Uganda: Patients Stranded As Officials Close Health Centre in Buliisa
[Monitor] More than 150 patients of Butiaba Health Centre III in Buliisa District are stranded after the district authorities ordered the closure of the facility on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Walking Through the Rough, Smooth Road of Covid-19 Treatment
[Monitor] It's slightly more than a year since Covid-19 broke out in Uganda, claiming at least 334 lives. Some coronavirus patients remain in hospital and thousands of survivors are battling its after-effects, including stigma. The world is different. And the disruptions to our lives and livelihoods are massive. In this 14th and final instalment of our series marking one-year of the pandemic, senior consultant William Ofuti Worodria, the first head of the national Covid-19 Case Management, narrates the fear and lack (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Let's Save Ugandan Lives with Abortion Law Clarity
[allAfrica] Until I witnessed a death from complications of an unsafe abortion, I never felt comfortable talking about abortion services. Joan (not her real name) was an intelligent and hardworking girl who lived in my village. One of her dreams was to attend university. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meet 7 Health Workers Who Are Changing the Way We Approach Global Health Beyond the Pandemic
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalApril 06, 2021Health workers know better than anyone what they need to be safe on the job. They know what it takes to be prepared for coronavirus cases as they come in the door. To end the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent future disease outbreaks, and to keep essential services running and available for their communities.During World Health Worker Week 2021, we’re amplifying their voices and recommendations on how we can better support and protect health workers—now and for the long haul.Meet seven health workers and leaders who are telling us what’s essential t...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

Uganda: Kapchorwa Leaders Urge Govt to Fulfil Pledge On Sanitary Towels
[Monitor] Jessica Chebet, a Primary Six pupil, says she prefers to stay home during her menstrual period for fear of staining her school uniform. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet One Health Worker Who's Helping More Women and Babies in Uganda Get Care during COVID-19
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International James Angedu at the Magoro Health Center III. Photo by Irene Mirembe for IntraHealth International.April 06, 2021It’s 10:45 am. The sun is already high in the sky and the heat is unrelenting at Magoro Health Center III in the Kakatwi District of Eastern Uganda.Uganda is experiencing its dry season and patients usually stay away because of the heat, but not at this health facility.The reason: James Angedu, the health worker in charge.At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda in October 2020, eight of James’s staff contracted COVID...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

Household food insecurity and its association with self-reported male perpetration of intimate partner violence: a survey of two districts in central and western Uganda - Awungafac G, Mugamba S, Nalugoda F, Sj öland CF, Kigozi G, Rautiainen S, Malyabe RB, Ziegel L, Nakigozi G, Nalwoga GK, Kyasanku E, Nkale J, Watya S, Ekstrom AM, Kågesten A.
This study aimed to determine the lifetime prevalence of male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV), and to assess the association with food insecurity, sociodemographic factors and health risk behaviours in Uganda in the year preceding C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Kenya: Ugandans Stranded As Kenya's Inter-Counties Travel Ban Bites
[East African] Kenya's decision to halt the movement of interstate buses across its border following a surge in Covid-19 cases has left several Ugandans stranded in the neighbouring East African country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Vaccinates 2,300 Against Yellow Fever
[Monitor] At least 2,300 residents of Arua District have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the just concluded vaccination exercise by the National Medical Stores (NMS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 13-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth During Primary Leaving Exams
[Monitor] A 13-year-old Primary Seven candidate in Mpigi District has given birth to a baby boy during a Mathematics examination in the ongoing Primary Leaving Examinations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 1,000 New-Born Babies, 52 Mothers Die in Two Years
[Monitor] At least 1,038 new-born babies and 52 mothers have died in Lira District in a span of two years due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Issues Fresh Warning After Kenya's New Covid Wave
[Monitor] Kampala -- Even with vaccination underway, Ugandans have been warned of the possibility of the country being hit by another wave of the Covid-19 pandemic due to complacency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt to Amend Law for New Media Offences
[Monitor] Government is planning to amend the Press and Journalists Act to include clauses that provide for new emerging electronic media and offences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Vets Private Hospitals to Give Covid Jabs
[Monitor] Government is assessing private health facilities to offer Covid-19 vaccination as efforts to increase uptake continue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family dynamics and implications for young people's 'struggles' in rural areas of post-conflict northern Uganda - Oosterom M, Namuggala VF, Szyp C.
