Breaking

Archive

Jun 530 results
12:03
12:03

Passengers Stranded in Kampala As Public Transport Reopens 1 6

In parts of Gayaza, Bukoto, Ntinda, Wandegeya and Kamwokya passengers were seen standing on the roadside waiting for commuter taxis.
16:39
16:39

COVID-19 Disruptions Could Cause 500,000 Extra Deaths from HIV Winnie Byanyima 1 Top story

Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
14:02
14:02

New Research Warns of Non Communicable Disease Crisis in Waiting

Dr. David Guwatudde, a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was part of the research team, warns that adolescents in the highlighted districts risk becoming overweight and obese along the life course.
13:23
13:23

African Artists Take Creative Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic 1

They are creating public service announcements, songs and music videos as part of an online campaign called #DontGoViral which has already reached more than 90 million people in the past week alone. The most recently uploaded content includes a remix of Bobi Wine’s Coronavirus Alert performed by the Ugandan activist and vocalist, Nubian Li.
12:28
12:28

Stay Focused On HIV Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic – UNAIDS 1 Top story

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says that although COVID-19 is impacting almost every country and community, the global HIV epidemic hasn’t gone away and people need to be encouraged to remain free from HIV and to be able to enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
16:35
16:35

New Non Communicable Diseases Guidelines Issued for Clinicians, Patients Ministry of Health 2

A set of ten guidelines including screening a COVID-19 suspected, quarantined and confirmed persons for hypertension and diabetes, and screening all NCDs patients for actual and potential contact with corona virus in addition to ensuring that mobile personnel have a kit with the basic NCDs patient monitoring kits are set for health workers treating people living with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma and Cancer and other six to be considered by patients themselves.
08:00
08:00

COVID-19 Could Lead to Seven Million Unintended Pregnancies – UNFPA

Globally, around 450 million women across 114 low and middle-income countries use contraceptives, according to UNFPA and partners. They are projecting that if health services remain disrupted and lockdowns continue for six months, some 47 million in these countries may not be able to access modern contraceptives, resulting in around seven million unintended pregnancies.
11:20
11:20

How Ugandan Activist Dennis Bukenya Became a Global COVID-19 Translator LetsStopAIDS 2 4

Soon, he realized that he needed to take part especially when the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started pointing out that misinformation was creating more harm than the virus itself, a problem he had encountered when dealing with HIV among the youth. At the time, he realized that the disease was taking a heavy toll on people with compromised immunity like those living with HIV.
10:25
10:25

Scientists, Leaders Unveil Plan to Accelerate New COVID-19 Health Technologies 1 3 Top story

The virtual launch of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has seen participation from all corners of the planet to boost commitment and support for the production of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to save lives from an unprecedented enemy. Heads of State in attendance included the Presidents of France, South Africa, Costa Rica, Spain and Rwanda.
11:25
11:25

School Closures Expose Startling Disparities in Digital Learning Digital solutions 1 Top story

In Uganda, where more than 15 million learners were affected by the lockdown, nearly 90 per cent do not have household computers while 82 per cent are unable to get online. Similar figures cut across the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, according to figures compiled by the Teacher Task Force, an international alliance coordinated by UNESCO, using data from the UN agency’s Institute for Statistics and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
17:20
17:20

Patients Bribing Health Workers to Access Rabies Vaccine Makindye Division 5 2 Top story

Nambi couldn’t receive the additional dose of the vaccine to save her child from being infected with rabies, a zoonotic viral disease that causes paralysis, mental confusion and death without parting with Shillings 45, 000 as demanded by the nurse.
16:16
16:16

Victims Take to the Web to Report Sexual Offenders 2 1

Most of those that have reported are young girls being molested by their fathers, uncles and relatives. Previously these would be linked by Safepal to safe homes for rehabilitation or refugee as their cases are being handled by legal teams but these were closed in line with presidential directives of curbing spread of Coronavirus disease.
15:37
15:37

EAC Extraordinary Summit on COVID-19 Postponed on South Sudan Request 1 Top story

All EAC Partner States have confirmed cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 with Kenya reporting 216 cases with 9 deaths; Rwanda 134; Uganda 55; Tanzania 53 with 3 deaths; Burundi 5 and one death and South Sudan 4 cases. Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda have not reported any deaths as at April 15, 2020.
07:41
07:41

Shock As Two Brothers Die in Soak Pit 2 1

Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, says that police received information about the incident from the Katooke Zone Publicity Secretary, Herbert Luyima and immediately dispatched a team of officers to retrieve the bodies.
12:41
12:41

Telling the COVID-19 Story through Visual Art 4 5 Top story

Abdhulfatah’s Murals which stand out on building walls in parts of Kawempe, a suburb of Kampala show a giant pair of hands tied down in one roll of a chain, holding flags of the United States, China, Great Britain, and Italy. The superpowers are some of the countries with the highest number of deaths recorded in recent weeks, to COVID-19.
17:55
17:55

Ugandans Embrace Virtual Meetings as Coronavirus Affects Routine Operations 2 1 Top story

At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
12:55
12:55

Animal Campaigners Call for Global Ban of Wildlife Markets 1 Top story

Research indicates that 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning that they originate from animals, with 70 per cent of this thought to originate from wild animals. In the instance of COVID-19, the disease is believed to have its origins in snakes, bats and pangolins, while the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged from a market in China’s Guangdong province, was linked to civet cats.
11:58
11:58

Life in Quarantine a Nightmare: COVID-19 Suspects Ugandan 2 1 Top story

Namutebi narrates that no explanation was given to them before they were taken to quarantine in Central Inn. For Namutebi and 44 other travelers life at Central Inn was characterised with challenges, terror and hopelessness. The lack of food and personal protective gear gave many sleepless nights.
21:24
21:24

Relief Food Excites City Residents, Mothers Question Absence of Milk 4 5

Tensions further escalated when UPDF trucks loaded with milk were sighted which later prompted residents to blame the distributing teams for allegedly plotting to deny them the milk.
10:22
10:22

COVID -19: Boda Boda Riders Continue to Defy Ban on Public Transport UGanda Police Force 2 1

Several boda boda riders have defied the ban on Public transport, a day after President Museveni banned all public means.
Jun 530 results