Epidemiology of injured patients in rural Uganda: a prospective trauma registry's first 1000 days - Zheng DJ, Sur PJ, Ariokot MG, Juillard C, Ajiko MM, Dicker RA.
This study aims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Uganda: Shortage of Ppes Hinders Fight Against Covid-19
[Monitor] Many health workers in hospitals across the country are grappling with a shortage of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) despite the country continuing to register more cases of the disease, Daily Monitor has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'We shall drink until Lake Victoria dries up': drivers of heavy drinking and illicit drug use among young Ugandans in fishing communities - Kuteesa MO, Webb EL, Kawuma R, Naluwugge J, Thadeus K, Ndekezi D, Seeley J.
We investigated patterns and drivers of alcohol misuse and illicit drug use among young fisherfolk. We undertook this study in fishing communities on Koome Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda, from December 2017-July 2018. We conducted six group discussions with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt to Combine HIV Treatment With Non-Communicable Diseases
[Monitor] The Health Ministry has said it is running pilot projects in some health facilities to determine ways of including treatment for non-communicable diseases to usual HIV/Aids treatment so as to curb deaths among the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Imprisoned Saudi Activist and Other Rights Defenders Seek Justice in 2021
By Mandeep TiwanaNEW YORK, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Two events generated significant interest and global solidarity in the final days of December 2020. A court in Saudi Arabia handed down a five years and eight months sentence to activist Loujain Al-Hathloul for publicly supporting women’s right to drive. Nicholas Opiyo, Ugandan human rights lawyer and defender of persecuted members of the LGBTQI community and political opponents of the president was arbitrarily detained on trumped up charges of ‘money laundering.’ Nicholas Opiyo was granted bail on 30 December following an outpouring of global support for his a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mandeep Tiwana Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Economy & Trade Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s electoral commission said Saturday that President Yoweri Museveni won a sixth five-year term, extending... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Voters Fail to Follow Covid-19 Prevention Guidelines
[Monitor] Most voters who turned out to vote on Thursday in several parts of Kampala City failed to heed the advice by officials of the Ministry of Health follow Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How to Vote Safely in the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Monitor] By Elizabeth Kamurungi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda has shut down all social media with the army out on the streets ahead of election
Museveni defended the social media shutdown as a response to Facebook's closure of accounts of the ruling NRM party (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda Blocks Facebook Ahead of Contentious Election
President Yoweri Museveni accused the company of “arrogance” after it removed fake accounts and pages linked to his re-election campaign. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Voters See Covid-19 Impacts On the Election - and Election Impacts On the Pandemic
[Afrobarometer] Kampala -- Ugandans expect the COVID-19 pandemic to have significant negative impacts on Thursday's general election, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The interrelationships of child maltreatment, alcohol use, and suicidal ideation among youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda - Culbreth R, Masyn KE, Swahn MH, Self-Brown S, Kasirye R.
