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Uganda:Ekalungar Killing - Kajjansi Detectives At Case Hospital
[Monitor] Kampala -Police from Kajjansi have today recorded statements from some members of the top management of Case Hospital following the gruesome murder of their former accountant Francis Ekalungar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Moves to Regulate Free Health Camps
[Monitor] Kampala -Organisers of medical camps offering among others surgical and dental services shall have to plan for management of early and late complications including a plan for patients' referral where necessary in case of any incident, effective this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Cancer Cases Rise As Govt Launches New Machine
[Monitor] Kampala -As government commissions the new Cobalt 60 radiotherapy machines today, the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has revealed that the number of new cancer cases registered annually has shot up by 500, rising from 4,000 in 2016 to 4,500 in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Is There a Second Chance At Life for Cancer Patients?
[Monitor] At exactly 10 minutes past midnight on January 1, I gathered with the rest of my greater extended family to say a prayer of thanks to God for making us see the light of the day in the year 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Former Jinja Woman MP Ruth Owagage Is Dead
[Monitor] Former Jinja Woman Member of Parliament Ruth Owagage is dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Student With Albinism Beats Odds to Graduate at Makerere
[Monitor] Kampala -He faced many challenges, was mocked and despised in his early childhood but he stayed focused on achieving his dream as he scaled the hurdles and carried home the crown of academic excellence among proud medical students that graduated at Makerere University on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:After Meat and Fish, Let's Now Go for Tainted Fuel
[Observer] Last week opened pretty much with the unsettling news of the arrest of butchers, accused of lacing meat, fish and chicken with shelf-life-prolonging chemicals - and ended with the conviction and sentencing of six people to eight months in jail. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:How Chemicals Get to Your Plate
[Observer] Last week's crackdown on butchers and fishmongers accused of dousing their meats in inorganic salts and formalin, a preservative for dead bodies, to expand the meat's shelf life, has resurrected old questions about poor regulatory controls of farm produce. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Scientists Map Cholera Hotspots
[East African] A team of experts have mapped key cholera hotspots in Uganda, helping plan for future control interventions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda denies there is an outbreak of 'eye-bleeding fever'
Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Health Minister Moriku Off Life Support Machine
[Monitor] The condition of the ailing State Minister of Health in charge of Primary Health, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu has steadily improved, according to her husband, Dr Felix Kaducu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Shock As 9-Year-Old Dies of Strange Disease in Nakaseke
[Monitor] Nakaseke -Fresh fears of an attack by a strange disease with signs similar to the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever are fast spreading in Nakaseke District after a 9-year old girl collapsed and died at Butalangu village just about 1km from the District headquarters on Thursday evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Black Death' virus causes panic in Uganda as girl dies
A nine-year-old girl died in central Uganda with the symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which it is thought could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Meat Contaminated By Toxic Chemicals
[Deutsche Welle] Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Data Revolution Should Not Leave Women and Girls Behind
Most African farmers are women. Credit: IPSBy Jemimah NjukiOTTAWA, Canada, Jan 9 2018 (IPS)If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa. Though women in Africa are far more likely to farm than men, they are also much less likely to have secure rights to the land where they cultivate crops and they typically hold smaller plots of inferior quality.As a researcher who studies the role of gender in agriculture, I want to do my part to add...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jemimah Njuki Tags: Africa Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & In Source Type: news

Uganda:76% of Hospitals Fail to Account for Medicines - Report
[Observer] 76 percent of districts and municipal councils failed to account for over Shs 4.5 billion dispensed for health supplies and medicines in 2016/17, the auditor general's report reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Hoima Struggles With Poor Maternal Healthcare As Equipment Rust Away
[Monitor] Irene Aganyira got excited when she conceived. The 20-year-old resident of Kigorobya II village, Kigorobya subcounty in Hoima District had hoped to have her first child in May 2017. However, her trip to Kigorobya health centre IV shattered her dreams. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Is Uganda Ready for 'Test and Treat' in HIV Fight?
