Uganda: Ebola Scare Rocks Hoima
[Monitor] There was tension in Hoima District on Thursday evening after a 31-year-old Boda boda cyclist died with symptoms similar to those of Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sort Out Cancer Drug Stockout to Save Lives
[Monitor] On Tuesday, it emerged that the Ugandan Cancer Institute (UCI), is going through a drug stockout of crisis proportions. Apparently, a consignment of cancer drugs is being held at Entebbe International Airport pending clearance by the National Drug Authority (NDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Patients Still Waiting for Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has run out of essential drugs and cancer patients have been told to wait a little longer for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Bad Feeding Making Rich Ugandans Sick - Experts
[Monitor] Kampala -The increasing cases of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases among Ugandans are a result of bad feeding and malnutrition, nutrition experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fake News, Real Consequences - What Happens After Headlines About False HIV 'Cures'
[Bhekisisa] A company touted a fake "potential HIV cure". Now, it admits its "trial" wasn't registered& it can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Campaign to Raise U.S.$2.6 Million for HIV Fight Launched
[Monitor] More than 20 health workers and manufacturers have launched a campaign to raise Shs10b for HIV/AIDS treatment and national wide sensitization programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: School Fire Victims Transferred to Nsambya, Mbarara Hospitals Over Deteriorating Health Condition
[Monitor] An emergency meeting held at St Bernard's Mannya Secondary school in Rakai District where fire gutted a senior three boys' dormitory last Sunday has resolved that students whose condition had worsened should be transferred to Nsambya hospital in Kampala and Mbarara hospital in western Uganda for better treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Abattoir Odour Triggers Protests From Residents
[Monitor] Masaka -A section of residents in Kirumba Village, Katwe/Butego Division, Masaka Municipality, who are neighbouring the district abattoir, have asked authorities to close the facility for operating under filthy conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: IGG Goes After Officials for Selling Health Centre Land
[Monitor] Mubende -The deputy Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Mariam Wangadya, has directed Mubende District officials to take disciplinary action against three of their staff implicated in giving away a piece of land belonging to a health centre without following proper procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO, Ministry Train Health Workers On Compassionate Use of Ebola Vaccine
[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola Vaccination Kicks Off in Rwenzori Sub-Region
[Monitor] Vaccination of all health workers against the deadly Ebola disease has kicked off in the Rwenzori Sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Indian Surgeon to Conduct Children's Heart Clinic in Kampala
[Monitor] Renowned Indian cardiologist Mr Suresh Rao, who is also the director of Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital& Medical Research Institute, Mumbai will on November 15th and 16th conduct a children's heart clinic at the Le Memorial Hospital off the Munyonyo section of the Entebbe Expressway. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Readies to Stave Off Ebola Along DRC Border
[VOA] In Uganda, officials have stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has infected 319 people in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo since August, killing 198. The border between the countries remains open, and health experts fear the virus will enter Uganda through the cross-border traffic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Recruits Women for New Trial in Injectable HIV Drug
[East African] Uganda has started recruiting women for a clinical trial of a long-lasting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Locals Decry Poor Hygiene At Yumbe Health Centre
[Monitor] Yumbe -Residents of Romogi Sub-county in Yumbe District have expressed disapproval of the sanitation and hygiene standards at Barakala Health Centre lll. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Hit By Dentists' Shortage
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has only 320 dentists licenced to practice in the country, resulting in a manpower shortage that the Uganda Dental Association (UDA) attributes to limited training institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Congo, Ebola outbreak and war spread fear to neighboring nations
Uganda is vaccinating against the Ebola virus spreading in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the outbreak fueled by conflict has left at least 189 people dead. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Frontline Workers Vaccinated in Bid to Halt Spread of Deadly Ebola
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Vaccinates Front-Line Health-Workers Against Ebola
[WHO] Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) has started vaccinating frontline health workers against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The exercise has begun today in Ntoroko district and will initially be implemented in the five high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Vaccinate Health Workers Amid Contagion Fears Along DRC Border
[RFI] Uganda planned to start vaccinating some of its health workers against Ebola on Wednesday, making it in the first country in the world to give the vaccine without experiencing an active outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics
Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a frontier district near the outbreak in Congo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UCLA team helps create facility for Ugandan women who suffered childbirth injuries
Imagine experiencing obstructed labor while giving birth in a remote African village with no medical help available. Chances are the baby will die and the woman will suffer an obstetric fistula, a tear between the bladder and rectum that results in constant leakage of urine and sometimes stool. Left untreated, the woman faces a lifetime of social ostracization.Fistulas are rare in developed nations where cesarean sections are available. But the World Health Organization estimates that in the east African country of Uganda about 200,000 women are living with fistulas, and that about 2,000 new cases occur annually.But with t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uganda:Vote for Malaria Consortium in the 2018 Charity Film Awards
[Malaria Consortium] A film documenting Malaria Consortium's iCCM-MaCS project in southern Uganda has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. It is the latest in a line of Malaria Consortium films to be submitted to the awards, and underlines the power of film in communicating the success of our programmes in fighting communicable diseases and improving child and maternal health in vulnerable populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Vote for Malaria Consortium in the 2018 Charity Film Awards
[Malaria Consortium] A film documenting Malaria Consortium's iCCM-MaCS project in southern Uganda has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. It is the latest in a line of Malaria Consortium films to be submitted to the awards, and underlines the power of film in communicating the success of our programmes in fighting communicable diseases and improving child and maternal health in vulnerable populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Blood Pressure, Cancer Drug Prices Inflated - Heart Institute
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) has said majority of patients suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) die prematurely because pharmacies inflate prices of the recommended drugs making them unaffordable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Blood Pressure, Cancer Drug Prices Inflated - Heart Institute
