Tanzania: Health Ministry PS Inspects Epidemic Diseases Screening On the Border With Uganda
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's Permanent Secretary at the Health Ministry, Dr Zainabu Chaula, Friday on February 14, 2020, paid a visit to Mutukula-the country's border with Uganda and inspected the screening of epidemic diseases including Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Asks Court to Dismiss Suit Against Junk Food
[Observer] The government has asked court to dismiss a case in which it is accused of failing to protect Ugandans from the influx of junk food (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government to Send Shs222 Million to Students Stuck in China
[Monitor] Parliament -Government has declined to yield to pressure to evacuate all Ugandans trapped in parts of China that have been hit by the deadly coronavirus has spread to over 20 countries around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Coronavirus - Life of Ugandans in the Ghost City of Wuhan
[Monitor] As you complain about eating the same food daily or how bored you are doing the same thing, this turns out to be the life of students in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: AfDB Gives Uganda U.S.$1-Million to Fight Ebola
[Monitor] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released a $1 million (Shs3.7 billion) grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle imminent outbreaks of the Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas
(Ohio University) Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: More 120 Travellers Linked to Coronavirus Isolated in Uganda
[Monitor] More 120 travellers linked to the deadly Coronavirus have been isolated in different parts of the country. The move is a preventive measure against the spread of the virus that has ravaged China and other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Status of Uganda's Preparedness On the 2019-Coronavirus Outbreak.
[WHO] The Ministry of Health Uganda would like to update the general public on the progress in regards to prevention of the 2019-novel Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Construction of Maternal Facility Excites Mpigi Locals
[Monitor] Residents of Kintuntu Sub-county in Mpigi District are all smiles following the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction works of a maternal health centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Relief As Health Centre Gets Eye Care Equipment
[Monitor] Yumbe -Africa Directo, a volunteer organisation from Spain, has donated eye care equipment to Lodonga Health Centre IV in Yumbe District, giving hope to hundreds of patients. The equipment includes Ophthalmic operating microscopes and lensometers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Commences Field Data Collection to Inform the Population Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey
[WHO] Uganda commences field data collection to inform the Population Based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (UPHIA 2020) (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Intensifies Fight Against Tobacco Consumption
[WHO] Uganda Intensifies fight against Tobacco Consumption (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda's Ministry of Health Receives Equipment Worth Nine Million Dollars
[WHO] Uganda's Ministry of Health Receives Equipment Worth Nine Million Dollars (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The many lives of charcoal
(University of Pennsylvania) In sub-Saharan Africa, charcoal dominates as an energy resource for cooking. Catherine Nabukalu, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Master of Environmental Studies program, traveled to her native Uganda to study how this fuel is produced, traded, and used. In a new article, she and School of Arts and Sciences' Professor Reto Gier é share information about the livelihoods that depend on charcoal and about its environmental toll. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Abandon Ebola Screening Centers Over Pay
[Independent (Kampala)] Buliisa -More than 100 health workers deployed to manage various Ebola screening centers in Bullisa district have abandoned their duty stations citing none payment. The affected include members of Village Health teams-VHTs and Health workers attached to various health facilities in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Cancer Has Weighed Down Ugandans
[Monitor] When Immaculate's husband learnt that she had been diagnosed with cancer, he abandoned her. She was five months pregnant at the time. To him, cancer was a definite death sentence and it was pointless spending on medication that would, in his view, only delay his wife's imminent death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Why Minister Wants Ban on Labia Stretching
[Monitor] The minister for Gender and Culture has warned school matrons against initiating young girls into genital elongation.Ms Peace Mutuuzo on Wednesday said government will find avenues of talking to girls, especially in primary schools, how to report the perpetrators for encouraging a practice that does not add value to their health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda's Preparedness Situation Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
[WHO] Update on Uganda's preparedness situation following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and other countries around the World (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Entebbe Airport Rolls Out Travel Assessment System
[Monitor] Passengers arriving at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda can now be checked for drug smuggling, wildlife trafficking, terrorism and Customs violations hours before their arrival following the roll out of the Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS) by the Uganda Revenue Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Shs25b Earmarked to Fight Coronavirus in Uganda As Death Toll Rises
[Monitor] Ministry of health says it has developed a Shs 25 billion preparedness plan to handle the threat of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Artificial Intelligence Helps Prevent Deaths After Childbirth
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The gadget transmits patients' data such as respiratory rate, pulse, and blood pressure to a desktop or mobile platform - algorithms detect at-risk cases and alert doctors (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Medics Using Artificial Intelligence to Prevent Deaths After Childbirth
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The gadget transmits patients' data such as respiratory rate, pulse, and blood pressure to a desktop or mobile platform - algorithms detect at-risk cases and alert doctors (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
By Wayan Vota, Director of digital health Smartphones have revolutionized the way health workers do business. Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.January 30, 2020It’s been ten years since the first truly affordablesmartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP insub-Saharan Africa.But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’sdigital healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

Uganda: Why Snoring Must Be Treated Early
[Monitor] For a long time John Mukasa would snore and chock on his own saliva. The snoring was so bad that he lost his partner. "I had not noticed that it was that uncomfortable for her," he says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Advised to Avoid Crowded Areas, Handshakes Over Coronavirus
[Monitor] Ugandans have been advised to avoid crowded areas, handshakes and maintain high hygienic standards in attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus which is believed to have originated in a market trading in wild animals in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Explains Delayed Opening of Mulago Hospital
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has attributed the delayed opening of the newly refurbished Mulago hospital to delays in installation and testing of some equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Warns Ugandans Against Travel to Epidemic-Hit Countries
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has asked the public to minimise travels to countries hit by deadly epidemics to avoid contracting and spreading the infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Sets Strict Rules for Marijuana Growing
[Monitor] Individuals and companies seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes will be required to present minimum capital of $5m (Shs18.3b) and a bank guarantee of Shs4b. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Press Statement On Yellow Fever in Moyo and Buliisa Districts in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 27 Januarry 2020:- The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of the confirmation of an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Moyo District in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Teams Dispatched to Kagadi After Case of Crimean-Congo Fever Confirmed
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Ugandan health experts have been dispatched to Kigadi district to contain an outbreak of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Dead As Yellow Fever Outbreak Is Confirmed in Northern Uganda
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of yellow fever in Northern Uganda after three people died in Moyo and Buliisa Districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Fear as Red Cross Withdraws Ebola Screening Volunteers
[Independent (Kampala)] Kisoro -Kisoro district Ebola surveillance officials are concerned about the partial withdrawal Ebola screening volunteers deployed by Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS from the Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Politics Is Failing Quarantine Against Foot and Mouth Disease
[Monitor] Leaders in the cattle corridor districts of central Uganda have said politics is likely to derail the fight against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mbarara Health Centres Lack Drugs, Say Officials
[Monitor] There is shortage of drugs at health centres in Mbarara Municipality, the residents and officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual health of adolescent girls and young women in Central Uganda: exploring perceived coercive aspects of transactional sex - Kyegombe N, Meiksin R, Wamoyi J, Heise L, Stoebenau K, Buller AM.
