Down syndrome, obesity, cystic fibrosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), dementia, pregnancy, and type 2 diabetes.
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