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) has said majority of patients suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) die prematurely because pharmacies inflate prices of the recommended drugs making them unaffordable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Spat Between Judiciary, Land Probe Healthy
[Monitor] Justice Catherine Bamugemereire last week touched off a spat between the Judiciary and the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters that she chairs by accusing some judges of making questionable judgments on land matters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Spat Between Judiciary, Land Probe Healthy
[Monitor] Justice Catherine Bamugemereire last week touched off a spat between the Judiciary and the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters that she chairs by accusing some judges of making questionable judgments on land matters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Joan Nalubega (21) Makes Mosquito-Repellent Soap to Combat Malaria
[This is Africa] Having frequently suffered from malaria as a child, Joan Nalubega, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uganics, was inspired to create a venture that would tackle the disease that accounts for 20% of Uganda's hospital deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Joan Nalubega (21) Makes Mosquito-Repellent Soap to Combat Malaria
[This is Africa] Having frequently suffered from malaria as a child, Joan Nalubega, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uganics, was inspired to create a venture that would tackle the disease that accounts for 20% of Uganda's hospital deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Govt to Deploy Ebola Vaccine to Health Workers on DRC Border
[VOA] Uganda will begin administering the experimental Ebola vaccine to approximately 2,000 health care and front-line workers along its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, the Ministry of Health said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Africa:Ugandan Govt Starts Ebola Vaccinations
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda will today, and for the very first time, start vaccination against the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) as a preventive measure against the disease that has ravaged neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda to Deploy Ebola Vaccine to Border Points
[East African] Uganda has announced that it will deploy an Ebola vaccine even though there is no outbreak of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Back Door Abortions on The Rise in Kampala
[Monitor] In a competitive environment, how you present yourself to customers determines your business survival. And that's exactly what 'Dr Gift', despite advertising an illegal service - which he called legal - did. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears
Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic fever could spread from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling an outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever
[East African] Ugandan health authorities have confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever on its border with DR Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:300 Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors Get Donations
[Monitor] Kampala -About 345 breast cancer patients and survivors at Uganda Cancer Institute in Mulago have received physical and psycho-social support from Jubilee Insurance Company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Names Best, Worst Hospitals
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has named districts and hospitals with the best health service delivery in the Financial Year 2017/2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Monitor Donates to Cancer Care Home
[Monitor] Kampala -Monitor Publications Limited has donated mattresses, mosquito nets and blankets to Kiota Kona home for cancer patients in Kawempe as part of the company's corporate social responsibility programme during the cancer awareness campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Questions High Rate of C-Section Births
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health ministry has raised questions on whether the marked increase in delivery of babies by caesarean at private-for-profit and private-not-for-profit hospitals is commercially-motivated or out of medical necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Questions High Rate of C-Section Births
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health ministry has raised questions on whether the marked increase in delivery of babies by caesarean at private-for-profit and private-not-for-profit hospitals is commercially-motivated or out of medical necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Why It Takes a Degree of Insanity to Be a Surgeon At Mulago Hospital
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Ebola Strikes As 260 Die At Uganda Border
[Monitor] Kampala -Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the Ebola scare at the Uganda-DR Congo border after receiving information that at least 257 people had died of the haemorrhagic fever by Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola deaths hit 170 with children dying at an 'unprecedented rate'
Some 267 cases have been recorded as authorities warn of a 'second wave' in the town of Beni, which is near the Uganda border and is where the outbreak started. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:I Suffer Dizzy Spells When I Get an Erection
[Monitor] I am 19 years old but lately whenever I get an erection, my heart pumps very fast. I also sweat and feel so dizzy that I have to lie down to feel better. My blood pressure, and sugar levels were checked and were found to be normal. I have also checked for infections but everything is normal. Will I have children? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Why a Family Planning Method May Fail
[Monitor] About 53 per cent of unplanned pregnancies occur among women using contraceptives. Dr Susan Atuhaire, a gynaecologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital, says most of these methods will fail if someone does not follow the instructions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Why a Family Planning Method May Fail
[Monitor] About 53 per cent of unplanned pregnancies occur among women using contraceptives. Dr Susan Atuhaire, a gynaecologist at Mulago National Referral Hospital, says most of these methods will fail if someone does not follow the instructions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Mental Illness Eating Up Our Students
[Monitor] The rate at which students are involved in dubious and atrocious acts in the recent past may be an alarm sounding so loud about the need for our education system to address emotional and psychosocial issues. In July for example, a Senior Two student of Nyaruhanga High School in Rubanda District was killed by fellow students over a missing school bag when students of Rubanda High School stormed the deceased's school, accusing him of stealing the bag (source:URN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Experts Advise On Taming Cancer From Grain Moulds
[Monitor] Kampala -The ministry of Agriculture and Makerere University have warned of rising cases of crops being contaminated with poisonous fungi or moulds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and current modern contraceptive use among married women in Uganda: a cross-sectional study - Wandera SO, Kwagala B, Odimegwu C.
INTRODUCTION: This paper examined the relationship between Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and current modern contraceptive use (MCU) among married women in Uganda. METHODS: We used the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) data, selecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news