Uganda: Kacita Chairman, Everest Kayondo Succumbs to Covid
[Monitor] Kampala City Traders Association (Kacita) chairman, Everest Kayondo has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Experts Warn On Self-Medication Before Tests
[Monitor] Medical experts have cautioned Ugandans against enrolling for Covid-19 treatment without first testing to know their status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - 200 MPs, Staff Test Positive
[Monitor] More than 200 MPs and Parliament staff have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last three weeks, and there are fears their drivers and family members could be carrying a contagious variant of the pandemic that has killed more than 700 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Treatment - Hospitals Defend Shs5m Per Day Bill
[Monitor] Private health facilities in Kampala have defended the high charges for Covid-19 treatment, attributing the amounts to increasing costs of medicines, payment of specialists and purchasing oxygen, among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Oxygen Crisis - Arua Hospital Staff in the Spotlight Over Covid Deaths
[Monitor] The management of Arua Regional Referral Hospital is on the spot again after two Covid-19 patients passed away at the weekend allegedly due to lack of oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kampala Traders' Chairman, Everest Kayondo Succumbs to Covid-19
[Monitor] Kampala City Traders Association (Kacita) chairman, Everest Kayondo has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Patients Abandon Budaka Health Centre Following Covid-19 Deaths
[Monitor] Several in-patients and caretakers seeking medical services at Budaka Health Centre IV in the eastern district of Budaka have abandoned the facility after four suspected Covid-19 patients died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt to Extend Covid Money Countrywide
[Monitor] Taxi drivers and boda boda cyclists cross the country whose businesses were affected by the lockdown will benefit from the government Covid cash, Mr James Ebitu, the director of social protection in the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Delayed Rollout of Second Covid Jab Causes Anxiety
[Monitor] Up to 77 per cent of 253,562 people, who are due for the second round of the Covid-19 vaccine, had not yet received the jab by June 18, government statistics indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Oxygen Gas Cylinders Are Tax Exempt, Says Ura
[Monitor] As Uganda struggles with challenges of shortage of oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients amid surging cases of the virus, Uganda Revenue Authority Tuesday said oxygen gas cylinders are exempted from all taxes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions Amid Spike
[Nation] Rwanda has tightened Covid-19 restrictions to curb rising infections and mitigate the risk of a severe third wave that is already being experienced in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: More Provident Fund Managers Asked to Release Savings for Covid Treatment
[Monitor] The Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) has instructed all provident fund managers to release a portion of savings to those confirmed to be in intensive care units battling Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: We Need Everyone's Hand to Win Covid Fight - Aceng
[Monitor] With Covid-19 deaths and infections soaring and a new lockdown in place, the person in the eye of the storm is the re-appointed Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Uganda's lead on the pandemic fight. Featuring on NTV-Uganda's On-the-Spot show last Thursday, host Mr Patrick Kamara asked whether Uganda is losing Covid-19 fight. Daily Monitor's Zadock Amanyisa brings you an abridged version of the interview. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Costs Uganda Global Engagement
[Monitor] Uganda woke up to the news that a member of the first contingent to travel to Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics that start on July 21 had tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Relief - Govt to Give Direct Cash
[Monitor] The government has said it will now use mobile money to deliver cash to vulnerable people who are affected by the second Covid-19 lockdown, which started on Friday night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Authorities Warn of 3rd Wave of Covid-19
[VOA] Dar es Salaam -- A few days after Tanzania expressed its interest in joining the COVAX global vaccine-sharing facility, the government warned citizens of a third wave of COVID-19 and directed that all precautions to be taken, including the wearing of face masks. Authorities say cases are on the rise in all bordering countries, including Uganda, and that there are indicators the disease may again hit the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Radio Host, Guests Held Over Criticising Presidential Directives on Covid-19
[Monitor] Adjumani Central Police Station (CPS) has confirmed that they are holding a radio Aulogo FM station manager and a talk show host- together along with their panellists over inciting the public against the presidential directives on preventing further spreading of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Uganda: Kyotera District Closes Offices as Three Top Staff Test Positive for Covid-19
[Monitor] The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Kyotera District has declared total closure of all administrative offices at the Kasaali headquarters due to the Covid-19 pandemic, save for the health department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge
Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Deaths Overwhelm Funeral Service Providers
[Monitor] Ever since the government announced that Uganda was experiencing the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic early this year, the number of infections has been increasing. As a result the number of deaths also increased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Shocks Push Banks Into Emergency Borrowing
[Monitor] Money borrowed by commercial banks from Bank of Uganda (BoU) to shore up operations and shortages caused by Covid-19, has increased by Shs45b in the quarter ended April, according to details from the Central Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Aceng Wants Private Hospitals to Apologise for Inflating Bills for Covid Patients
[Monitor] Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said Thursday that private hospitals which have been hiking medical bills for Covid-19 patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ought to apologise to the public, arguing that it's not time for them to make money. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 200 Ugandans Beat Covid-19 Each Day
[Monitor] Mr Jackson Onyango, a resident of Kampala, was among the 670 Covid-19 cases reported by government on June 3, but he has now recovered from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Had Run Out of Covid Vaccines, Says Aceng
[Monitor] The Minister of Health, Ms Jane Aceng has said the Wednesday night arrival of 175,200 AstraZeneca vaccines through the Covax project was a timely intervention since the country had run out of vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Congolese Refugees Look Inward for Support Amid Covid-19 Scourge
