District Boss’ Wife Held For Stealing Government Drugs

District Boss’ Wife Held For Stealing Government Drugs By Milton Emmy Akwam LIRA: Police detectives commanded by Lira RDC, Robert Abak have arrested two nurses on allegation that they connived and stole government drugs worth millions of shillings. Ruth Awor Ojuka, 30, a wife to Anthony Ojuka, the Lira sub-county LC 5 Councilor who also […]

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All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo

All Set For Ug Health & Fitness Fun Expo By Serestino Tusingwire All is set for the first ever Ug Health and Fitness Fun Expo which is slated to take place on Sunday 26th March, 2017 at Uganda Museum. The event is organized by the East Africa book of records. According to one of the […]

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Gov’t Sued over Failure to Regulate Abortions

Gov’t Sued over Failure to Regulate Abortions By Serestino Tusingwire Prof. Ben Twinomugisha and Dr. Rose Nakayi (Makerere law dons), together with a civil society health rights advocates from the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CEHURD),  have asked constitutional court to order cabinet and parliament to immediately pass a law  regulating abortions so as […]

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Mengo Hospital Marks 120 Years Of Dedicated Service

Mengo Hospital Marks 120 Years Of Dedicated Service Mengo hospital has since March 16th, 2017 been celebrating 120 years of dedicated service to Ugandans. This Christian-based institution was founded by Sir Ruskin Albert Cook in 1897. A series of activities have been taking place at the hospital premises and on Friday this week the management […]

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Kenya Doctors End Three-Month Strike After Deal With Gov’t

Kenya Doctors End Three-Month Strike After Deal With Gov’t Kenyan doctors ended a three-month strike in public hospitals on Tuesday after reaching agreement on pay and working conditions, ending a standoff that threatened to embarrass the government before August’s elections. The agreement grants doctors increased allowances, outlines a promotion plan and protects doctors who went […]

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Burundi ‘facing malaria epidemic’

Burundi ‘facing malaria epidemic’ The ministry of health says the disease has killed more than 700 people since the beginning of the year – an average of more than 10 deaths every day. Health Minister Josiane Nijimbere said regions in the north and north-east of Burundi were most affected. Climate change and the introduction of […]

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Why the Tobacco Act is not being Implemented

Why the Tobacco Act is not being Implemented By Sarah Achen Scientific evidence indicates that tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke cause lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, cancers, high blood pressure, hearts attacks and stroke and eventually death. Tobacco use causes miscarriages, premature aging and impotence in men. People who use tobacco suffer […]

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Busia Residents Survive on Water Contaminated With Pupu

Busia Residents Survive on Water Contaminated With Pupu Thousands of people in Busia district are drinking water contaminated with fecal matter and other pollutants. Peter Nabulya, the Health Inspector Busia Municipality, says majority of residents depend on water from shadoofs, 80 percent of which are contaminated. Sarah Akwi, the Manager National Water and Sewerage Corporation, […]

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UYD Challenges Gov’t, Launches Campaign To Distribute Sanitary Pads

UYD Challenges Gov’t, Launches Campaign To Distribute Sanitary Pads By Serestino Tusingwire The Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) have launched a campaign to distribute free sanitary towels to girls in different schools across the country. The campaign started yesterday and Kisenyi Faith primary school became the first beneficiary for this campaign. According to the Secretary General […]

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Bizarre Mother Produces ‘Alien’

Bizarre Mother Produces ‘Alien’ Manafwa: Medics and patients at Bugisu were gripped with shock over the weekend after a mother (Names withheld on request) gave birth to a creature that looked like an alien. According to our sources, this unfortunate and strange was produced by its 19-year-old mother at Magale H/C4 in Manafwa district. Eyewitnesses reveal that […]

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Father Of MP Who Died Of Cancer, Dies Of Pressure

Father Of MP Who Died Of Cancer, Dies Of Pressure The father of the former MP for Soroti Municipality has also died a day after his son died from complication related to Liver Cancer. The old man, Philip Omaswa Ekemu, 94, died of a stroke at his home in Nakatunya, in Soroti Municipality. Family members say the […]

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Study: Africa Faces New Malaria Threats

Study: Africa Faces New Malaria Threats A study published in the journal Nature Communications warned that a drug resistant malaria parasite, which has spread rapidly through Southeast Asia, was able cross the species barrier from Asian mosquitoes to Africa’s dominant species, Anopheles coluzzii. Epidemiologists fear a rapid spread of the parasite, which has rendered the world’s […]

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230 Ugandans Infected With HIV Every Day

230 Ugandans Infected With HIV Every Day The HIV prevalence rate in Uganda has shot up with the latest figures indicating that about 50 girls are infected with the virus every day. “The HIV situation in Uganda calls for renewed urgent action,’ declared the UNAIDS country director Ama Sande. According to statistics, in 2015 alone […]

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Sex Can Trigger Potentially Fatal Asthma Attack – Report

Sex Can Trigger Potentially Fatal Asthma Attack – Report A breathless 43,000 adults have been rushed to hospital after suffering an asthma attack during sex, a study suggests. Patients report difficulties breathing while performing oral sex and killing the mood by breaking off from their romp to use an inhaler. Over two in three sufferers (68%) say […]

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We don’t want Contraceptives in Schools – Education Ministry Officials

We don’t want Contraceptives in Schools – Education Ministry Officials Education ministry officials have strongly opposed the proposed policy by the health ministry to roll out contraceptive use to children aged 10 and above. Health officials argue that there is need to focus efforts on delaying sex debut and increasing contraceptive use among sexually active […]

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Refugee HIV Status Worries Officials

Refugee HIV Status Worries Officials By Andrew Cohen Amvesi  Officials in Yumbe district have expressed worry over the HIV status of female refugees in the area. Led by Aziz Aluma, the Ariwa Sub County LC3 Chairperson, the officials said most female refugees in different camps in Bidibidi refugee settlement area in Yumbe district have on […]

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Dr. Mungherera’s Burial Set For Saturday

Dr. Mungherera’s Burial Set For Saturday The body of the late Dr. Margaret Mungherera is expected to arrive in the country this afternoon. According to the Acting Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anthony Mbonye, the deceased’s body is expected to arrive at Entebbe International Airport at 2:00pm. Mbonye adds that a requiem mass will […]

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Over 100 Schools In Mukono Remain Closed Over Poor Hygiene As New Term Starts

Over 100 Schools In Mukono Remain Closed Over Poor Hygiene As New Term Starts By Serestino Tusingwire More than 100 private schools have been closed in Mukono district for failing to meet the Ministry of Education’s basic standards on sanitation and building structures. The closure comes days after the state minister for primary education, Nansubuga […]

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Arua Hospital Mortality Rate Shocks Nation

Arua Hospital Mortality Rate Shocks Nation By Andrew Cohen Amvesi High maternal mortality rate at Arua regional referral hospital has shocked the state minister for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku. Moriku on Wednesday learnt with disbelieve that on average, at least two mothers and about 20 newly born babies die in the hands of health […]

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UN Releases funds To Sustain Relief Operations in Uganda

UN Releases funds To Sustain Relief Operations in Uganda By Rebeccah Wasen United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has sanctioned the release of USD 100 million (355 billion Shillings) from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain operations in nine neglected crises where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains very low. Uganda […]

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