Uganda: Buikwe Leaders Stuck With Teenage Pregnancies as Numbers Surge
[Monitor] Buikwe District is grappling with a surge in teenage mothers with authorities stuck on how to manage the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Covid Trash Isn't Always Dangerous. Not Everyone Got the Memo.
Overblown fears that the coronavirus could be transmitted through surfaces have created a stigma around handling nonhazardous trash, experts say. Some recyclable waste has been junked or burned. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Ives Tags: Waste Materials and Disposal Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Vaccination and Immunization Third World and Developing Countries Brazil Indonesia Uganda Bangladesh Recycling of Waste Materials Source Type: news

Uganda: Abortion Cases Among Adolescents Raise Queries
[Monitor] In February 2020, 18-year-old Juliet*, a resident of Busiu Town Council in Mbale District, was admitted to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital with severe post-abortion effects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Unveils Plan to Tackle Surging Sickle Cell Cases
[Monitor] Government has come up with measures it says will reduce surge in sickle cell cases in Busoga Sub-region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Extends Vaccination Campaign to Bars, Theaters
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda is scaling up coronavirus vaccinations with the arrival of another 1.6 million doses from the United States. But with many Ugandans still reluctant to get the shot, the Ministry of Health has taken the unusual move of reaching out to people at bars and entertainment venues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Nmg - Uganda Partners With Uganda Cancer Institute
[Monitor] The Nation Media Group Uganda has partnered with, Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) and Uganda Child Cancer Foundation to create a positive impact in lives of children battling cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Why Govt Has Delayed to Roll Out Moderna
[Monitor] Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are still in the government stores 16 days after the government received the consignment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Schools Will Re-Open in January 2022 - Museveni
[Independent (Kampala)] Entebbe, Uganda -- Primary and secondary schools will re-open next year after 4.8 million people in priority and vulnerable groups are fully vaccinated. That includes teachers and 330,000 students aged 18 years and above. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: What Some Ugandans Expect From Museveni Address On Covid Situation
[Monitor] As Ugandans await President Museveni's address on the Covid-19 situation in the country this evening, Daily Monitor talked to some people on their expectations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda's Emergency Care Needs Life Support
[Independent (Kampala)] Global Press Journal -- Around 1:40 a.m. on April 6, Richard Kabunga was walking home from a friend's housewarming party when he found a man lying unconscious outside a bar in his neighborhood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Rejects Sex Workers, Drunks As Blood Donors
[Monitor] Uganda Blood Transfusion Services has said it no longer accepts blood from drunkards and donors with multiple sexual partners to avoid incurring losses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 500 Kamwenge Residents Battle Leg Swelling Disease
[Monitor] At least 500 Kamwenge District residents are at various stages of battling podoconiosis, a disease similar to, but clinically distinct, from elephantiasis. This data covers the past 10 years, health officials said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Reopening Schools - Govt to Vaccinate 310,000 Students
[Monitor] Up to 310,000 students in tertiary institutions will be vaccinated to pave way for the reopening of schools as Cabinet makes a final decision on the prolonged lockdown today, sources in government revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Launches 3rd Edition of National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response
[WHO-AFRO] Kampala -- Uganda launched the Third Edition of the National Guidelines for Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response (IDSR) at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. The third edition highlights new methods of disease detection, reporting, and provision of real-time surveillance data using new technologies and platforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ugandan adolescents' descriptive gender stereotypes about domestic and recreational activities, and attitudes about women - Farago F, Eggum-Wilkens ND, Zhang L.