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda, Africa's largest refugee host, is imposing restrictions on movement after another spike in COVID-19 cases, and that's creating an even greater economic struggle for the vulnerable in urban areas. One refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is finding a way to overcome that struggle and help other refugees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Oxygen Failure Kills 30 Covid Patients At Mulago
[Monitor] By Nobert Atukunda (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers At Risk As Hospitals Run Out of Ppes
[Monitor] Health workers in public hospitals and other facilities across the country are struggling to attend to Covid-19 patients due to limited personal protective equipment (PPEs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - Uganda Short On Oxygen By Half
[Monitor] Private manufacturers of oxygen in Uganda can only make up to 27.7 million litres of oxygen per day, according to our computations, slightly less than half of the current demand, explaining chronic shortages of the life-saving gas for Covid-19 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Centres Run Out of Ppes, Beds in Bukedi
[Monitor] By Yahudu Kitunzi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - Border Testing Stalls As Medics Protest Non-Payment
[Monitor] A sit down strike by medical workers screening Covid-19 cross border truck drivers and residents halted operations at the Rwanda-Uganda Border of Mirama hills on Thursday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Test Requirement Proposal Sparks Anger in Districts
[Monitor] A security proposal that seeks to compel people with emergency cases to present negative Covid-19 test certificates before they can be allowed to cross to other districts has sparked outrage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Kills 49 People in 24 Hours in Uganda
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said 49 more people have succumbed to Covid-19, the highest figure ever registered in Uganda in a single day since March last year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: North Kigezi Diocese Bishop Succumbs to Covid-19
[Monitor] By Ronald Kabanza (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 175,200 Covid Vaccines Arrive Today
[Monitor] Uganda will receive its second batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Kills 25 People in One Day
[Monitor] Uganda has registered 25 deaths, the highest ever recorded in a day, bringing the total number to 459. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - Anger As District Bans Town Movements
[Monitor] Residents of Butaleja District have protested the decision by their leaders to ban unnecessary movement of people in trading centres and towns over the increasing cases of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child protection practices and attitudes of faith leaders across Senegal, Uganda, and Guatemala - Jailobaeva K, Diaconu K, Ager A, Eyber C.
Tackling violence against children is the focus of sub-goal 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Relative to the previous Millennium Development Goals, the SDG agenda puts a stronger emphasis on child and youth development looking beyond child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda
Vaccine thefts reported and hospitals unable to admit patients as cases leap 2,800% in a monthUganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic.Both private and public medical facilities in the capital, Kampala and in towns across the country –including regional hubsin Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu and Masaka – have reported running out or having acute shortages of AstraZeneca vaccines and oxygen. Hospitals report they are no longer able to admit patients to intensive care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global development Global health Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Uganda Africa Science World Health Organization Society Hospitals Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Records 10,000 Covid Cases in 10 Days
[Monitor] Up to 69 per cent of the new 15,248 Covid-19 cases detected countrywide were reported in the last 10 days, Daily Monitor has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘A Year Full of Emotions.’ What Kids Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Too many young generations have been shaped by the global crises they faced—Depression-era poverty, Cold War nuclear fears. Add to them the COVID generation. The virus itself may typically go easier on kids than it does adults, but the mind of a child is another thing. It’s dependent on certainty, safety, the comfort of routine. Take all of that away—shutter schools, keep grandparents at a distance, cancel summer camps—and kids suffer. But as the following lightly-edited stories from young people show, they also grow and learn, gain maturity and wisdom. The virus has been tough; plenty of kids, it t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Allison Singer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Uganda: Owners Put 600 Schools Up for Sale Over Covid-19
[Monitor] At total of 600 private schools across the country are at the verge of being sold over unpaid loans and accumulated interest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Budget Silent On Covid Impact, Say Analysts
[Monitor] Business leaders and policy analysts have said the Shs44.8 trillion National Budget for Financial year 2021/2022 lacks essential elements to respond to worsening effects of Covid-19 crisis on the economy and health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Former Presidential Secretary Mujuzi Succumbs to Covid-19
[Monitor] Former presidential secretary Capt (rtd) Pius Mujuzi has succumbed to covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Rwandair Suspends Flights to Uganda Over Covid Spike
[Monitor] RwandAir has suspended all flights to Entebbe International Airport as Uganda struggles with surging Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: UAE Bars Entry for Uganda, DR Congo Travellers Over Covid-19
[East African] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend entry for travellers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda starting June 11, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Ordered to Wear 2 Masks
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has asked health workers to wear two masks while at work as a preventive measure against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Unicef Seeks Covid Jab Supplier for Uganda
[Monitor] There is intensifying pressure on government to find more Covid-19 vaccines as the current batch will only serve this week . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?
Credit: Bibbi AbruzziniBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension of society. From the emotional to the political, how do we deal with disasters? How can we create a whole-of-society approach to disaster risk reduction? Right through this vortex of intersecting crises, a new toolkit and interactive website by Forus, the Global Netwo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Education Environment Food Security and Nutrition Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitat Source Type: news

Uganda: Entebbe Referral Hospital Closed to Inpatients After Covid-19 Surge
[Monitor] The director Entebbe Referral Hospital, Dr Moses Muwanga has said the facility has been closed to inpatients due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 patients being admitted at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news