The effect of prenatal stress on cooperation: evidence from violent conflict in Uganda - Cecchi F, Duchoslav J.
Are preferences endogenously determined in the womb? We play a public goods game with Ugandan children born during a conflict characterised by high civilian victimisation. Children whose caregivers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reverse Engineering for SDGs
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAOBy Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta Zdanovaite Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sa Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctor Reveals Rot in Health
[Observer] Prof Anthony K. Mbonye's book; Uganda's Health Sector Through Turbulent Politics (1958-2018), serves up nearly 156 pages of a scathing critique of the ministry of Health and its officials, which makes it that much more controversial - coming from a senior medical doctor and former employee of the ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mulago, Cancer Institute Fight Over Patients Hostel
[Monitor] Kamapala -The managers of Mulago National Referral Hospital and Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) are locked in a dispute over the use of a house that Uganda Women's Health Initiative built as hostel for female cancer patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: MPs Query Inflated Lubowa Hospital Loan
[Monitor] Parliament -Lawmakers on Parliament's Committee on National Economy yesterday questioned two ministers over what they described as an inflated price for the construction of a super specialised hospital in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kabarole Leaders Grapple With Malnutrition
[Monitor] Kabarole -Authorities in Kabarole District are grappling with rampant cases of malnutrition among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Stray Dogs Stop Buwama Medicals Workers From Night Duties
[Monitor] Mpigi -Health workers on night shifts at Buwama Health Centre III, in Mpigi District are blaming their perennial absence from night duty on stray dogs that scare them away. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Mental Health Charity Strongminds Is Disrupting Depression In Africa
Strongminds is a charitable organization that is treating depression at scale in Uganda, focusing particularly on women. Inspired by the inventiveness of their solution, I reached out to Strongminds founder Sean Mayberry and program director Kari Frame. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Davide Banis, Contributor Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt, Uhrc Investigate Caning of Nursing Students
[Monitor] Bushenyi -Investigations into caning of nursing students at Ishaka Adventist Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery have been completed and findings will be released this week, a health ministry official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Opens Cancer Centre in Arua
[Monitor] Arua -Ms Neria Driwaru, 70, a resident of Awupi Village in Ayivuni Sub-county in Arua District, has since 2015 been living with cancer of the liver. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Heart Treatment and its Massive Potential
[Observer] There are approximately 1.5 million babies born in Uganda every year. That isn't news since Uganda has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Allays Ebola Fears After 13 Isolated
[East African] Uganda's Health ministry on Wednesday said there is no Ebola case in the country after blood tests from a man suspected to have died of the haemorrhagic fever was found to be negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: My Friends Said It Was Okay to Have Sex but I Ended Up Pregnant in Primary School
[UNFPA] Iganga District, Uganda -"It was a mistake! Getting married early robbed me of everything," Naiga Zaina*, 14, says about the encounter that led to her early pregnancy, which she now wishes had never happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Stop Open Defecation, Urination to Minimise Spread of Bilharzia
[Monitor] The Daily Monitor of February 5, carried a story titled, 'Ntungamo authorities raise concern over open defecation'. In the story, the authorities were concerned about sections of the town's streets and drainage channels being littered with human faeces. We should note that open disposal of faeces and urine goes beyond Ntungamo. In many parts of Uganda, there is visible evidence of human excreta in several channels and street corners, which eventually wash down into water bodies and this has ramifications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Collective Effort Needed to Fight Female Genital Mutilation Now
[Observer] The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is commemorated every year on February 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Youth Petition Health Committee to Improve Reproductive Services
[Monitor] Kampala -The youth spearheaded by Kabale youth councillor, Ms Catherine Kyomugisha, have petitioned the Parliamentary Health committee to improve the sexual and reproductive health services in order to make them accessible to the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Verbal autopsies capture more accurate burden of disease in Uganda
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate data about the number and causes of deaths in rural Uganda than current health facility surveillance methods, researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and in-country partners found. PLOS ONE published the results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Uganda Health Workers Respond Swiftly to a Suspected Ebola Death
[WHO] Ugandan health workers have yet again acted with swiftness to respond to a suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the body repatriated to Uganda by relatives for burial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-war stigma, violence and 'kony children': the responsibility to protect children born in Lord's Resistance Army captivity in Northern Uganda - Denov M, Lakor AA.
The R2P framework underscores the responsibility to protect populations caught up in the maelstrom of war and armed conflict, and as such, holds relevance for children born of conflict-related sexual violence. This paper explores the role and framework of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: All Medics to Be Immunised Against Hepatitis B - Health Ministry
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has issued a directive to all health facilities to have their medical personnel immunised against the Hepatitis B disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: What Uganda Can Learn From Thailand's Medical Tourism
[Monitor] Medical tourism is the new trend in health care. Thailand, for instance, has made strides in improving its medical tourism scene, positioning herself among the top medical tourism destinations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Surgery
[Monitor] A Kenya hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Hospital Forced to Refund Money After Patient Dies
[Monitor] Masindi -The authorities at Masindi Hospital were on Tuesday forced to refund money to the family of a patient, who they had referred to Mulago Referral Hospital, but later died at the their premises. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patterns of traumatic brain injury and six-month neuropsychological outcomes in Uganda - Bangirana P, Giordani B, Kobusingye O, Murungyi L, Mock C, John CC, Idro R.
