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13:30
13:30

Experts ask Public to Take a Booster Tetanus Dose Every after 10 Years Ministry of Health 4

Dr Allan Muruta, the Commissioner of Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health says many Ugandans are unaware of the correct schedule for tetanus vaccination and wrongly believe that the jab is given once in a lifetime.
19:49
19:49

Surgeons Target a Thousand People in Week-Long Surgical Camp surgical operations 3 1

Most of the people expected to turn up for surgery this week are those with hernias, goiters and swellings that they have endured for up to ten years and according to Dr. Frank Asiimwe, a Consultant Urologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital they are expecting up to a thousand including some who will be assessed and referred for further care.
15:26
15:26

Experts Raise Concern over Bone Setters as Uganda Marks World Physiotherapy Day 3

While attending an event to mark World Physiotherapy Day on Thursday, Annette Grace Nakalyango, a physiotherapist based at Mulago National Referral Hospital said many patients turning up at the hospital with major deformities reveal visiting bone setters before seeking the help of specialists.
16:46
16:46

Scientists Predict Rise in Severe Malaria Cases as Schools Reopen Makerere University 5

Dr Richard Idro, a Malaria Researcher based at Makerere University says that the recent upsurge of malaria in many parts of the country has also seen the disease shifting from affecting very young children aged below five years to school-going children.
09:00
09:00

Malaria Treatment: We Might be Mistargeting-MOH Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Jimmy Opigo, the head of the Malaria Control Division in the Ministry of Health told URN in an exclusive interview that several parts of Eastern Uganda are still reporting up to ten malaria deaths every week and yet areas such as Namutumba have been prioritized in the prevention efforts such as the distribution of insecticide-treated nets and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).
17:23
17:23

UHRC, Law Society Demand Amendments in Human Organ and Transplantation Bill vulnerable persons 1 2

Shifra Lukwago, a Commissioner at UHRC pointed out that Clause 88 of the Bill prohibits commercial dealings in human material for transplantation, yet Clause 88 (2)(a) allows for payments that do not constitute financial gain in particular compensation for living donors for loss of earning caused by the removal of an organ.
14:19
14:19

Surgeons Train Boda Boda Riders in Appropriate First Aid 4

Victor Kigonya a Resident Surgeon at Kibuli hospital told URN that they resolved to start with motorcyclists' leaders, teaching them what should be done at an accident scene and what kind of first aid that should be given for what type of injury.
17:53
17:53

Global Expert Advises Uganda on Coming Organ Transplant Service Parliament 3

Dr. Gaurav Kharya, the Director Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy at the Apollo hospital in Delhi India said the two programmes are run using different guidelines and having them separated from beginning will save the country the confusion that may arise in future.
16:23
16:23

Scientists Highlight Need for Genetic Counselors Makerere University 4

The specialists who were releasing findings of a study in which they were assessing awareness of Genetics and Genomics Research and the ethical and social concerns associated with it, said that the country does not have a single genetic counselor and yet a lot of genetics-related work is going on from biobanking to basic tests such PCR for COVID-19.
11:33
11:33

Mulago Bows to Pressure, Reopens Gate to Medical School Makerere University 5

Earlier, Prof. Nelson Sewankambo, who is a former dean of the Medical School had referred to the wall fence as the Berlin Wall put up to distort the kind of doctors being trained.
17:34
17:34

Health Ministry Drafting Policy for Mandatory Sickle Cell Screening Ministry of Health 5

Dr. Deogratius Munube, a Consultant Pediatrician working at the Mulago Hospital Sickle Cell Clinic says requiring people to screen will go a long way in cutting prevalence quoting evidence from countries that have put in place legislation.
07:33
07:33

Separated Siamese Twins Gifted a House as Mulago Starts New Community Integration Programme 5 1

Dr. Nasser Kakembo, a Paediatric Surgeon who was part of the multidisciplinary team of experts that conducted the surgery in December told URN on Wednesday that they couldn’t risk re-integrating the children and their parents back into the community because the social workers deemed their home unsafe.
07:38
07:38

Uganda Heart Institute on The Spot Over Failure to Declare UGX 1.7BN donor funds 1

“Anything in control of government must be declared to the government. As an institute that employs accountants, how did it happen that these funds from development partners were not declared to the Treasury?” Aogon asked.
08:45
08:45

Uganda’s Private Health Facilities Shunning Kangaroo Mother Care premature babies 3

Fatuma Gohar, a Newborn Health Specialist at UNICEF told a meeting of health workers on Thursday that the method which involves infants being carried, usually by the mother, with skin-to-skin contact has been mistaken to be for the rural, low-end public facilities, yet it has immense benefits for all irrespective of social class.
17:16
17:16

High Viral, Bacterial infections; Are Clinicians Giving Wrong Diagnosis? Makerere University 6

Dr Hakim Sendagire, a Biochemist based at Makerere University Microbiology lab says lately they have been rejecting quite a number of samples sent to them for Complete Blood Count (CBC) tests due to the fact that they are contaminated and therefore cannot offer an accurate diagnosis.
17:40
17:40

MPs Gather Around Parliament to Mourn Fallen Speaker Oulanyah Maj Gen Paul Lokech 1 2

The Samia-Bugwe Central MP Denis Nyangweso said receiving such sad news lowered down his spirit especially that the deceased did not enjoy the seat that he earned in the 11th Parliament through a tough contest.
14:19
14:19

Interdicted Mulago Director Hands over to Deputy Ministry of Health 1

Under Secretary Akiiri says by honorably showing up for the handle over, Baterana had expressed high-level civility and that his successor should always consult him whenever she encounters challenges.
18:48
18:48

Private Pharmacies Operating Within Mulago Hospital Kicked Out 1

According to Abiaz Rwamwiri, NDA Public Relations Officer, First Pharmacy vacated today whereas Ecopharm left last evening. He added that other pharmacies in government hospitals across the country will be closed too. So far, the pharmacies within Mbarara, Kawempe and Hoima Regional Referral hospitals are still open.
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Dr. Baterana Charged with Embezzlement, Abuse of Office Ministry of Health 1 4 Top story

Dr Waren Namara, the Director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit, says that their investigations revealed several inconsistencies in regard to the procurement of medicines and other medical supplies at the hospital.
14:15
14:15

UMA: Oulanyah Owes Ugandans Legislation to Improve Healthcare System Uganda Airlines 1 3

Oulanyah is currently hospitalized in Seattle City in the United States of America where he was rushed on February 3, 2022, because of deteriorating health. Oulanyah was first admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital but his doctors recommended his transfer to receive specialised treatment.
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