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Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

Entertainment sector remains closed: Ministry of Health

Entertainment sector remains closed: Ministry of Health

In relation to the circulating claims that the entertainment sector including music concerts, bars have been opened, Ministry of Health has come out saying that the sector is still closed. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Health, says on November 9, the Ministry of Health, with guidance from the National Task […]

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Ministry of Health has launched a 3-year project worth Shillings 4 billion aimed at eliminating hydrocele and lymphatic filariasis (LF) commonly known as Elephantiasis from Lango Sub-region.  The Lango LF Morbidity Management and Disability prevention- MMDP project will support the provision of surgeries for hydrocele and lymfoidima in the nine districts comprising Lango sub-region. They […]

Uganda’s corona death toll surpasses one hundred

Uganda’s corona death toll surpasses one hundred

Uganda’s death toll due to COVID-19 has surpassed the 100 mark, after the country registering two deaths in Kiryadongo district on October 24, 2020.  According to the Ministry of Health, results of tests done on October 24, confirmed the two deaths and 146 new cases. This brings the total number of deaths to 101 and […]

Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

The government of Uganda through State Minister for Health and General Duties, Sarah Opendi, has denied reports of Ebola outbreak  in the country. Earlier reports had indicated that there has been an outbreak in Mubende district, located in central Uganda. “We would like to inform the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende District […]

8 private facilities cleared to administer hepatitis B vaccine

8 private facilities cleared to administer hepatitis B vaccine

Ministry of Health has cleared eight private health facilities in Kampala to administer hepatitis B vaccination, as investigation into counterfeited vaccines continues, reports the Observer. The private health facilities that have been cleared to provide the hepatitis B vaccine are: Nsambya hospital, Kibuli hospital, Mengo hospital, Rubaga hospital, International Hospital Kampala (IHK), Norvik hospital, Case […]

Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Medical Doctors under the Uganda medical Association have asked parliament to prevail over the sacking of the permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr.Diana Atwine for sabotaging the government financial resolutions of paying the senior health officers. The president of the Uganda Medical Association , Dr.Anthony  Okwar Obuku  together with other medical interns  while appearing before the legal […]

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Uganda Prisons have so far failed to send a team of medical officers to Mulago, Kirudu and Kawempe hospitals to attend to patients. As the doctor’s strike enters day twelve, people continue to flock government hospitals around the country seeking medical services with many ending up frustrated after failing to […]

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 […]

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