[Observer] In November 2015, the World Health Organization released new guidelines recommending that all people diagnosed as HIV-positive be enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART) regardless of disease stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence, patterns and risk factors for injuries among Ugandan children - Batte A, Siu GE, Tibingana B, Chimoyi A, Chimoyi L, Paichadze N, Otwombe K.
This study assessed the incidence, patterns and risk factors for injuries among children aged 0-5  years in Wakiso District, Uganda. To determine differences, chi-square a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

HIV-risk behaviors of men who perpetrate intimate partner violence in Rakai, Uganda - Mullinax M, Grilo SA, Song XS, Wagman J, Mathur S, Nalugoda F, Lutalo T, Santelli J.
Little is known about men who perpetrate IPV in communities also at risk for HIV infection. Using data from the Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS), five survey rounds were used (n = 21,157, observation from n = 10,618 men) to examine HIV risk and preventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Uganda:Inside Story of Free Yellow Fever Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women survivors and their children born of wartime sexual violence in northern Uganda - Atim T, Mazurana D, Marshak A.
This study analyses the lives of women survivors and their children born of wartim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Policing men: militarised masculinity, youth livelihoods, and security in conflict-affected northern Uganda - Tapscott R.
Relations between militaries and masculinities-and hegemonic masculinity and the state-are well-established in the literature on gender and development. However, there is less research on how militarised masculinities relate to state governance strategies.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rapid Serological Tests for HIV Ineffective in Infants Rapid Serological Tests for HIV Ineffective in Infants
Rapid serological tests do not effectively screen infants for HIV infection, according to research conducted in Uganda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Cholera hotspots found at Uganda's borders and lakes
(PLOS) Uganda is among the countries is sub-Saharan Africa where cholera remains a recurring problem, despite advances in science and technology for prevention, detection and treatment of the infectious disease. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified cholera hotspots around Uganda to help target interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human Cold Virus Killed Chimpanzees
Five healthy chimpanzees in Uganda that died following a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak in 2013 were actually killed by a common human cold virus, scientists now say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Cold Virus Killed Chimpanzees
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 -- Five healthy chimpanzees in Uganda that died following a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak in 2013 were actually killed by a common human cold virus, scientists now say. The deaths in the small chimpanzee community... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda's 'Super Beans' - an Answer to Food Insecurity?
[Deutsche Welle] "Super bean" is the catchy word for a bio-fortified variety of beans developed in Uganda. They're nutritious, grow fast and are a good basis to feed Uganda's growing population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The influence of caregiver depression on adolescent mental health outcomes: findings from refugee settlements in Uganda - Meyer SR, Steinhaus M, Bangirana C, Onyango-Mangen P, Stark L.
BACKGROUND: Family-level predictors, including caregiver depression, are considered important influences on adolescent mental health. Adolescent depression and anxiety in refugee settings is known to be a significant public health concern, yet there is ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Medical Association Head Hospitalised After Attack At His Home
[Monitor] The President of Uganda Medical Association (UMA) of doctors, Dr Ekwaro Obuku has been admitted to hospital after being attacked by suspected thugs on Wednesday night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Uganda, Kenya Carry Out New Trials in Injectable HIV Drug
[East African] Uganda and Kenya are among seven African countries carrying out large-scale clinical trials of a long-lasting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in sexually active women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 Issues that Will Shape the Health Workforce of the Future
December 19, 2017What will it take to build the ideal health workforce?There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today.That ’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many more. We each have different hopes and requirements. And our health care needs change dramatically over the course of our lives.So how do we provide health care for everyone?If we have a prayer of achieving universal health coverage, it has to start with health workers. These are the pros on the front lines of health care, the lab techs and scientists behind the scenes...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Uganda:Man Transports Pregnant Wife to Hospital in Car Boot
[Monitor] A pregnant woman on Saturday became one of the victims of the struggling health services in the country when her husband put her in the boot of a car before transporting her to Adjumani Hospital to deliver. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 19, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uganda:Premature Births - Lack of Equipment Worries Medics
[Monitor] Masaka -The increasing number of premature births is worrying medics at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:We Must Not Forget Nodding Children
