Uganda: Sports Return Drama
[Monitor] President Museveni's announcement about lifting the suspension on sporting activities was as expected greeted with excitement and relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sickle Cell Disease Patients to Be Registered
[Monitor] Stakeholders in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease have launched a campaign to raise funds for the establishment of a digital registry of all persons living with Sickle Cell Disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What About Methods for Men? A Qualitative Analysis of Attitudes Toward Male Contraception in Burkina Faso and Uganda
CONCLUSIONSThe acceptability of new male methods among most participants in the two countries indicates a potential demand for male contraceptives. Options should include a variety of method characteristics to maximize choice, engage men, and support men and women's contraceptive needs. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Red Cross Gets 10 Ambulances From Government
[Monitor] Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Friday handed over 10 ambulances to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Ranked Best in Africa in Covid-19 Fight
[Monitor] Uganda is the best country in Africa in terms of suppressing the Covid-19 pandemic in the month of August, according to Lancet Covid-19 Commission data. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Full Speech - Janet Museveni Outlines Way Forward for Schools
[Independent (Kampala)] 📌UGANDA'S PLAN FOR PHASED RE-OPENING OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: All Teachers to Be Tested for Covid Before Schools Reopen
[Monitor] The government is proposing to test all teachers for Covid-19 ahead of school reopening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: U.S. Volunteer, South Sudanese Refugee Find Love in a Pandemic
[WFP] Uganda -- When American Faith Blanchard moved to Uganda to do charity work, she wasn't expecting to find love. But during her time volunteering at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, that's exactly what happened. It was there she met Seme Ludanga, a South Sudanese refugee and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)  Storyteller who changed her world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: The Mask I Wore On Tanzania Trip Affected My Voice, Says Museveni
[Monitor] President Museveni Sunday said a mask he wore on a trip to Tanzania affected his voice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Peace is the North Star During and the Post COVID-19 Pandemic
A landmark handshake-former Prime Minister Raila Odinga & President Uhuru Kenyatta bridge their differences and sign a declaration of peace between the two political leaders. March 9, 2018. Credit: State HouseBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Walid BadawiNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) Amid various global conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s, the International Day of Peace (IDOP) was established to commemorate the strengthening of the ideals of peace globally. Today, peace is not just the absence of conflict, but a key prerequisite for development. It is in recognition of the crucial linkages between peace, respect for human r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Walid Badawi Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New research highlights impact of COVID-19 on food security in Kenya and Uganda
(CABI) CABI scientists have conducted new research highlighting the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food security in Kenya and Uganda with more than two-thirds of those surveyed having experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic.Dr Monica Kansiime led a team of researchers who discovered, from a random sample of 442 respondents, that the proportion of food insecure people increased by 38% and 44% in Kenya and Uganda respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Costs Pay TVs 110,000 Customers - Ucc
[Monitor] Pay television service providers saw a reduction in the number of active subscribers from 1.69 million in December 2019 to 1.58 million in the first quarter of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Will Telehealth Improve Uganda's Healthcare System?
[Monitor] Telehealth is seen by many as a crucial intervention to increase access to universal health coverage in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Parliament Bus Transporting Covid-19 Patients Catches Fire
[Monitor] By Martin Okudi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Banks Sought Financial Support Due to Covid-19 - Bou
[Monitor] Bank of Uganda, in its financial review for June 2020, has revealed that while banks' liquidity risk reduced, there were bank-specific funding shortages among some three supervised financial institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Busia District Offices Closed After Staff Reportedly Succumbs to Covid-19
[Monitor] Busia District offices have been closed after a staff member in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is feared to have succumbed to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Crisis - Fresh Foods Business More Challenging
[Monitor] In a bid to combat further spread of Covid-19, government imposed a nationwide lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Inadequate Protective Gear Worries Health Workers At Entebbe Hospital
[Monitor] Health workers at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital are worried over the inadequacy of personal protective equipment at the facility, saying they are at risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Presents Opportunities to Boost Local Production - Comesa
[Monitor] Just like other regions, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) member states have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, there have been opportunities for local production and trade in commodities initially imported from outside the region. Prosper Magazine's Dorothy Nakaweesi interviewed Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, the secretary general of Comesa. Below are the excerpts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Injury patterns of patients presenting to a non-governmental hospital in Western Uganda - Brown HA, Skaggs J, Brady C, Tumusiime V, White AS.
INTRODUCTION: Injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally and disproportionately affects low-income countries. While most injury data comes from tertiary care centers in urban settings, the purpose of this study was to describe the charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: Busia, Malaba Cross Border Traders Face Wrath of Covid-19
[Nation] Restricted movements at the Kenya-Uganda border points to contain the spread of Covid-19 has had a negative impact on women's lives and sexual rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Patient Dies in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital
[Independent (Kampala)] Moroto -- An elderly COVID-19 patient has died from Moroto Regional Referral Hospital. The hospital's director Dr Ben Watmon confirmed the death of an 87-year-old resident of Loputuk sub county in Moroto district on Saturday evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 3 More Succumb to Covid-19 in Kampala, 326 More Infected
[Observer] Uganda has today recorded it's highest daily confirmed coronavirus infections of 326 cases from the 4,106 samples tested on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls' Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond
[East African] For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Nira Closes Wakiso Branch As Govt Confirms 201 New Cases
[Monitor] The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) has temporarily closed Wakiso District office after one of the police personnel attached to the office tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ucaa Gets Covid-19 Safety Gear Worth Shs1b in Readiness for Flight Resumption
[Monitor] The government of Uganda through the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has received COVID-19 safety equipment worth Shs1 billion from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as part of the efforts to ensure safer operations when passenger operations eventually resume at Entebbe International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early sexual debut: a multi-country, sex-stratified analysis in sub-Saharan Africa - Seff I, Steiner JJ, Stark L.