In Eastern Uganda, 201 adolescents aged 11- to 17-years old (48% girls; Mage = 14.62) answered close- and open-ended questions about gender stereotypes of domestic and recreational activities and gender-role attitudes about women's behavior, rights, and ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry to Introduce HPV Vaccine at 5 Years
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- The Ministry of Health is planning to reduce the age at which girls get the Human Papilloma Vaccines which protects against cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Best, Worst Districts in Vaccine Uptake Named
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has named Jinja, Kyotera, Rukiga, Sheema, and Rukingiri as the best districts in vaccine uptake following the commencement of the exercise on March 10. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Activists Start Campaign to Regulate Processed Fats
[Monitor] Health activists under their umbrella, Uganda National Health Consumers' Organisation, (UNHCO) Thursday started a campaign "to get the country on track to regulate and replace the use and consumption of industrially-processed fats also known as trans-fats." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Second East African Variant: A.23.1
A new and unusual variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been found in Africa. First detected in Uganda as early as October 2020, the A.23.1 variant is now found in at least 26 other countries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Client-perpetrated gender-based violence among female sex workers in conflict-affected Northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study - Ouma S, Ndejjo R, Abbo C, Tumwesigye NM.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and associated factors of client-perpetrated gender-based violence among female sex workers in conflict-affected Northern Uganda. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among female sex worker... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Uganda: Why TB Goes Undiagnosed
[Independent (Kampala)] Early diagnosis is crucial for the effective management of any disease. In Africa, this is not always possible which affects the ability of countries to bring diseases under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Repeat Adolescent Births Worrying - Study
[Observer] A recent research has issued grim warnings about the wellbeing of thousands of girls in Uganda, as repeat adolescent births fail to drop in nearly three decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Safety Turns Into a Lottery At Uganda's Ailing Health Sector
[Monitor] A ntenyi Namukwaya checked herself into St Kizito Health Centre Health Centre III, in Wakiso District to give birth. She was accompanied to hospital by her step-daughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen Demonstrated Robust and Durable Immune Response in Adults and Children in Data Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 13, 2021 – Data from two papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), generated robust humoral (antibody) immune responses in adults and children (ages 1-17) with the immune responses persisting in adults for at least two years. The data also showed that booster vaccination with Ad26.ZEBOV, administered to adults two years after the initial vaccination, induced a strong anamnestic (immune) response within seven days. These findings support the p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is cohabitation as a form of union formation a licence to intimate partner physical violence in Uganda? - Lwanga C, Kalule-Sabiti I, Fuseini K, Wandera SO, Mangombe K, Maniragaba F.
The study examined the argument that cohabitation as a form of union increases physical violence victimization among women. The study's aim was to assess the association between physical violence and other socio-demographic factors that influence physical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Rwanda: Regional Tourism Body Mulls New Campaign to Revive Covid-19 Hit Sector
[New Times] The Kigali-based East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) will on Wednesday, September 15, launch a three-month campaign dubbed "Tembea Nyumbani", in four East African Community (EAC) partner states - Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, in a new bid to spur regional tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Jinja Nursing School to Scrap Male Admissions Over Lack of Hostel
[Monitor] Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery management has announced plans to scrap the admission of male students due the institution's lack of a boys' hostel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Drop Despite Third Wave Threats
[Monitor] The reported number of Covid-19 cases in the country has dropped by 10 percent in the last seven days despite reports of the spike in infections in a few districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Entebbe Hospital Gets Shs250 Icu Equipment
[Monitor] The Medical Research Council (MRC) has donated an assortment of medical equipment worth Shs250m to Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Entebbe Hospital Gets Shs250 Million ICU Equipment
[Monitor] The Medical Research Council (MRC) has donated an assortment of medical equipment worth Shs250m to Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 697 Travellers Test Positive for Covid
[Monitor] The government has revealed that up to 697 cases of Covid-19 infections have been detected among travellers entering through Entebbe International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Teenage Pregnancies Surge in Busoga
[Monitor] The increasing number of teenage pregnancies in some parts of Busoga sub-region has been attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report released by Marie Stopes Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Receives 647,000 Doses of Moderna Covid-19 Doses From U.S.
