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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Standard Chartered Bank routes for elimination of blindness among children

Standard Chartered Bank routes for elimination of blindness among children

Standard chartered bank and other eye care partners have geared up efforts to raise 100 million dollars for child eye care and treatment so as to tackle avoidable blindness among children in Uganda. The fund which is expected by 2020 will run the project to support the children with eye problem especially in Mubende area. […]

Communities for the future

Communities for the future

Everyone grows up dreaming of a better life than they have; a better situation; a better future. For children born and raised in East African slums this too is a dream they have. Residents of Kibera slum, Nairobi, hope for and hold on to these dreams; for them, their dream is just across the road […]

Health Ministry in Second phase Hepatitis B vaccination.

Health Ministry in Second phase Hepatitis B vaccination.

Ministry of health has started the second phase of Hepatitis B immunization in the 25 remaining districts out of the 39 district with high prevalence. In the year 2013-2014, government earmarked 23 billion to fight hepatitis B in areas with prevalence beyond 23% and currently so far 14 districts have finished all the three required doses. […]

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania tops region in hunger levels: GHI

Tanzania has been found to top the region in hunger levels. This according to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) which was released in October 2016 by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide. The report which was dubbed Getting to Zero hunger notes that the developing world has made substantial progress […]

Medics warn of Hypertension due to changing lifestyles of Ugandans.

Medics warn of Hypertension due to changing lifestyles of Ugandans.

Health experts have revealed that hypertension is among the top undetected diseases in the country which is  responsible for several sudden deaths. Hypertension also known as blood pressure is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in arteries is persistently elevated. Dr. Anders Barasa a consultant cardiologist at Agha khan University hospital […]

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