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Uganda are at risk of early sexual debut, unwanted pregnancy, violence, and disproportionally high HIV infection rates, driven in part by transactional sex. This paper examines the extent to which AGYW's participa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Living With Disability in the Digital Age
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Beatrice Guzu, the executive secretary of the National Council for Disability has been visually impaired (blind) all her life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Context of Violence in Adolescence Cohort (CoVAC) study: protocol for a mixed methods longitudinal study in Uganda - Devries K, Parkes J, Knight L, Allen E, Namy S, Datzberger S, Nalukenge W, Atuhaire L, Kyegombe N, Walakira E, Seeley J, Weiss HA, Naker D.
BACKGROUND: Violence exposure in adolescence is associated with a range of poor health and social outcomes, including both the perpetration and experience of violence in later intimate relationships. However, there is little longitudinal evidence on how bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Uganda: Using Smartphone Tech to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda
[Deutsche Welle] Uganda is still grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app allows women to quickly access vital health services, as well as education on antenatal care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps
(University of Texas at Austin) Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a study of wild chimpanzees in Uganda. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uganda: Diabetes Diet - Control Your Portions
[Monitor] There are two types of Diabetes. Diabetes 1 is when one's pancreas cannot produce insulin while Diabetes 2 is where the body fails to use sugar properly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions
A friendship of trust, President Kenyatta and UN Secretary General Guterres exchange notes during the UNGA 2019 in New York. Credit: PSCUBy Mukhtar OgleNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 2020 (IPS) One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an “annual temperature check” on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what’s working, and where countries need more action. As a citizen of this great count...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mukhtar Ogle Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Source Type: news

Doctors experiences on the quality of care for pesticide poisoning patients in hospitals in Kampala, Uganda: a qualitative exploration using Donabedian's model - Ssemugabo C, Nalinya S, Halage AA, Neebye RM, Musoke D, J ørs E.
BACKGROUND: Pesticides are responsible for a significant percentage of deaths globally with majority occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Deaths due to pesticide poisoning can be reduced if poisoning cases are managed optimally. However, the quality of care gi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gender differences in response to war-related trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder - a study among the Congolese refugees in Uganda - Ainamani HE, Elbert T, Olema DK, Hecker T.
BACKGROUND: The wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left indelible marks on the mental health and functioning of the Congolese civilians that sought refuge in Uganda. Even though it is clear that civilians who are exposed to potentially traumatiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Population Movement Patterns Among the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda During an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease: Results from Community Engagement in Two Districts --- Uganda, March 201
Trade and business, need for health care, visits to family, refugee support, and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drive population movement patterns among Rwanda, Uganda, and the provinces in eastern DRC that are experiencing an Ebola virus disease outbreak. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Ebola Virus Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Uganda: Non-Bagisu Living in Fear Over Forced Circumcision
[Monitor] Non -Bagisu living in Mbale Municipal Council and other areas in Bugisu Sub-region have expressed fear over the ongoing forceful circumcision. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria Antigen Shed in Breast Milk of Mothers in Region With Endemic Malaria Malaria Antigen Shed in Breast Milk of Mothers in Region With Endemic Malaria
Malaria antigen is shed in the breast milk of mothers with asymptomatic malaria who live in northeastern Uganda, where malaria is endemic, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Uganda: Public Urged to Look Out for Unbs Quality Mark On Cosmetics
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Ugandan public has been urged to be keen on the UNBS quality mark on all beauty products, in order to avoid fake and substandard cosmetics that have infiltrated the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The influence of police training programmes on police officers participation in gender based violence prevention in Uganda - Fredrick S, Betty E, Scot WW.
This study sought to investigate the influence of police training programmes on police officers participation in gender based violence prevention in Uganda. The investigation was provoked by the reportedly deteriorating performance of police officers in ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Facility Stuck With HIV Patients
[Monitor] Kasese Municipal Health Centre III has raised concern over the increasing cases of children living with HIV, who have been abandoned at the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news