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Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee to visit victims of illegal mining in Mubende district

Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee to visit victims of illegal mining in Mubende district

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources have said they  plan to carry out an oversight visit following complaints over illegal eviction of artisan miners in Mubende district. This stemmed from a submission by Kassanda North MP, Patrick Nsamba, accusing the energy ministry of using the army to evict the local people from their […]

Sand mining at Ggaba landing site is a mixture of fortune and destruction to the environment

Sand mining at Ggaba landing site is a mixture of fortune and destruction to the environment

Kasagama John a resident at Ggaba landing site in Makindye division on the Lake Victoria shores says he was a fisher man before he started carrying out sand mining. Fishing as an activity was so competitive yet there was inadequate fish in the lake. This led to little earnings which couldn’t sustain his family, says. […]

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday  confirmed the outbreak of measles in Kampala and Wakiso districts. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that their surveillance and case findings indicates that a total of 67 cases so far been identified and of these, seven have been confirmed by the laboratory tests within the month of July. Measles is an airborne disease that […]

Private health training institutions given six months to improve standards- Mrs Museveni

Private health training institutions given six months to improve standards- Mrs Museveni

Government has given a period of six months to private health training institutions to comply with the set minimum entry requirements for training health students. This was revealed by the Minister for Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, while responding to MP’s concerns on the floor of parliament over claims that nurses were denied professional entry […]

Crackdown on eliminating fake coffee on the market on-going across the country says minister Sempijja

Crackdown on eliminating fake coffee on the market on-going across the country says minister Sempijja

A government operation to close coffee factories and arrest a group of people behind the harmful coffee harvesting practices is soon extending to most parts of the country. The operation which was first conducted in greater Masaka districts oversaw the closure of many coffee factories which were found processing wet coffee and has now closed […]

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the Ganges and Indus valleys – will be exposed to a […]

Scientist introduce injectable HIV drug for effective therapy

Scientist introduce injectable HIV drug for effective therapy

An injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) consisting of two drugs (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) administered every four or eight weeks may be as effective as a daily oral dose of the drugs in maintaining viral suppression in patients with HIV, according to a new phase 2 trial published in The Lancet. In the study, patients were given […]

Water hyacinth re-appears on Uganda’s Lake Victoria

Water hyacinth re-appears on Uganda’s Lake Victoria

Visiting Lake Victoria, one of the visible features at first sight is the green water hyacinth as some of it forms shapes that can be viewed from a distance stretching towards the islands on the waters. Water-hyacinth is a floating plant that has clusters of leaves with spongy stalks arising from a base of dark […]

MPs decry the poor state of hospitals across the country as government seeks approval of USD 110million

MPs decry the poor state of hospitals across the country as government seeks approval of USD 110million

Members of parliament on the parliamentary committee of national economy expressed their displeasure last week to the minister of health, Jane Aceng, over what they said is a worsening provision of health materials and nursing care in most government hospitals across the country. The committee chaired by the MP for Nakaseke North, Syda Bumba, was […]

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