Panic as Bird Flu Returns to Uganda

Panic as Bird Flu Returns to Uganda Government has confirmed the outbreak of Pathogenic Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu in districts of Entebbe and Masaka. This came to be known after mass bird death reports from those districts. According to the minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja, the ministry was […]

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Water Crisis Hits Yumbe As Refugee Number Swell to 260, 000

Water Crisis Hits Yumbe As Refugee Number Swell to 260, 000 By Andrew Cohen Amvesi The influx of South Sudan refugees in Bidibidi settlement camp in Romogi Sub County, Yumbe district has inserted pressure on the few existing water spots, thus increasing the water price. According to an official from the district, a jerry cane […]

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Fire Burns Ministry of Health Office to Ashes

Fire Burns Ministry of Health Office to Ashes By Serestino Tusingwire The ministry of health headquarters was ablaze on Sunday afternoon leaving property worth millions just history. According to the eye witnesses, the fire started at around 2:30pm from one office, and ended up affecting 5 others. According to Godfrey Okobbo, the acting commissioner of […]

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Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds

Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus was found to be 100% effective, according to a study published in The Lancet on Thursday. The results offer hope of better protection against the disease that ravaged West Africa in 2014, killing more than 11,000 people. “Ebola left a devastating […]

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Meningitis outbreak confirmed in Nakaseke

Meningitis outbreak confirmed in Nakaseke Ministry of health has confirmed the outbreak of the deadly bacterial meningitis in Kinyogoga sub-county in Nakaseke district. According to the acting director general of health services, Prof. Anthony Mbonye, 16 cases have so far been confirmed in the sub-county. Acute bacterial meningitis is a rapidly progressive bacterial infection that […]

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NSSF, Rotary partner to offer free dental care to over 1500 people

NSSF, Rotary partner to offer free dental care to over 1500 people At least 1500 people in Kampala will benefit from an annual dental awareness camp sponsored by the National Social Security Fund, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala North and the Makerere University Dental School. The camp started yesterday, on December 12 […]

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Gov’t shouldn’t phase out Health Centre IIs — Kadaga

Gov’t shouldn’t phase out Health Centre IIs — Kadaga The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga, has warned that government’s move to close health centre IIs will increase maternal and infant mortality rates in Uganda. Speaking at the official launch of the Busoga Tondhenka SACCO in Buyende District at Igalaza Primary School on Sunday, […]

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Year-ender detox camp set for Kampala residents

Year-ender detox camp set for Kampala residents After nearly a whole year of food, drink and unhealthy lifestyles, Kampala residents will have every reason to go clean as we close the year. The 2016 edition of the annual Detox Camp is set for Kololo gardens, on Sunday 4th December, 2016. The Detox event is an […]

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Civil Society Activists Want HIV Law Amended

Civil Society Activists Want HIV Law Amended By Serestino Tusingwire As Uganda commemorates World Aids Day, Civil Society Organizations advocating for the rights of people living with HIV want government to amend the 2015 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act. Clauses 41 and 43 of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act punish those who attempt to infect […]

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Civil Society Statement at the World AIDS Day commemoration

Civil Society   Statement at the World AIDS Day commemoration H.E, the president of the republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, protocol observed, ladies, gentlemen and others. We the civil society organizations working in health and HIV&AIDS, join other Ugandans and the International Community to commemorate World AIDS Day 2016. We would like to thank the […]

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15 Babies Don’t Die Every day At Kawempe Hospital — Ministry Of Health

15 Babies Don’t Die Every day At Kawempe Hospital — Ministry Of Health Ministry of health has strongly refuted claims that Mulago Hospital loses 15 new born babies every day at its Kawempe branch. In a statement issued by Sarah Opendi, Minister of state for health, general duties, she categorically said that; “The Ministry of […]

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Zika virus ‘no longer an emergency’ – WHO

Zika virus ‘no longer an emergency’ – WHO The mosquito-borne Zika virus will no longer be treated as an international medical emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared. By lifting its nine-month-old declaration, the UN’s health agency is acknowledging that Zika is here to stay. The infection has been linked to severe birth defects […]

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AmatheonAgri, Anaka Hospital Team Up To Boost Community Health In Nwoya

AmatheonAgri, Anaka Hospital Team Up To Boost Community Health In Nwoya Large-scale farming and food company, AmatheonAgri Uganda, is joining hands with the Anaka Referral Hospital to provide medical services to 14 villages in Nwoya District, through a new Public Private Partnership that was launched in Nyamukino. During quarterly health outreach days, a mobile unit […]

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UNAIDS Expresses Shock over HIV/AIDS Increase

UNAIDS Expresses Shock over HIV/AIDS Increase UNAIDS country Director, Ms Amakobe Sunde has urged the Committee on HIV/AIDS to restore Uganda’s pedigree as a leader in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. Meeting the Committee on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, Amakobe said that Uganda is losing the fight against HIV/AIDS and this should be a national […]

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Angella Katatumba Donates Big To Mulago Hospital

Angella Katatumba Donates Big To Mulago Hospital Singer and Philanthropist Angella Katatumba of the ‘Mulago Yaffe’ fame has this morning, donated over 15 Brand New Single Crank Epoxy Head beds worth Shs15m to Mulago Referral Hospital. The donation was received by the hospital’s Executive Director Dr. Byarugaba who was accompanied by Enock Kusasira, also a doctor at […]

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Scientists Develop HIV Test That Uses USB Stick In Computers

Scientists Develop HIV Test That Uses USB Stick In Computers UK scientists have developed a new type of HIV test which can plug into your computer, like a USB memory stick. Researchers claim the device can detect the virus in a drop of blood, generating a signal which can be read by a laptop or […]

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Parliament to lobby for improved Maternal Health — Kadaga

Parliament to lobby for improved Maternal Health — Kadaga The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has pledged to lobby government to deliver better maternal health services to the population. Officiating at the Basamia Bugwe Run for Maternal Healthcare in Lumino, Busia District, on Saturday 29th October, 2016, the Speaker acknowledged the urgent need […]

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Conjoined twins Die at Mulago Hospital

Conjoined twins Die at Mulago Hospital   By Serestino Tusingwire The two-day old conjoined twins who were born at Nagalama hospital have died at Mulago hospital where they were admitted yesterday. According to the father, his twins breathed their last at around 8pm yesterday. The hospital spokesperson Enock Kusaasira said the female babies were admitted […]

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Conjoined Twins Fight for Life at Mulago Hospital

Conjoined Twins Fight for Life at Mulago Hospital   By Serestino Tusingwire A day- old conjoined twins born at Nagalama hospital have been admitted at Mulago in critical condition. The babies are born to 28-year-old Sarah Aliyiza and Ziyadi Mugoya residents of Nampirika Zone B in Iganga district. Mulago hospital spokesperson Enock Kusaasira says the […]

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Banning Sexuality Education Is Disastrous – Maj. Ruranga

Banning Sexuality Education Is Disastrous – Maj. Ruranga By Serestino Tusingwire Many health activists including Maj Rubaramira Ruranga have condemned government on banning sexuality education in schools, saying the decision was hurriedly made. Maj Ruranga, a commissioner for AIDS Information Centre, has described the government decree on sexuality education made on Thursday as disastrous to […]

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