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Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government releases TB results with men more affected by the disease

Government has released the 2014-2016 Uganda National Population Based Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey showing 89,000 people get infected with TB every year. While presenting the report in Kampala, Dr Bruce Kirenga, and a TB Principal Researcher at Makerere University says the current disease burden is higher than previously with 253 per 100,000 people affected compared to […]

More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

The Uganda population HIV impact assessment survey 2016 released  last week reveals that the current HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 to 49 in the country is at 6%, among children under 5 years stands at 0.5% while among those aged between 5 to 14 years still stands at 0.5% with the total number of Ugandans […]

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. […]

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