[Monitor] A consignment of up to 647,080 doses of the American-made Moderna Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Uganda on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Eases Covid Restriction On Travellers From Uganda
[Monitor] Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has confirmed that the government of Rwanda has reduced the mandatory quarantine for passengers from Uganda to one day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

War and reintegration for girls and young women in northern Uganda: a scoping review - Savard M, Michaelsen S.
BACKGROUND: During the civil war in northern Uganda (1986-2006), thousands of girls were abducted into rebel and government forces. Most of the females who were not abducted lived in abhorrent conditions in camps for internally displaced people (IDP). As t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Regional heterogeneity in violence and individual characteristics associated with recent transactional sex among Ugandan girls and young women: a national and regional analysis of data from the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey - Stamatakis C, Howard A, Chiang L, Massetti GM, Apondi R, Stoebenau K, Hegle J, Wasula L, Patel P.
This study assessed associations between recent transactional sex (TS) and potential determinants and variations in patterns across two geographic regions with high HIV burden compared to the rest of Uganda, among adolescent girls and young wom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: How Art Is Rallying Ugandans Against Covid-19
[Monitor] Elvis Elasu, alias Levy, is a visual artist and a popping dancer. Prior to the global pandemic, Elasu, who is also the proprietor of the Jinja-based dance crew 'Street Dance Force', had scheduled a couple of performances to showcase his dance piece on teenage marriages dubbed Sukaali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Missing voices: older people's perspectives on being abused in Uganda - Wamara CK, Bennich M, Strandberg T.
Abuse of older people is a major challenge for people who are aging. Studies into older people's perspectives on abuse focus mainly on developed countries, while the views of those in sub-Saharan Africa remain largely unheard in social research. To address... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Uganda: Nursing Schools Need More Regulation
[Monitor] Globally, nurses and midwives are the backbone of every healthcare system and spend most of their time with the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Museveni to Launch War Against Malaria
[Monitor] President Museveni has vowed to launch a full war against mosquitoes and malaria saying the focus has been on curative side and not so much on prevention and elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Teachers Rush for Covid-19 Vaccination
[Monitor] Schools across the country have expressed readiness to reopen for learners after the government announced plans for reopening this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ura Releases 162 Covid Vehicles Held Over Taxes
[Monitor] The noise surrounding the whereabouts of double-cabins bought using Covid-19 donations, ceased after the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), finally released 162 vehicles out of the procured 282. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Social Media Addiction Increases Risk of Developing Mental Health - Experts
[Monitor] A study done by the American Journal of Epistemology found the link between mental health and social media lies in the lack of in person interactions. More often than not, millennials communicate online rather than in person, through not just messages, but also pictures, videos, comments, and likes, particularly on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: All Covid-19 Vaccines in Kenya Are Genuine and Safe, State Says
[Nation] The government has refuted claims of the existence of fake Covid-19 vaccines in the country allegedly brought in from Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid - Drone-Based Sample Collection Undergoes Trial
[Monitor] Public health officials in Adjumani District are pushing forward with plans for a trial run of an idea in which Covid-19 samples are collected for analysis and dispatched using drones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Procuring Anticancer Drugs: Lessons From Uganda Procuring Anticancer Drugs: Lessons From Uganda
Dr David Kerr discusses a recent article on the procurement of anticancer drugs and the potential to improve access to these essential cancer medicines.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Uganda: Can a Breastfeeding Woman Become Pregnant With Twins?
[Monitor] Dr is it true that if one is breastfeeding and gets pregnant she will get twins? Kubingi Ayolekerwa (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Evidence-Based Benefits of Eating Fish
[Monitor] Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet. It's loaded with important nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D. Fish is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ease Nursing Crisis By Reviewing Healthworkers' Act
[Monitor] Globally, the nursing profession is in a crisis as the shortage of nurses and midwives escalates each year. But this has even worsened with the outbreak of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Delivers Four Boat Ambulances to Islands
[Monitor] Government has delivered at least four of fourteen boat ambulances in a bid to ease access to medical care amongst people living on the islands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news