BACKGROUND: Youth living in the slums of Kampala face many adversities, such as dire environmental conditions, poverty, and lack of government infrastructure. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the interplay of alcohol use and chil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Lockdowns, Curfews, Alcohol Bans As Nations Fight Resurgent Virus
[Monitor] Countries across the world tightened restrictions on their populations Saturday to fight a resurgence in the coronavirus, as the European Union offered to help drug companies expand vaccine production to improve distribution "bottlenecks". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Year Ender - How Coronavirus Brought Economy to Its Knees
[Monitor] When the first case of coronavirus was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019, it was too early to ell that this virus would bring the global economy to a standstill. A few months later, the coronavirus victims increased to millions of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: URA Posts Surplus Revenue Collection Even Amidst Covid
[Observer] Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) hit above its revenue collections target set by the ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for the first half of the year 2020/2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Staff Quarters to Improve Service Delivery At Health Centre
[Monitor] Mr Richard Omoya is the chairman of Lakwa Village, neighbouring Palabek Health Centre III in Palabek-kal Sub-county in Lamwo District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hundreds Turn Up for Year End Bushenyi Medical Camp
[Monitor] Hundreds of patients suffering from various ailments flocked Ishaka Adventist Hospital, in Ishaka town, Bushenyi district for a two day free medical camp for children and women. The camp was organised by Ishaka Adventist Hospital management in partnership with Mr Dick Nobel from United States of America. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Govt Spending Drops By Shs2.3 Trillion
[Monitor] The government expenditure in the first four months of the Financial Year 2020/21 has dropped from Shs5.8 trillion to about Shs3.5 trillion on account of dwindling revenue collections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: EC Defends Ban On Campaigns Amid Contradicting Covid Figures
[Monitor] The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday remained defiant even in the face of official Ministry of Health figures contradicting its decision to ban campaign meetings in some districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Elderly Women Appeal to Govt for Medical Help
[Monitor] By Bill Oketch (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ura Shakes Off Covid-19 With Surplus in Revenue
[Monitor] Despite being in the midst of lockdown, URA in the first quarter FY 2020/21 (July to September) collected Shs4 trillion against a target of Shs2.9 trillion, resulting into a significant surplus of Shs1 trillion, Ismail Musa Ladu writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Electoral Commission Suspends Campaigns in Covid-19 Hotspots
[Observer] The Electoral Commission has suspended campaigns in urban areas considered as hotspots for coronavirus (COVID-19) infections including opposition strongholds in Kampala, Masaka, Wakiso, Mukono, Kalungu among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seven moments that mattered in 2020
Whatever your experience of COVID-19 has been, it’s undeniable that we and the world we live in have been altered irrevocably. What hasn’t changed is Doctors of the World’s determination to ensure universal and equitable access to healthcare, both at home and abroad. As we begin a new year, the pandemic continues to hit the most vulnerable in our society hardest. Health and social inequalities have widened. New barriers to healthcare have emerged, with the rapid shift to online healthcare leaving those without the means to access it cut off from vital care and support. Our staff, volunteers an...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Uganda: Makerere Develops 3d Face Shields to Fight Covid
[Monitor] Makerere University has designed and developed a 3D printed face shield for frontline health workers involved in the fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Billions of Covid-19 Response Money Lost?
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- As Ugandans began contracting the novel coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni on April.03, made an appeal for public solidarity in support of the health care system that was already in a crisis due to limited funding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Is Uganda Ready to Acquire the Covid-19 Vaccine?
[Monitor] The world's population, years over, has been affected by a number of viral diseases such a Ebola and Influenza which, in some cases, have caused millions of deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 didn't overwhelm Africa as some feared. But Uganda is a cautionary tale of rising risk
Uganda has managed to avoid the deadliest impacts of COVID-19 relatively well so far. But doctors say it wouldn’t take much of a spike to overwhelm the country’s hospitals, which have only 55 functional intensive care beds for 42 million people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
African-led study expected to involve 1,600 people over next three years in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South AfricaThe first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.The African-ledPrEPVacc study will test two experimental combination vaccines to see if they can provide any protection against HIV in people most at risk of infection.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global health Aids and HIV Global development Society Uganda Tanzania Mozambique South Africa World news Science Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

Understanding the role of interpersonal violence in assisted partner notification for HIV: a mixed-methods study in refugee settlements in West Nile Uganda - Klabbers RE, Muwonge TR, Ayikobua E, Izizinga D, Bassett IV, Kambugu A, Tsai AC, Ravicz M, Klabbers G, O'Laughlin KN.