A growing literature on wartime social change has shown how changes in social institutions can have post-war effects, but there is limited knowledge on how such changes shape the lives of rural young people. The Acholi region in northern Uganda experienced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Uganda: Coffee Exports Defy Covid-19 Disruptions to Post Growth
[Monitor] Coffee exports have defied Covid-19 market disruptions for a straight second month recording growth in value and volume. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Injuries, Covid-19 Restrictions Could Force Mubiru's Hand
[Monitor] Injuries and travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru was always going to make changes to his lineup ahead of today's final Group B Afcon qualifier in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual risk behaviors, mental health outcomes and attitudes supportive of wife-beating associated with childhood transactional sex among adolescent girls and young women: findings from the Uganda Violence Against Children Survey - Chiang L, Howard A, Stoebenau K, Massetti GM, Apondi R, Hegle J, Kyatekka M, Stamatakis C, Wasula L, Aluzimbi G.
Compared to young men, Ugandan young women are disproportionately impacted by HIV. Childhood transactional sex may contribute to this disparity. Using data from the 2015 Uganda Violence Against Children Survey, we used logistic regression models to assess ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry to Recruit HIV Counsellors for Workers
[Monitor] The Ministry of Gender has proposed recruitment of HIV counsellors in all public institutions across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Anti-Abortionists Tell African Women Dangerous 'Abortion Pill Reversal' Works
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- An investigation into the practice of telling women that about 'Abortion pill reversal' (APR) - a controversial treatment first developed by a California-based family physician - has revealed that a American anti-abortionists are promoting it to women across the world, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Confirms New Covid Strains
[Monitor] Government has confirmed that Uganda has registered Covid-19 cases with the South African strain B1 351 and Nigerian variant B.1.525. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: First Person - 'No Daughter of Mine Will Be Cut'
[UN News] Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a UN-backed programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: USAID Injects Shs27b in TB Programme
[Monitor] United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has injected $7.5m (about Shs27.4b) in Karamoja Sub-region to address high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence and low treatment success rates in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First Person: ‘No daughter of mine will be cut’
Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a UN-backed programme. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Validates NSSF-Monitor Career Advice
[Monitor] Kampala -- The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Nation Media Group - Uganda have said the new normal caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has confirmed the career advice they have been giving university students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ugandan police on Tuesday seized the mutilated remains of several lions from suspected wildlife traffickers believed responsible for...
Four arrested in Uganda suspected of poisoning lions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda's Remarkable Response to Covid-19
[Global Fund] When a storm hits, it helps for your house to have a strong foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EA Vaccine Rollout Goes On Amid Adverse Reactions Across Europe
[East African] The rollout of the vaccination programme against Covid-19 in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda continues apace amid clotting concerns elsewhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 2021 (IPS) At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year’s delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has put it, the world is at the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. Anis Chowdhury Vaccine apartheid The EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and their allies continue to block the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend the World Trade Organization (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Cases Soar As Busia Locals Misuse Mosquito Nets
[Monitor] Ms Josephine Nalukwago, a resident of Mawero in Busia Town, was excited after receiving treated mosquito nets distributed by the Ministry of Health under the Malaria Control Programme (MCP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Alcohol use, intimate partner violence, and HIV sexual risk behavior among young people in fishing communities of Lake Victoria, Uganda - Wandera SO, Tumwesigye NM, Walakira EJ, Kisaakye P, Wagman J.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the association between alcohol use, intimate partner violence, and HIV sexual risk behavior among young people in fishing communities from eastern and central Uganda. Therefore, we aimed to determine the associati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of alcohol use patterns among university students in Uganda - Kamulegeya LH, Kitonsa PJ, Okolimong E, Kaudha G, Maria S, Nakimuli-Mpungu E.
