According to the Serere Acting District Health Officer (DHO), Dr. Daniel Ogwal, six out of every 10 patients tested for malaria turns positive across most health facilities in the district, doubling the national malaria average burden of three out of 10 people testing positive to the disease.
Michael Timuzigu, the Kajara County Member of Parliament noted that the aim of the Prayer Breakfast is to bond people with divergent cultural, religious, and political affiliations both within and outside of government, hence Kololo Independence ceremonial ground is ideal and convenient for all but not State House.
Dr. Stephen Pande, the hospital's director, explained that they have enlisted the services of a local provider to handle the disposal of the unclaimed bodies. Each burial costs approximately 450,000 Shillings, and between July 2022 and May 2023, the hospital has spent over 14.6 million Shillings.
The machines that were delivered around April this year have been mounted and assembled in one of the new buildings behind the main theatre. The installation of the CT Scan in Soroti marks the end of long travels to Mbale, more than 100 kilometers away from Soroti for the CT Scan services.
Princess Diana HC1V charges inpatients 3,000 Shillings for a file and another 20,000 Shillings for detergents like Jik, powder soap, and toilet paper. In most cases, patient attendants are sent out to buy drugs, including gloves, needed for the treatment of their patients.
A baseline survey conducted by Kwania District Health Officers in June 2022 showed that 3,705 households out of the 5,700 households in Atongtidi were answering nature’s call in bushes. The report prompted the Sub County council to enact a by-law to protect residents from getting hygiene-related infections.
Harrison Kagure, the head of Communication at the COVID-19 Treatment Center in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, says only 288 people have turned up for the booster COVID-19 dose in the last three weeks.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
The Ministry had set out to have vaccinated all the targeted 22million people by end of March, but Kyabayinze says they are still struggling to have half of those fully vaccinated and therefore they cannot start enforcing punitive vaccination mandates.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng explained that access to assistive technologies such as wheelchairs, white canes, and tricycles, among others, remains a big challenge for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. She added that the donation is aimed at ensuring all rehabilitative health care services are accessible.
Dr. John Paul Otuba, a TB specialist working in Mulago's TB Treatment unit, says the main cause of XDR TB is manmade. He says many patients with Multiple Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) and XDR fail to adhere to the treatment.
Madrine Namulema joined a local association of clay bricklayers in the area and gradually, she also introduced her four children aged between seven to 13 years to the same work, from which they earned reasonable income for a period of over one year now.
David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
The system will be able deployed in all parts of the country and will be able to detect future epidemics in the country. As part of the new system, health workers and members of the community will be able to report suspicious diseases early which will then be monitored by epidemiologist at the command center in Kampala
Kitgum District Education Officer Fred Owot told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that they target to vaccinate 5,000 staff from all learning institutions in the district. He says about 3,000 of those targeted are teaching staff while 2,000 are support staff from Nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions within the Municipality and sub-counties.
The Ministry of Health rolled out the Result Based Financing (RBF) project in Luwero district in 2019, with an aim of improving Reproductive, Maternal and Child health. And the Ministry has injected 1.16 billion Shillings into the project to enable mothers to benefit from a package of high quality and cost-effective interventions.