BACKGROUND: Assisted partner notification (APN) for HIV was introduced in refugee settlements in West Nile Uganda in 2018 to facilitate testing of sexual partners. While APN is an effective strategy recommended by the World Health Organization, its safety ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Tasks Finance to Clarify On Covid Cash Report
[Monitor] By Irene Abalo Otto (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: We're Yet to Lift Ban On Concerts, Bars - Health Ministry
[Monitor] Uganda's Ministry of Health (MoH) Wednesday afternoon dissociated itself from information making rounds in various media outlets regarding the state lifting the ban on concerts, an item directly under the "Arts and Culture" sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Lifts Ban On Concerts Amid Roaring Pandemic
[Monitor] Government has relaxed restrictions that had been imposed on arts and culture sector nine month ago- owing to the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to establish its footholds in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Prosecute Thieves of Covid-19 Cash - Report
[Monitor] Utilisation of Covid-19 funds has been marred with gross irregularities, poor planning and dubious contract signings, an independent assessment report by accountability agencies has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Apac Leaders Decry Discrepancies in Mosquito Net Supply
[Monitor] By Bill Oketch (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Regulations Used to Curb Online Rights
[IFEX] Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Increased child abuse in Uganda amidst COVID-19 pandemic - Sserwanja Q, Kawuki J, Kim JH.
Globally, COVID-19 lockdown measures have exposed children to more sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have long-lasting adverse psychological effects on children, there have been comparatively few ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Uganda: State House Staff Catch Covid-19
[Monitor] By Ronald Kabanza (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sickle Cell Warriors Receive Phones With Health App for Quick Treatment During Tough Covid-19 Times
[Monitor] At least 10,000 people living with sickle cell anemia, are each to be availed with a smart phone that they can make use of to get treatment from a doctor given the ongoing restrictions caused by Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Boys Who Impregnate Female Students to Be Sent Home - Govt
[Monitor] Male students who will impregnate their female counterparts at school will also be sent home for the period the girl will spend way during pregnancy and giving birth, as part of the punishment to reduce teenage pregnancies in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Lemon Prices Shoot Up in Western Uganda Thanks to Covid-19
[Observer] The demand and price of lemons have shot up across food markets in Kasese and Bunyangabu districts in western Uganda. With the belief by local residents that lemons boost their immunity against the coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are now including lemons on their groceries shopping list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Grassroots Women Leaders Provide a Critical Link Between Survivors and Services
[Spotlight Initiative] Amudat District -- "Mwana muke hana haki yake! Mwana muke hana haki yake," says Rebecca Chepkateke with anguish. A Kiswahili expression that means "women have no rights," she's heard this phrase repeated too many times to women in the Amudat district when they attempt to report gender-based violence (GBV) to community leaders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Us Donates Coronavirus Supplies Worth Shs6.8b
[Monitor] The United States through its Department of Defence (DoD) has donated Covid-19 testing reagents and personal protective equipment (PPEs) worth $1.87m (approximately Shs6.8b) to help the government of Uganda in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda, Kenya Picked for Flavoured Drug for Children Living With HIV
[Monitor] Uganda and Kenya are among six African countries set to receive new generic strawberry-flavoured tablets for treating children living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the first half of 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: New Covid-19 Guidelines Delay Reopening of Livestock Markets
[Monitor] Veterinary doctors and district authorities in the central region are stuck on how to enforce the new guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in livestock markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Bobi Wine On the Spot for Removing Officer's Mask
[Monitor] Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, is seen in video clip that went viral on social media harassing a police officer on duty in Jinja District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: High Covid Cases Delay Reopening of Schools
[Monitor] More than 13.5 million learners who have spent eight months at home without studying due to Covid-19 pandemic that led to closure of schools may wait much longer after government said it is not ready to reopen schools for other classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The impact of the livelihoods and income fortification and socio-civic transformation project on the quality of life, wellbeing, self-esteem, and quality of neighbourhood social environment among the youth in slum areas of in Kampala, Uganda - Renzaho AMN, Doh D, Mahumud RA, Galukande M, Kamara JK.
BACKGROUND: Various interventions to improve the quality of life (QoL) among slum dwellers across sub Saharan Africa have been implemented. However, the interventions impacts remain less understood. We assessed the impact of the Urban Program on Livelihood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Shortage of Oxygen Worsens
[Monitor] A source at Mulago National Referral Hospital has revealed that the facility is facing a crisis of oxygen supply for patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news