INTRODUCTION: majority of alcohol use pattern studies among university students are from developed countries. Information about the different alcohol use patterns and their correlates among university students in sub-Saharan Africa is limited. The aim of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Six lions found dead and mutilated in one of Uganda's best-known national parks, with wildlife traffickers suspected of having poisoned...
Conservation officials believe six lions found dead and mutilated in one of Uganda's best-known national parks were poisoned by wildlife... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Was a Blessing in Disguise, Tour Operators Say
[Monitor] The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic altered different sectors. Some have recovered while others are still finding their feet. The tourism industry was not spared either. It was pegged back with no activity for months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The costs of delivering emergency care at regional referral hospitals in Uganda: a micro-costing study - Werner K, Lin TK, Risko N, Osiro M, Kalanzi J, Wallis L.
BACKGROUND: Uganda experiences a high morbidity and mortality burden due to conditions amenable to emergency care, yet few public hospitals have dedicated emergency units. As a result, little is known about the costs and effects of delivering lifesaving em... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda: Contraceptives for Teenagers Divides Opinion
[Monitor] In January 2020, Uganda's teenage pregnancy rate stood at 25 percent, according to statistical data provided by the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016. This meant that in every 100 adolescent girls, at least 25 or one-in-four were pregnant or had given birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Scientists Turn to Goat Milk to Curb HIV-Related Deaths
[Monitor] Scientists at the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Databank (NAGRC&DB) in Entebbe have said they will start making HIV/Aids treatment tablets from goat milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Virus Has Taken 300 Lives, Soon MPs Cars Will Be a Health Risk
[East African] Uganda's revolutionary leaders from the 'Class of '86' like quoting a Biblical verse that chastises those who leave undone what they ought to do and then do what they ought not to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Making HIV Tablets From Goat Milk
[Observer] The National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Databank (NAGRC&DB) has finalised plans to introduce highly-efficient and productive dairy goats for adoption by the livestock-rearing communities to avail milk rich in nutrients required for boosting the human immune system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt to Conduct Survey On Covid Cases
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has commenced a countrywide survey to ascertain the extent of coronavirus infection and establish cases that went undiagnosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - 2 Percent Health Workers Vaccinated
[Monitor] By Elizabeth Kamurungi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Commonwealth Lauds Museveni for Covid-19 Response
[Monitor] The Commonwealth Secretary General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland has hailed President Yoweri Museveni for the 'proper response' to Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Unveils Home-Made Coronavirus Testing Kits Today
[Monitor] The country will today launch locally developed rapid kits for Covid-19 screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Vaccine Safe, Says Government
[Monitor] Ugandan health experts yesterday assured citizens that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine being administered in the country is safe, despite more than a dozen European and other states suspending its use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Landlords Stare At Empty Buildings As Covid Impact Bites
[Monitor] When government announced phased lockdown in late March 2020, a number of downtown shopping centres began slowly feeling the pinch of the lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Relief As Namutumba Hospital Starts Blood Transfusion Services
[Monitor] Residents of Namutumba have reason to smile as the district referral hospital starts blood transfusion services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Reassures Public On Covid-19 Vaccine
[Monitor] The government has downplayed concern over reports of adverse reactions and death among recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in foreign countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Passenger Figures Increasing Steadily - UCAA
[Monitor] Entebbe International Airport has registered an increase in the number of daily passengers with an average of 2,194 per day in February up from 1,868 in January 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Stroke - Why Uganda Is Experiencing an Upsurge
[Monitor] Sulaiman Sewanyana, 69, a resident of Kampala, is undergoing rehabilitation following a stroke which left him paralysed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Over 300 Receive First Dose of Covid Vaccine
[Monitor] By Eve Muganga (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news