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Omoro District Gets UGX 1.2Bn for Elevation of Health Centres Ministry Of Health 1

Douglas Okello Peter, the Secretary of Health says that the elevation will improve health services in the community.
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Adherence to Covid-19 SOPs Improves at Mutukula Border Ministry Of Health 2 1

Several shops, operators of food-eating joints, money changers at both sides of the border are now operating with water points placed at their entrances; to enable people to wash their hands before entering.
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Tanzania Needs to Scale Up Public Health Measures Against COVID - WHO Ministry Of Health 1

According to the WHO, Tanzania needs to start implementing public health measures and also prepare for vaccination against COVID-19 since cases and deaths are being reported
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Male Sex Workers Hesitant To Test for HIV, Syphilis - Study Ministry Of Health 3

According to Richard Muhindo, the Principal investigator on the study in which researchers assessed 240 female and 100 male sex workers from Kampala and Mbarara, even as these males are not seeking testing services they are also not using condoms in their encounters. He says the respondents were asked about their last sexual encounter and test for syphilis and HIV and they found whereas 85% of women acknowledged using condoms at the last sexual encounter, only 34% of males used protection.
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Lira Hospital Gets Blood Bank Ministry Of Health 4 2 Top story

Until recently, Lira Regional Referral Hospital has been relying on the blood bank at Gulu Regional Referral hospital for testing and screening blood.
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Thousands Miss Out on Mosquito Nets in Apac Apac District 4 1

Francis Ayo, the chairperson of Ilera Cell Village, Agulu Division in Apac Municipality, says he received only 155 out of the 349 mosquito nets he was expecting for his area, a reason why he refused to take it.
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Kitgum District Rations Mosquito Nets Malaria 1 2

Patrick Ocaya, the district operation supervisor in charge of mosquito nets distribution says a validation exercise conducted captured 363,632 people as beneficiaries, an excess of 25,454 people above the micro-planning figure.
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Alworoceng HC II Overwhelmed with Clients as Nearby Facilities Are Flooded By Water Ministry Of Health 3 4 Top story

At St Anne’s hospital, the overly flooded compound and houses is now being used as a fishing ground by communities whose gardens were submerged by water. Patients who used to visit both facilities have now turned to Alworoceng HC II for health services.
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COVID-19: Poor Quality PPE, Fatigue Leading Infections Among Health Workers Ministry Of Health 3 1

Rose Wakikona, a senior programme officer at the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development-CEHURD says that the government should be ashamed of the way it has treated health workers during this pandemic. She says their rights as health workers have been abused due to government's failure to provide adequate PPE in time for all health workers.
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Pader Residents Protest Missing Names in Mosquito Nets Distribution Ministry Of Health 1

Pajule Sub-county LCIII Chairperson Brilliant Tito Okello says that the anomaly angered the locals since they had already been registered to benefit from the mosquito nets.
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UMA Raises Concern About Delays to Pay Covid-19 Risk Allowances to Medics unpaid allowances 2 1

Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, admitted that health workers in some treatment units had not been paid due to lack of funds.
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UNAIDS Boss Warns Against Making HIV Mistakes in COVID-19 Treatment World AIDS Day 1 1

In her World AIDS message, Byanyima said even today, more than 12 million people are still waiting to get on HIV treatment and 1.7 million people became infected with HIV in 2019 because they could not access essential services.
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Lira District Given Tents to Accommodate Covid-19 Cases Ministry Of Health 3 1

Dr Edmond Acheka, the Assistant DHO in-charge of maternal and child health says that the tents can accommodate 60 beds. He adds that they are going to boost their capacity to admit more patients especially from within the local community.
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US Gov’t To Support 10 Regional Referral Hospitals-MoH Ministry Of Health 4 1

Tony Kujawa, the Kampala US Embassy Spokesperson, says the program will support Uganda’s health sector at the national, regional, district and facility levels to combat the HIV pandemic. Kujawa says the facilities were identified for their capability in promoting access to quality health care services across the country.
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Kwania District Reduces Staff After Registering COVID19 Positive Case Ministry Of Health 2

Albina Awor, the Kwania District Chief Administrative Officer, says they decided to reduce staff to ensure social distancing and stop the disease from spreading among staff.
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Apac Taskforce Imposes Partial Lockdown in Amun Parish As Six Test Positive for Covid-19 Ministry Of Health 2

Dr Mathew Emer, the Apac District Health Officer says locking the area that consists of over 5,000 residents in the nine villages will help the medical team trace over 100 contacts to the six confirmed cases.
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COVID-19 Patients Aboard Burnt Parliament Bus Admitted in Gulu Kitgum District 1

The patients from Kitgum District had been denied admission at the referral treatment unit on Monday due to space limitations. On Thursday, they travelled to Gulu from where the Ministry of Health had sent a bus to transport them to treatment facilities in Kampala.
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Five Hotels Closed in Mbarara for Accommodating Covid-19 Cases Ministry Of Health 2 1

The two confirmed cases were tested at different places but had managed to make their way to Mbarara before results were released.
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HIV Positive Mothers Decry Stigma and Discrimination at Health Centres Ministry Of Health 2

Several HIV pregnant mothers have faced discrimination after testing positive during antenatal visits. They want the act to be stopped by medical personnel who do it.
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Cancer Institute to Test their Patients for COVID-19 Ministry Of Health 1

Orem says during the last four months, they have had to refer some suspected COVID cases for testing elsewhere. While all their referrals finally tested negative, he said cancer patients are at risk of getting fatally affected by COVID-19 and yet the doctors who work on them also risk being exposed especially when they have to conduct surgeries.
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