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Intern doctors threaten to go on strike over delayed pay

Intern doctors threaten to go on strike over delayed pay

Intern doctors working in several health facilities across the country has threatened to go on strike effective Friday this week after government failing to pay their salaries for the last three months. The President of intern doctors Dr. Faux Kavuma says at the moment they have no interactive because they have anything to eat and also their […]

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

The Member of Parliament for Nakaseke south MP Paulson Kasana Lutamaguzi Semakula has demanded government to declare Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke as an epidemic to seek the world health organization intervention. Lutamaguzi told parliament that this deadly disease has claimed lives people in Nakaseke and surrounding districts like Kiboga .He said that according to the […]

Parliamentary health committee decries state of public health facilities

Parliamentary health committee decries state of public health facilities

The parliamentary health committee report released to parliament on public health facilities in Kampala district and eastern Uganda has exposed rot in performance of the ministry of health over health service delivery to public. While presenting to parliament a health report the chairperson of the parliamentary health committee who is the MP for Bukuya county […]

Dr Ruth Aceng advises health workers on clinical guidelines

Dr Ruth Aceng advises health workers on clinical guidelines

The health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng is urging all health workers to use the revised Uganda clinical guidelines 2016 and essential medicines and health supplies list for Uganda 2016 books as they go about their daily duties, saying these will help provide them guidance when treating patients. Officiating at the launch of the two guidelines in […]

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 […]

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 […]

MP wants health ministry officials probed for failing to avail ARVs across the country

MP wants health ministry officials probed for failing to avail ARVs across the country

The Member of Parliament for Ntetwe County in Kyankwanzi district, Joel Sebikali, has called for a probe into activities of officials at the ministry of health whom he has accused of failing to avail adequate anti retro-viral drug for HIV/AIDS patients in the country especially at sub county hospitals. “Many people across the country have […]

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 […]

The 10 simple changes which can be made that can help you lose weight.

The 10 simple changes which can be made that can help you lose weight.

Most people have conceptualized their own theory of dieting. Some resort to the no a eating policy even if they saw those methods been tried, tested and failed. Loving one’s body and respecting it needs to sink in their minds even steadily as it may. There are newer ways of losing weight without having to […]

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