This study characterized patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the associated six-month neuropsychologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Uganda: FGM Resurgence - There Is Need to Change Social Norms and Beliefs
[Monitor] Media reports have been awash with stories about the resurgence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Sebei sub-region, with the highest number of victims reported coming from Kween District. Unconfirmed estimates have put the number of those mutilated at nearly 400. The nation is visibly shocked because many thought the practice was a thing of the past. To many observers, it may seem like after the enactment of the FGM Act in 2010, FGM ended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Speaker Kadaga, Queen Abenakyo Urge Students to Avoid Early Sex
[Monitor] The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo have embarked on a joint tour aimed at boosting education of girl child mostly in Busoga region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Namutumba Starts Construction of Health Centre III
[Monitor] Residents of Kagulu Sub-county in Namutumba District can breathe a sigh of relief after the long-awaited construction of their Health Centre III started last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Naro Scientists Invent Vaccines to Eliminate Ticks
[Monitor] Kampala -A team of researchers at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) have developed three anti- tick vaccines that they say will help farmers "do away with frequent spraying" of cattle with acaricides. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Let's Join Fight Against Cancer
[Monitor] World Cancer Day is celebrated every February 4. It is a day when organisations and people around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. These cells can begin to grow from any part of the body such as liver, kidney, pancrease, lungs, cervix, prostate gland, eyes, mouth, and breast, among others. An estimated 9.5 million people worldwide were expected to die from cancer in 2018 - about 26, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Film Production Company Embarks On Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease
[Monitor] Worldwide, the burden of Sickle Cell disease has not been amply addressed. Uganda has the 5th highest burden, a situation aggravated by limited and inaccessible formal social support structures to aid patients and families to cope better with the psychosocial burden of sickle cell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 90 Boxes of Drugs Disappear From Kabarole Health Centre
[Monitor] Kabarole -The State House health monitoring unit has discovered a total of 90 boxes of drugs supplied by the National Medical Stores missing from Kasenda Health Centre III in Kabarole District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Surveillance System Effectively Detects, Follows Up Suspected Ebola Case
[WHO] Uganda's disease surveillance system was recently put to a rigorous test when two people, contacts of confirmed Ebola Virus Disease cases in DRC crossed into the country through Kasindi Point of Entry (PoE) on 20th January 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Should Address Blood Crisis Urgently
[Monitor] Various hospitals and health centres across the country have been hit by blood shortages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mother Loses Six Babies After Birth
[Monitor] Kampala -A 24-year-old woman is mourning the death of her six newly born babies who passed on yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Unveils Shs2 Trillion Refugee Health Response Plan
[Monitor] The government of Uganda has unveiled a $583.3m (Shs2.1 trillion) health sector response plan for the refugees in the country and host communities, targeting at least eight million people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Masindi Hospital Also Hit By Blood Shortage
[Observer] Masindi hospital has joined the long list of the country's health facilities currently hit by blood shortages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Blood Shortage Hits Health Facilities
[Monitor] Countrywide -Blood shortage has continued to paralyse operations in many hospitals across the country, forcing health workers to suspend some procedures that require blood transfusion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Intervention to Protect More Ugandans From Malaria
[Uganda Ministry of Health] The Government of Uganda and Government of Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Larval Source Management (LSM) in a bid to boost Malaria control initiatives in the country.This is premised on the background that Ministry of Health is promoting the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) approach to complement the existing interventions towards reduction of Malaria transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Heart Institute Threatened With Eviction
[Observer] The Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) is facing eviction from Mulago hospital premises. The centre is now in dire need of Shs 256 billion to construct its own facility within Kampala city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Launches Healthcare Plan for Refugees
[Monitor] Kampala -Government has launched the Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan to cater for refugees and the host communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Shortage of Space Limiting Heart Operation At Mulago
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) has said shortage of working space has curtailed doctors' ability to treat heart patients and many cases remain waiting in the queue daily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Sex Workers Accuse Youth of Demanding Unprotected Sex
[Monitor] Sex workers at Kasensero Landing Site in Kyotera District have disclosed they are receiving cases of teenagers demanding unprotected sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

QBI fellowship fosters curiosity and perseverance for women scientists
Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa, the first recipient of QBI ’s Scholarship for Women from Developing Nations in Biosciences, spent a year at UCSF in which her perseverance in the sciences was tested. She recently returned to her home country of Uganda more ready than ever to tackle big questions about HIV. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - January 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Issues Warning Over Ebola Outbreak Across East Africa
[East African] East African countries are working on measures to prevent Ebola virus outbreaks across borders after the World Health Organisation issued a warning of the virus spreading from Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: When Electricity Means Life or Death for Hospital Patients
[allAfrica] Electricity is considered a luxury in parts of Africa. When it comes to its supply in public health facilities however, it can mean life or death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Herbal Aphrodisiacs Are Tainted With Viagra
[Deutsche Welle] More than half of the herbal remedies sold in Kampala to treat erection problems contain the drug Viagra, often at dangerous levels, warns Uganda's National Drug Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

British traveller's swollen forehead turns out to be MAGGOTS
Doctors at a hospital in York found the shooting pains and swelling near a female patient's hairline were caused not by an insect bite but by maggots living under her skin after a trip to Uganda. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: New Wave of Female Genital Mutilation in Targets Married Women
[This is Africa] A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Wave of Female Genital Mutilation Targets Married Women
[This is Africa] A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Plans to Upgrade 200 Health Centre IIs
[Monitor] Kampala -Government is set to upgrade 206 health centre (HC) 11s to health centre 111s countrywide to improve service delivery at local government level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news