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New outbreak: Deadly virus, similar to Ebola, with NO treatment... now strikes Uganda
(Natural News) Uganda is in the middle of a health care crisis as the deadly Marburg virus has once again hit the African nation. Health chiefs have announced that the virus, which is clinically similar to the Ebola virus, has been detected in five cases. The reports note that an emergency Marburg virus screening is being carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Army Doctors Fail to Show Up
[Observer] Despite government saying it had deployed military doctors to fill the huge void at Mulago national referral hospital and its subsidiary branches, there was no sign of them yesterday as the medical workers' strike continued to bite across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Address the Ethical, Legal Dilemmas of Doctors' Strike
[Observer] Industrial actions by health professionals (no matter the category) severely affect health systems and, when they last longer, create a bigger potential for collapsing health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Should Negotiate With Striking Doctors
[Monitor] On Tuesday, the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU), the Uganda Medical Workers Union (UMWU) and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union filed a suit in the High Court in Kampala challenging government's decision to enter into negotiations with the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Deploys Military Doctors At Mulago Hospital
[Monitor] Military doctors from the UPDF, Police and Uganda Prisons have been deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital to handle emergency cases as doctors' strike enters second week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cabinet Team, Doctors Meet Over Strike Today
[Monitor] Kampala -A multi-sectoral subcommittee of Cabinet established to review demands of striking doctors and persuade them to return to work is set to meet today with leaders of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) to try and break the deadlock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
Disease Outbreak News Uganda Kenya Marburg virus disease (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Uganda:Strike - Retired Doctors Warn Govt
[Monitor] Kampala -A group of retired doctors and professors of medicine have asked government not to threaten but rather accord the striking doctors better working conditions and remuneration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Why Older People in Uganda Struggle to Access Healthcare
[The Conversation Africa] Makerere University -The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 50 years and above instead of 60 to define older people in sub Saharan Africa. This is primarily because of low life expectancy in the region. In addition, people aged 50 and older have health and functional limitations akin to those experienced by people 60 or above in developed countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Upcountry Medics Resume Work As City Counterparts Stay Away
[Monitor] Doctors across the country are presenting mixed responses to the directive that they resume work forthwith after the government declared their ongoing strike illegal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In Africa, Rural Clinics Entice Pregnant Women With ‘ Baby Pictures ’
Many pregnant women in poor countries don ’ t see a doctor until they are in labor. In Uganda, that changed when clinics began advertising ultrasounds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Uganda Canada Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Bridge to Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Striking Doctors Threaten to Withdraw Emergency Services
[Monitor] Kampala -Striking doctors under their umbrella body the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) have snubbed government order to return to work and threatened to withdraw emergency health services if the minister continues threatening them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Set Three Conditions to End Strike
[Observer] Striking doctors have said they can return to work as negotiations on their demands continue if three key conditions are met, and surprisingly the trio doesn't include the pay raise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt Declares Doctors' Strike Illegal, Orders Them to Return to Work
[Monitor] Kampala -Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng says Uganda Medical Association (UMA) that organised the strike is not a registered union to lobby for labour rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt Appeals to Doctors to Return to Work
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Government will fully address concerns raised by doctors from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) after it finalises the Public Service pay policy which is intended to eliminate pay disparities and ensure pay enhancement across the Public Sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Strike Enters Day Three As Crisis Depeens
[Monitor] An emergency meeting that was convened to convince the striking doctors to end their industrial action ended in a deadlock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Managing Marburg - How an Oddly Timed Outbreak is Testing Emergency Strategies
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Oct.11, a woman died in Chemuron village, Kween District in an Eastern Uganda. She had a fever, headache, and was bleeding from several places. Doctors attending to her had feared the worst and sent her samples for testing. A week later, on Oct.17, experts at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) confirmed the 50-year old woman had succumbed to a high mortality hemorrhagic fever - Marburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound 'magic' draws Ugandan women to antenatal clinic Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity? AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death Super Bowl ultrasound ad draws ire of pro-choice group WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Uganda:Fear As Patients Are Discharged Prematurely Over Lack of Space
[Monitor] Due to the overwhelming numbers of patients that seek medical treatment at Adjumani Hospital, medical officials at the facility now discharge patients before they are fully healed to create space for new admissions, Daily Monitor has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:One Patient Dies As Medical Workers' Strike Enters Day Two
[Monitor] Masaka -As medical workers strike enters day two, the industrial action has started taking its toll on patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Black Death and incurable Marburg Virus now spreading across Africa's cities... world's medical system helpless to stop it
(Natural News) Africa is currently contending with two serious disease outbreaks. The pneumonic plague has been making headlines as it sweeps across Madagascar, but there are concerns about it are being eclipsed by a far more sinister threat: A rare and fatal virus known Marburg virus disease (MVD), which has now broken out in Uganda.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors in Uganda's Public Hospitals Strike Over Pay and Supplies Doctors in Uganda's Public Hospitals Strike Over Pay and Supplies
Doctors working in Ugandan public hospitals went on strike on Monday to protest low salaries and shortages of essential supplies, a spokesman for their union told Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
Update on Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda and Kenya, 7 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

