230 Ugandan 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 83,000 new HIV infections were registered. Thousands […]

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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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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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