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Cholera outbreak confirmed in Kampala

Cholera outbreak confirmed in Kampala

According to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, the ministry is still investigating stool and blood samples obtained from eight patients admitted at Naguru hospital. He admits that the preliminary results show two of the cases were suffering from cholera pending confirmatory tests by the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL).  Eight patients were Naguru […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

Manifestos and the children of Kenya

With the Kenyan general elections less than a month away and campaigns in full gear, the eight presidential candidates have prepared manifestos outlining their agendas for the next five years. The candidates are hoping to convince the people to stand by them and assure them a victory in the August 8th elections. Two of these […]

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 […]

Children and pregnant women facing mulnutrition

Children and pregnant women facing mulnutrition

Nutrition experts warn that the continued the feeding of children and pregnant mothers with none nutritional foods will impact negatively on the country’s economy and health living of the population. The nutrition specialist at Jinja regional hospital, Toko Mansuru says  that most Ugandans have failed to provide their children and themselves with nutritious foods but instead […]

Youth call for HIV testing age to move from 18 to 12 years

Youth call for HIV testing age to move from 18 to 12 years

A new report shows that youth demand for the lowering of the age consent for HIV/AIDS testing for the young generation. This was revealed by the young people in the base line survey conducted in Luwero and Nakasongola districts by the community health Alliance Uganda on top of other districts in Buganda and Busoga  under the […]

Boat ambulances needed for islands – Kadaga

Boat ambulances needed for islands – Kadaga

The speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala  Kadaga  says that government should respond to her demand for the purchase of boat ambulances for islands on many water bodies. Kadaga says that there are a number of island communities which have no access to medical facilities due to lack boats on the islands. She noted that this will also […]

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