This study examined outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately. We employed Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, restricting sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - Patients, Doctors Resort to Apps to Beat Long Queues At Hospitals
[Monitor] Since March when the country went into lockdown, questions have been swirling on how best patients and doctors can co-exist or maintain their bond professionally. This becomes more plausible when one remembers that at one point, public transport was grounded until June 4, while private vehicles had to contend with a raft of conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: WHO Works With the Army to Educate a Fishing Community About Covid-19 in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 7 September 2020:- At Rwenshama point of entry on the shores of Lake Edward in Rukungiri district, western Uganda, it's a warm windy day and the place is bustling with activity. At one end, many sailors in groups of over eight are standing by their boats and preparing their nets for the day's catch. On the other side, others are preparing to set off into the lake while in a permanent shelter, another group has displayed their catch for the day for all to see and buy the fish of their choice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mothers Pay 'Bed' Fees to Deliver At Govt Health Centre
[Monitor] Residents of Kwania District have accused health workers at Nambieso Health Centre III, in Nambieso Sub-county of asking them to pay money in order to access services at the government facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Dr Katuntu's Death Sparks Queries Over Covid-19 Tests
[Monitor] TONNY ABET (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Voters Throng Polling Stations, Violate Covid Rules
[Monitor] The National Resistance Movement (NRM) primary elections yesterday kicked off on a slow note but later picked up momentum, with some areas registering cases of violence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends of injuries due to gender based violence, Uganda, 2012 - 2016, a retrospective descriptive analysis - Biribawa C, Nuwemastiko R, Oporia F, Baguma E, Bulage L, Okethwangu D, Ario AR, Kobusingye O.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) in Uganda is widespread. The 2012 Uganda Bureau of Statistics report indicated that 60% of Ugandan women experienced GBV, which is approximately twice the global rate. There is paucity of information on epidemiology ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Geospatial distribution of pedestrian injuries and associated factors in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, Uganda - Oporia F, Tumwesigye NM, Isunju JB, Nuwematsiko R, Bachani AM, Kisakye AN, Nakafeero M, Li Q, Muneza F, Kiwanuka G, Paichadze N, Kobusingye O.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds, of which 22% are pedestrians. In Uganda, pedestrians constitute 43% of RTIs. Over 52% of these injuries occur in Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). Howeve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Uganda: Kyotera, Rakai Neonatal Care Units Save Over 1,000 Babies
[Monitor] Kyotera and Rakai's first ever neonatal intensive care units have saved up to 1,000 babies in less than two years, Daily Monitor has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Use Covid-19 Lockdown to Plan Stronger Post-Pandemic Business Rebound, Ugandan Entrepreneurs Told
[Monitor] Dr Lawrence Musanje, a Ugandan who owns and runs two State of the art Dental practices in the Denver Metro area in Colorado USA has advised Ugandans not to allow themselves get paralyzed by the lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Makerere Asks for Shs100m to Translate Covid Messages
[Monitor] The Makerere University School of Languages, Literature and Communication says it requires close to Shs100 million to translate coronavirus prevention messages into all local Ugandan languages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Activists Want Youth to Get Reproductive Services
[Monitor] Health rights activists have asked government and other stakeholders to create a strategy that addresses sexual and reproductive health rights of the youth amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiologic investigation of a cluster of deaths due to eating fried rice balls intentionally tainted with Quinalphos, Sironko District, Uganda, a case series, 2017 - Eyu P, Opio DN, Ario AR.
BACKGROUND: Quinalphos is an organophosphate chemical chiefly used as a pesticide. On 13 November 2017, a cluster of unexplained deaths was reported in Village X, Sironko District, Eastern Uganda. We investigated to identify the scope and exposures for the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Uganda: Poor State of Lango Health Facilities Shocks Officials
[Monitor] Senior officials from the Ministry of Health have expressed shock at the poor state of health facilities in Lango sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Tasked to Address Policy Barriers in HIV Fight
[Monitor] The Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) and human rights activists have appealed to government to address policy and legal barriers limiting active involvement of young people in HIV/Aids fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Fund to Bail Out Small Businesses
[The Exchange] The 97Fund, a Ugandan based Open-end Investment Vehicle (HoldCo) launched a $1 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund (the "Fund") to bail out small businesses in Uganda that have been affected by the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Previous Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks Helped Uganda Respond to Covid-19 Outbreak
[WHO] For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time and its disease outbreak system has regularly been tested over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ex-Registrar of Nurses' Body in Court Over Missing Shs1.1 Billion
[Monitor] Kampala -- The former acting Registrar of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council has been charged in the Anti- Corruption Court with causing a financial loss of over Shs1.1 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mbale Blood Bank Opts for Door-to-Door Drives
[Monitor] Last week, a health team travelled from Mbale Town to Namutumba District in a blood mobilisation drive but returned with only two units. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Museveni Declares Public Holiday for Covid-19 Prayers
[East African] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared Saturday a national day for prayer following a dramatic rise in recent days of Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Facility Plan Displaces 3,000 Traders At Busia Border
[Monitor] Leaders in Busia town have committed a 2.9-acre piece of land housing Sofia Market to the Ministry of Health to build a health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Cipla Seeks Double Digit Growth From Retail Trade
[Monitor] Drug maker, Cipla Quality Chemicals will be seeking to post above 10 per cent growth in sales as it launches a local new drug retailing strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Kayunga Hospital Brings Services Closer
[Monitor] The rehabilitation of Kayunga hospital has brought health services closure to the residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Claims One As 98 New Cases Are Recorded
[Monitor] One new COVID-19 death has been recorded bringing the total COVID-19 deaths in Uganda to 26. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news