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Maternal Health

Civil society calls for improvement in health care to reduce on maternal death

Civil society calls for  improvement in health care to reduce on maternal death

Health activists under their body  Health Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) have petitioned parliament seeking for its intervention in improving health care in order  to save the many mothers who perish in the process of delivery. This happened yesterday during the commemoration of the international maternal health day under a theme: “Rights Based Approach to Maternal […]

29% Kigezi women prefer giving birth from their homes

29% Kigezi women prefer giving birth from their homes

29% of women in Kigezi region still prefer to give birth from their homes at the expense of giving birth from health facilities, according to the statistics released today by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The statistics released by George Kawage, a senior statistician with Uganda Bureau of Statistics, during the dissemination seminar of findings […]

Buyende Mp says government should stop relying on politicians to implement controversial laws

Buyende Mp says government should stop relying on politicians to implement controversial laws

Uganda’s representative at the Pan Africa parliament Veronica Babirye  Kadogo  says that government should stop relying on politicians in enforcing and implementation of the controversial laws. This came barely few days after the pan African Parliament resolved to compel African governments where FGM is being practiced to put more emphasis on ending this practice which […]

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 […]

How to understand the differences between men and women.

How to understand the differences between men and women.

There was a book that came out more than two decades ago called Men are From Mars Women are From Venus. This  was the first time that anyone formally came to the conclusion that men and women are created different. When you are first starting out in a long term relationship, you never imagine it […]

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 […]

Reasons why most women struggle to lose weight

Reasons why most women struggle to lose weight

Who amongest us doesn’t love being a stronger, fitter and thinner versions of themselves? We all do, but when it comes to us women, everyone has wondered why women can’t lose weight easily. It is because we are genetically hardwired NOT to lose weight? Why do most women echo the same thing? Why can’t I […]

Why today’s mothers fail to breast feed their babies?

Why today’s mothers fail to breast feed their babies?

Yes, every mom knows that breastfeeding is best. Study shows that babies who breastfeed are smarter, healthier and happier. According to the studies conducted, mothers are recommended to breast feed their babies for six months. New vision reported that around 37% of mothers in Uganda do not breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months. Varying […]

Ugandan mothers have poor breastfeeding habits-say nutrition experts

Ugandan mothers have poor breastfeeding habits-say nutrition experts

Nutrition experts in Uganda have warned of a negative health impact like reduced immunity to children due to the poor habits of breastfeeding by mothers across the country. According to Dr. Jasent Asiimwe, the head of nutrition at the health ministry, statistics show that 53% of mothers in Uganda breast feed their babies in the […]

Kadaga wants more leave days for breastfeeding mothers

Kadaga wants more leave days for breastfeeding mothers

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon.Rebecca Kadaga, has urged the Parliamentary Health Committee to seek for public opinions that can facilitate the amendment of the Uganda labour law for mothers to get more leave days and exclusively breast feed and look after their babies. Kadaga who was speaking with ministry of health officials at parliament said […]

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