The food and non-food deliveries include 1,045 bags of maize flour, 9,792 bags of bean, 544 blankets, 544 pairs of bed sheets and 544 pieces of two inch mattresses. The items are valued at Shillings 131 million.
A total of 61 students have been admitted to pioneer the new school. They include six international students from Eritrea, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan and Nigeria. The students use Mengo Hospital as a teaching hospital.
Bradford Okori Abura, the hospital administrator in Abim, says that blood samples have been taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute UVRI Entebbe for further testing. He notes that the surveillance team on the ground is investigating circumstances under which the suspected child could have got measles.
Lack of counsellors in health facilities is affecting the implementation of the Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission- PMTCT programme in Kabarole district. Dr. Steven Baguma, the Kabarole district PMTCT focal person, says that a study carried out in February in the district indicated that there are few or even no single counsellor under the programme.
The Ministry of Health has cautioned healthcare providers against duping unsuspecting Ugandans into receiving more than one dose of yellow fever vaccination. On July 11, 2016, the World Health Organisation WHO put into force the amendments to International Health Regulations on yellow fever. This means one no longer needs booster vaccinations after ten years as was the case before.
Medical workers at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital are demanding for the establishment of a sickle cell clinic to manage the disease especially among infants. The call follows records at the childrens ward which indicate that 40 percent of children under the age of five years who are admitted at the facility have sickle cell disease.
Grace Rubaale, the Senior Hospital Administrator says that the oxygen plant will be produce 15 cubic metres of oxygen per hour. She says that starting next month; the plant will be able to expand oxygen supply to hospitals and health centre IVs in the districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kyegegwa Kamwenge and Kyenjojo.
The first Ebola treatment centre has been established in the Likati General Hospital. Protective gear has been dispatched to health workers and a mobile lab is being constructed and then deployed to the area. Immediate repairs to air strips and telecommunications are also being carried out.
Swizin Bukenya, the Nyakatonzi Sub county LC III chairperson who also doubles as a livestock dealer explained to URN how the disease is almost eating away their entire livestock. According to Bukenya, the disease has claimed more than 200 goats in Nyakatonzi Sub County alone.
The World Health Organization-Regional Office for Africa WHO/AFRO announced today that Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine on children aged five to 17 months to see whether its protective effects shown so far in clinical trials can hold up under real-life conditions.
Beatrice Kakyo, a nurse says it appears some community members fear testing for HIV/Aids. Dr. Richard Mugahi, the Kabarole District Health Officer, says in order for the new strategy to succeed, health workers need to move into the communities to encourage people to test especially expectant mothers.
The errors include incorrect medication, insufficient monitoring, accident and communication problems resulting from ordering, prescribing, dispensing, preparing, administering or consuming the wrong medication or the wrong dose at the wrong time.
The disease, caused by a worm which breeds in fast flowing water, causes skin rashes, intense itching, skin de-pigmentation and severe blindness. It was first reported in Kabarole district in 1991 and since then communities in the affected areas have been undergoing mass treatment.