Uganda Health Communication Alliance Applauds Cigarette Display Ban

Uganda Health Communication Alliance Applauds Cigarette Display Ban By John Nanyumba Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA) has applauded the court for it decision to ban the display of cigarettes and described it as a landmark achievement in the fight against tobacco use. This was revealed by UHMA coordinator, Richard Baguma. “I am happy that the […]

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Lango Man Exposes Rot In Uganda Medical Sector: As Ocom Story Exposes M7 Gov’t

Lango Man Exposes Rot In Uganda Medical Sector: As Ocom Story Exposes M7 Gov’t Just read on: “Dear President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, this is to inform you that the young boy your convoy knocked down from Oyam District last week on Monday while you were driving back to Kampala from burying the late Wacha Olwol […]

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Mulago Hospital to Stop Offering Free Medical Services

Mulago Hospital to Stop Offering Free Medical Services The management of the Mulago National Referral Hospital has drafted a proposal to government to have patients pay for all the services when the government facility fully reopens its doors to the public later this year at the completion of its revamp and expansion. The hospital’s executive […]

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US suspends health aid to Kenya over corruption concerns

US suspends health aid to Kenya over corruption concerns Kenya’s health ministry has suffered a major setback following the US government’s decision to suspend funding for various health-related programmes. The US has not given any reasons for its decision, but said the funding will remain suspended until certain conditions are met. The announcement comes at […]

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Embrace vaccines to reduce the burden of infectious diseases

Embrace vaccines to reduce the burden of infectious diseases By Sarah Achen Parents and guardians have been urged to embrace immunization so as to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. The call was made by the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng in a speech read for her by Hon. Sarah Opendi the state minister […]

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Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the world

Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the world By Sarah Achen Unsafe abortion is a major challenge facing not only women but also the health system in Uganda. World Health Organization defines abortion as the termination of pregnancy from whatever cause, before the fetus is capable of extra-uterine life. […]

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NMS on the Spot over Delays in Delivering Medicine

NMS on the Spot over Delays in Delivering Medicine Members of Parliament put officials of the National Medical Stores to task to explain several complaints about delays in supplying medicine to hospital’s across the country. The officials appeared before the Health Committee to discuss their budget estimates for the 2017/2018 financial year. According to the […]

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Swine Flu Reported in Serere District

Swine Flu Reported in Serere District An outbreak of swine fever has claimed over 50 pigs in Labor Sub County, Serere district. The African swine fever is a contagious viral infection that spreads rapidly in pigs. Sam Opio, the Assistant District Veterinary Officer says the disease is passed on to animals through a vicious cycle […]

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Nigeria’s President Misses Prayers amid Speculation of Bad Health

Nigeria’s President Misses Prayers amid Speculation of Bad Health Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari missed Friday prayers at the mosque in the grounds of Aso Rock, or state house. This is unusual given that he is in the capital. Earlier last week he missed his second cabinet meeting in a row amid speculation about the state […]

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Women Frustrating EMTCT Efforts over Stigma

Women Frustrating EMTCT Efforts over Stigma By Sarah Achen Uganda’s effort to eliminate HIV out of the country could soon become history if mothers adhere to their drugs during pregnancy. Mariam a 30-year-old mother tested HIV positive when she was expecting her first child. Thanks to the health workers, she was enrolled on ARVs and […]

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Alcohol addiction can kill you – Expert

Alcohol addiction can kill you – Expert By Sarah Achen Albert Elwa almost lost his life to alcohol and decided to quit before it could destroy him forever. Similarly he lost his best friend Jerome, who lost his life to ruptured pancreas at a tender age of 20. The news of his death was so […]

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PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection up to 92% – Study

PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection up to 92% – Study By Sarah Achen PrEP is effective and it can reduce the risk for HIV by at least 90%, but it’s important that you first seek help from a health worker before getting it. Dr Sulaiman Kato a Public Health Officer at GGwatiro hospital […]

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Malaria still number one killer, 63% Ugandans prefer self medication to testing

Malaria still number one killer, 63% Ugandans prefer self medication to testing By Sarah Achen The new study reveals that majority of Ugandans don’t believe in malaria testing known as RDT. The study which was released by HEPS Uganda at Piato Restaurant in Kampala on Thursday 13th indicates that 63% of the population believes in […]

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Reusable Sanitary Pads are Unhealthy – NGO Boss

Reusable Sanitary Pads are Unhealthy – NGO Boss By Milton Emmy Akwam LIRA:  Jane Ekayu, a child activist who also doubles as the Executive Director at Children of Peace Uganda (CPU), an NGO taking care of vulnerable and orphaned children in Lira district has said that reusable sanitary pads are unhealthy. Ekayu says the reusable sanitary […]

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Horny Men Warned On Bad Sex Practices

Horny Men Warned On Bad Sex Practices By Andrew Cohen Amvesi    Arua: Dr. Paul Bishop Drileba, the Arua District Deputy Health Officer has warned sexually adventurous men in the district to desist from bad sexual practices lest they risk contracting the deadly HIV Virus. Drileba instead encouraged horny dudes to embrace the use of […]

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Treated Mosquito Nets Unsafe – Report

Treated Mosquito Nets Unsafe – Report Researchers in Kenya say that treated mosquito nets that are widely used in East Africa are not safe and could cause asthma and cancer in infants and young children, the Daily Nation reports. Its research says that the use of synthetic insecticides contains particles that don’t break down easily. Dr […]

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Panic as Locals Abandon HIV Drugs over Hunger

Panic as Locals Abandon HIV Drugs over Hunger Arua: Panic has engulfed health experts in Arua following reports that hundreds of people enrolled on Anti retroviral therapy (ART) are abandoning the drugs over hunger. Officials said the most affected people are women and children especially, those living in poverty stricken rural villages of Arua District, […]

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NWSC Boosts Sewer Services at Nalufenya Children’s Hospital

NWSC Boosts Sewer Services at Nalufenya Children’s Hospital The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has continued to maintain spotty services delivery as per its mandate. Led by the area manager, Charles Okuonzi and the senior public relations officer, Agnes Atwooki, the corporation revamped sewage and water systems around the congested hospital which had broken […]

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Varsity Student Dies Giving Birth

Varsity Student Dies Giving Birth Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which a student of Kyambogo University allegedly died at St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala, during labour. Deborah Kyomugisha, a third year student of who was pursuing a bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences (BASS) passed away in the morning of Easter Sunday and is suspected […]

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Medics Netted with Gov’t Drugs

Medics Netted with Gov’t Drugs By Milton Emmy Akwam AGAGO: ALLIED Health Professional’s Council Uganda (AHPC-U) together with police and district health officials have arrested seven medical practitioners who have been operating illegally whilst found selling government labeled drugs. The two day crackdown conducted in Patongo and Kalongo Town Councils in Agago district was commanded […]

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