[Monitor] The plight of children suffering from nodding syndrome in some districts of northern Uganda remains precarious, and efforts to give them proper care seems to be waning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Fighting HIV/Aids Requires Adequate Funding, Drugs and Condoms for Youth
[Monitor] As the fight against HIV/Aids continues both on the national and international platforms, it should be emphasised that the most effective approach is one which is strategically collective and broad-based. Government and other actors should on top of providing HIV/Aids-related services, address the root causes as well. The individual should also take a more active role because he or she is the end target. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Makerere University Seeks Funds to Research NCDs
[Monitor] Makerere University College of Health Sciences and St. Augustine International University have launched a campaign to raise money for research into non-communicable diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latent class analysis of violence against adolescents and psychosocial outcomes in refugee settings in Uganda and Rwanda - Meyer SR, Yu G, Hermosilla S, Stark L.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about violence against children in refugee camps and settlements, and the evidence-base concerning mental health outcomes of youth in refugee settings in low and middle-income countries is similarly small. Evidence is needed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda:Here Is Why Your Teens Might Need Contraceptives
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Social marketing is increasingly being embraced in dealing with public health problems which require behavioral change worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:60 Percent Ugandans Can't Get Quality Healthcare - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new study shows that six in every 10 Ugandans cannot access good services at health centres due to unavailability of medicine and neglect by medical staff. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Donor Cuts Funding for Nodding Syndrome Centre
[Monitor] Omoro -Omoro District leaders have asked government to take over the Nodding Syndrome Care Facility in Odek Sub-county, citing financial constraints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Threaten to Go On Strike Again Within 7 Days
[Observer] Doctors have threatened to go on strike again in less than seven days, just weeks after calling off their previous strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Medical Council to Probe Deaths At Mengo Hospital Camp
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is asking all those claiming to have lost relatives under unclear circumstances during the one-week October medical camp by Mengo Hospital to lodge formal complaints to enable investigations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That's why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human 'common cold' virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We ’re Finally Coming to Grips with Gender Discrimination and Inequality in the Health Workforce
December 12, 2017At last, our field is facing the facts.Looking over the program of theFourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH), held in Dublin last month, it was clear how far the field has come in collectively recognizing the importance of gender equality in the health workforce.  In Dublin, some aspect of gender was central to four of the conference sessions, and a new Gender Equity Network, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) andWomen in Global Health, made up of research, advocacy, and implementation institutions, has already begun work on a two-year plan of action.This is a far cry ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Can a GM banana solve Uganda's hunger crisis? | Alon Mwesigwa
A law paving the way for GM crops is aimed at tackling the acute food shortages faced by almost 11 million Ugandans, despite experts ’ fears over the technologyAfter an afternoon drizzle, Ephraim Muhereza carefully scouts his three-acre banana plantation in Gayaza, Wakiso district, plucking male buds from trees. This will stop his plants from catching the notoriousbanana bacterial wilt, which has destroyed many farms in Uganda.“We have been told that to reduce the spread of the wilt. We have to cut them so that bees that visit them don’t spread the disease,” he says.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alon Mwesigwa in Wakiso Tags: Food security Global development GM Farming Environment Science Society Uganda Africa World news Malnutrition Source Type: news

HIV prevention approach reduces new infections in Ugandan district
HIV prevention measures substantially reduced new HIV infections in a district of Uganda during a seven-year period. The results prove the approach can reduce new HIV infections. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:MSF Ends Its Intervention in Response to the Marburg Fever Outbreak
[MSF] Ugandan authorities have declared the end of the Marburg fever outbreak that has affected the eastern part of the country since October. MSF provided support to local authorities, in particular in case management capacity and epidemic surveillance. MSF, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and their partners have also introduced new tools which will improve case management in future haemorrhagic fever outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reducing physical violence toward primary school students with disabilities - Devries K, Kuper H, Knight L, Allen E, Kyegombe N, Banks LM, Kelly S, Naker D.
PURPOSE: We tested whether the Good School Toolkit reduces physical violence from peers and school staff toward students with and without disabilities in Ugandan primary schools. METHODS: We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial, with dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news