A prospective neurosurgical registry evaluating the clinical care of traumatic brain injury patients presenting to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda - Kuo BJ, Vaca SD, Vissoci JRN, Staton CA, Xu L, Muhumuza M, Ssenyonjo H, Mukasa J, Kiryabwire J, Nanjula L, Muhumuza C, Rice HE, Grant GA, Haglund MM.
The objectives of this study ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda:Sign Language App Will Ease Communication
[Monitor] The Uganda National association of the Deaf last week launched a mobile application to ease communication for people with hearing impairment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Virus 'similar' to Ebola has broken out in Uganda
Marburg virus disease, which kills up to 88 per cent of people it strikes, is considered to be one of the most deadly pathogens in existence. Five cases have been identified in Uganda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How about a vasectomy? Uganda wants more men to say yes
How about a vasectomy? As Africa's population booms, Uganda wants more men to say yes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Trump Policy Harms Health Services - Human Rights Watch
[Independent (Kampala)] Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Don't Criminalise Women Who Choose Abortion, Says Judge
[Monitor] Kampala -High Court judge David Batema has scoffed at people who criminalise women who have procured an abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Monitors Family After Ugandan Dies of Marburg Virus
[East African] A family of seven in Trans Nzoia County western Kenya has been put under observation after a Ugandan who visited their homestead died of the highly contagious Marburg virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar es Salaam On Alert, Intensifies Testing for Marburg Vurus
[Daily News] Tanzanians have been alerted on Marburg outbreak in Eastern Uganda, with the government assuring of intensified defensive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar es Salaam On Alert, Intensifies Testing for Marburg Virus
[Daily News] Tanzanians have been alerted on Marburg outbreak in Eastern Uganda, with the government assuring of intensified defensive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:UK Launches New U.S.$59 Million Malaria Programme
[Independent (Kampala)] The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has today marked the launch of a new programme to tackle malaria in Uganda. Over the next five years, the UK government will invest up to sh215 billion ($59m) to tackle malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Medical Students Breathe Life Into Kabale Referral Hospital
[Monitor] Kabale -The establishment of Kabale University School of Medicine at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital has improved delivery of health services at the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Medical Team to Assess Presidential Capacity Over the Age of 75
[Observer] The Uganda Medical Association (UMA), an umbrella body for registered medical practitioners plans to set up a team of personnel to conduct research on whether a person who is 75 years and above has the physical and mental abilities to be president. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Museveni Threatens State of Emergency, Arrests If Doctors Strike
[Monitor] Medical doctors under their umbrella body, Uganda Medical Association (UMA), are considering calling off their imminent strike after President Yoweri Museveni reportedly threatened to declare a state of emergency and arrest them if they down their tools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya on High Alert After a Suspected Marburg Case Near Uganda Border
[East African] Kenya is on high alert following a suspected case of the Ebola-like Marburg virus in the western Trans Nzoia County, which borders Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:ARVs Stock-Out Sparks Fear of Mass Drug Resistance
[Observer] Civil society organisations and people living with HIV/Aids have warned that almost a million Ugandans could develop resistance to first-line anti-retroviral therapy if nothing is done about the nation-wide stock-out of drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

After the Match: Insights about EM in a Tiny Ugandan Town
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: After the Match Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Why You Should Eat More Tilapia
[Monitor] Tilapia, commonly known as engege is one of the oldest types of fish in Uganda. It is affordable, with each costing between Shs5,000 and Shs10,000 and can be cooked and enjoyed in different ways. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly Marburg virus outbreak declared in Uganda
An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Water More Hygienic Than Toilet Paper, Say Doctors
[Monitor] Kampala -Using dry toilet paper for anal cleaning leaves feaces behind, which exposes one to urinary tract infections (UTIs), doctors have confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Condoms Too Small, Say Young Men in Karamoja
[Monitor] Youth in Karamoja sub-region have asked the Health ministry to make condoms that fit everybody, saying the current sizes are small and slide off during sexual intercourse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatric traumatic brain injury at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda - Abdelgadir J, Punchak M, Smith ER, Tarnasky A, Muhindo A, Nickenig Vissoci JR, Haglund MM, Kitya D.
This study aims to determine the factors associated with poor outcome among pediatric TBI cases at a major referral hospital in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mainstreaming road safety in the regional integration of the East African Community to reduce road traffic injuries - Balikuddembe JK, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Sinclair P, Stephen K, Ardalan A, Nejati A.
The East African Community (EAC) comprising of five states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda bear a disproportionate burden of the global public health burden for road traffic injuries (RTIs). In response to this, each state has devised its own ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

'There is violence across, in all arenas': listening to stories of violence amongst sexual minority refugees in Uganda - McQuaid K.
This article examines the complex marginalisation and persecution faced by sexual minorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced displacement into Uganda. It demonstrates the need to create space for the voices of sexual minorities within transi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV risk among women engaging in transactional sex in Ugandan fishing villages - Sileo KM, Kintu M, Kiene SM.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) may increase risk for HIV/AIDS among women engaging in transactional sex in Ugandan fishing communities. In this cross-sectional study, 115 women reporting engaging in transactional sex in Lake Victoria fishing communities c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and self-reported pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) interruptions among HIV-negative partners in HIV serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda - Cabral A, Baeten J, Ngure K, Velloza J, Odoyo J, Haberer J, Celum C, Muwonge T, Asiimwe S, Heffron R.
BACKGROUND: Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective for HIV prevention and PrEP delivery studies are investigating ways to deliver PrEP with high adherence. However, in many settings with high HIV burden, intimate partner violence (IPV) is report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Uganda:Locals Contribute Money to Construct Own Hospital
[Monitor] Kyotera -One of the biggest huddles in rural communities in Uganda is access to quality health care services. Good hospitals and other health care facilities are mostly far away in large towns where there is limited transport due to impassable roads. One of such rural areas is Beteremu Village, nearly 70kms from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news