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Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Uganda

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH)-Uganda, World Health Organisation (WHO)-Uganda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Uganda and the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) has organized a Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) scheduled to take place on Friday 13th March 2020 at the Imperial Royale […]

Uganda spends Shs3,000 per month on each citizen’s healthcare

Uganda spends Shs3,000 per month on each citizen’s healthcare

According to the Annual Health Accounts (NHA) findings by the ministry of health, the government spends an average of 3,000UGsh on each Ugandan for medical care. The findings were based on the expenditures in the health sector of the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16. The overall expenditures, with household and contributions from donors were however […]

Uganda yet to win battle against tobacco use

Uganda yet to win battle against tobacco use

As the world prepares to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, Uganda is striving to fight against the use of the substance which is a source of income to some people and yet a drain to the economy in terms health care. World Health Organization (WHO) in a statement issued on Wedneday May 30, […]

President Yoweri Museveni has called for inter–sectorial approach to manage disease outbreaks

President Yoweri Museveni has called for inter–sectorial approach to manage disease outbreaks

The President, who was today speaking at the opening of the 4th Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) High Level Ministerial Meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala, stressed that the need for cooperation because Africa, where most of the disease outbreak occurs, has insufficient public health assets. Health Ministers from 41 countries are attending […]

WHO tasks Uganda on global branding of tobacco products

WHO tasks Uganda on global branding of tobacco products

The World health organization is tasking Uganda to fully implement the plain packaging of all tobacco related products to ensure that consumers are totally protected and kept in the know on the dangers that come along when they continue consuming tobacco products as well as protecting the young from the habit. According to the WHO […]

New drug may be more effective at preventing malaria in pregnant women

New drug may be more effective at preventing malaria in pregnant women

Malaria is a mass killer that every family in Africa dreads. In 2013 statistics showed that about 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. There were about 198 million malaria cases and an estimated 584 000 malaria deaths; of these 90%  occured in sub-Saharan Africa. This […]

Causes of cleft lip

The causes of Clift lip are not so specific, but the presence of clefts in a family increases the chances. Other causes of cleft lip are vitamin deficiency and taking poor medication, and consumption of large amount of alcohol. Exposure to smoking environment in early pregnancy, exposure to x-rays at an early stage of pregnancy […]

Good diet helps in prevention of spinal bifida

  Having a good diet helps us to prevent spinal bifida. This is the most common of a group of birth defects in Uganda and around the world known as neutral tube defects. Neural tube defects affect the central nervous system that is the brain and spinal cord. The cause of this defect, according to […]

Alcohol consumption causes cancer

  Over-consumption of alcohol linked is to cancer. Almost 10% of all cancers in men and 3% in women in Western Europe are caused by people drinking too much alcohol. The scientist in German analyzed  this data from France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Netherlands, Britain  and found 50,400 out of a total of 79,100 cases […]

Government and World health Organisation declares Uganda Ebola free

The Ministry of Health together with health supporting donors have declared Uganda Ebola free, following the Ebola outbreak On May 6th 2011 in  Luwero district  that claimed one life and left many others hospitalized over the disease. Speaking to journalists  in Kampala, the minister of state  for health in charge of general duties, Dr. Richard Nduhura said although they are […]

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