IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Needs 5,000 Pharmacists - Experts
[Monitor] Uganda needs at least 5,000 pharmacists for both the private and government sectors to effectively serve the population, experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with major depressive disorder in children and adolescents at the Uganda Cancer Institute - Akimana B, Abbo C, Balagadde-Kambugu J, Nakimuli-Mpungu E.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and factors associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) among adults with cancer have been documented in the scientific literature. However, this data is limited among children and adolescents with cancer; especially in low r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Aar Clinics Close Over Doctors' Strike
[Monitor] Kampala -At least eight out of the 11 private clinics operating under the Africa Air Rescue (AAR) Healthcare Uganda, have been closed since last Friday after doctors went on strike, protesting low salaries compared to their counterparts in other private and public hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: The Nation Remembers AIDS Victims
[VOA] Uganda is marking International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day with activities to remember the estimated 2 million Ugandans who have died of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Some Generic Drugs Could Do More Harm Than Good
For the 16 years that Dr. Brian Westerberg, a Canadian surgeon, worked volunteer missions at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, scarcity was the norm. The patients usually exceeded the 1,500 allotted beds. Running water was once cut off when the debt-ridden hospital was unable to pay its bills. On some of his early trips, Westerberg even brought over drugs from Canada in order to treat patients. But as low-cost generics made in India and China became widely available through Uganda’s government and international aid agencies in the early 2000s, it seemed at first like the supply issue had been ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Eban Tags: Uncategorized generic drugs medication medicine Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Pays U.S.$159,000 for Marijuana Seeds, Soils
[Citizen] Kampala -As Cabinet debates the health and financial merits of marijuana, it has emerged that Uganda has been importing tonnes of fertilised weed seeds and potting soils, worth billions of shillings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Stigma to Blame for High HIV/Aids Deaths
[Monitor] Kampala -The continued stigma against people living with HIV/aids is responsible for high numbers of the scourge-related deaths despite the introduction of antiretroviral therapy drugs that enable patients to live longer and normally, a senior specialists has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: How Your Diet, Lifestyle Can Lead You to the Grave
[Monitor] Lukia Mutesi felt weak, sweated profusely, lost hair and her skin began peeling. She wondered what was ailing her. Scared that she could be having HIV/Aids, she feared to go to a health facility. Her husband abandoned her and found another woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Pathologists Warn Hospitals On 'Fake' Cancer Samples
[Monitor] Kampala -Clinicians in hospitals across the country are mishandling the samples from the cancer patients, which has led to wrong tests and diagnosis by pathologists, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctors Decry Heavy Workload, Shortages in Public Hospitals
[Monitor] Kampala -Specialist medical doctors from different fields such as paediatrics, oncology and neurosurgery have asked government to attract and train more staff to lighten their workload. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kabaka Injects Shs494m to End Sickle Cell Disease
[Monitor] The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has injected shs494m in Sickle cell prevention and treatment campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kamuli Registers 7,000 Teenage Mothers in 2018
[Monitor] Kamuli -The recently released Kamuli District Annual Deliveries Report shows that of 35,509 deliveries in 2018, 7,070 were deliveries by teenage mothers, Mr Moses Lyagoba, the assistant district health officer in-charge of maternal child health, said last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Oxygen Crisis Hits Mbarara Hospital
[Observer] Five people have reportedly lost their lives at Mbarara regional referral hospital due to lack of oxygen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Minister, Official Clash Over Vaccination Fees
[Monitor] Rakai -State minister for Animal Husbandry Joy Kabatsi has clashed with Rakai District veterinary officer Erias Kizito Nsubuga over the livestock vaccination fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Battle On Maternal Mortality Yet to Be Won
[Monitor] While they are supposed to be thrilled, mothers in Uganda are instead still terrified by what will happen to them during and after delivery owing to the inefficiencies in maternal health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: HIV Infection Rate in Lira Drops
[Monitor] Lira -The HIV infection rate in Lira District has dropped by 1.8 per cent between 2014 and 2019, from 8.9 per cent to 7.1 per cent, according to new estimates from the district health department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Heart Patients Dying Due to Delayed Surgery
[Monitor] Kampala -With her feet swollen, struggling to breathe and suffers constant chest pain, Kalista Nakalembe, 2, was months old when Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) in 2017 detected that she had a heart defect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ebola - Uganda At Risk As Congo Flares Up
[Monitor] Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is flaring up again, with a surge in violence that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Fake Family Planning Pills Found On Market
[Monitor] Kampala -Sexually active women using Postinor-2, an emergency contraceptive pill, are at risk of getting pregnant following the fake pill that has hit the market, government has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stress and positive attitudes towards violent discipline are associated with school violence by Ugandan teachers - Ssenyonga J, Hermenau K, Nkuba M, Hecker T.
BACKGROUND: Globally, the use of violent discipline methods by teachers to manage child behavior is still highly prevalent despite enactment of laws that prohibit school violence. In the case of Uganda there is a dearth of accurate prevalence statistics on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Only 5 Ambulances Serve Over 1m Residents in Acholi
[Monitor] Gulu -Only five ambulances serve a population of more than 1.68 million people in Acholi sub-region in case of emergencies, Daily Monitor has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Lack Skills to Handle Cancer, Diabetes - Survey
[Monitor] Kampala -Many workers in health centre IIIs and IVs cannot diagnose or treat non-communicable diseases, a survey has indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60%
(Bocconi University) Acknowledging 75% of the crop to tenants in crop-sharing contracts, instead of the customary 50%, can boost agricultural productivity and income levels in developing countries. In a field experiment in Uganda, Bocconi University's Selim Gulesci and colleagues found that, introducing the new sharing rules, output is 60% higher and tenants' income increases by 140%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 20 Firms Seek to Plant Marijuana, Government Stuck
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is stuck with 20 bids from companies and individuals competing to secure government clearance to grow and export marijuana for medical purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kagadi in Ebola Scare As One Dies
[Monitor] Kagadi -Kagadi District is on high alert following the death of a suspected Ebola patient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Malaria Drug Introduced in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -Scientists have developed a new anti-malaria drug to boost the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Launches the National Tobacco Control Committee
[WHO] Kampala 26 April 2019: - The Ministry of Health (MoH) has, today, launched the National Tobacco Control Committee (NTCC) at a breakfast meeting held in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Who Briefs Diplomats On Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 26th April 2019: - The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Dr Yonas Tegegn Wodermariam and staff recently briefed ambassadors and heads of bilateral and multilateral organizations in Uganda on the current Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the preparedness activities implemented in the country since August 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019: Day 1
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 25, 2019It takes tenacity to work in global health and development. These folks have it.I ’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if you work in global health or international development, you might know what frustration feels like.Maybe the project funding cycle gets you down. Maybe you ’ve struggled with a public policy that hurts more people than it helps. It could be that you’ve grappled with shoddy data sets, or corrupt officials, or the fickle winds of politics that so often blow our efforts off course.You ne...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Worried About Global Hpv Vaccine Shortage
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Health Ministry may not meet its target of vaccinating all girls of ten of age against the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV following a global shortage of the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Introduces School Immunization Registers
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -To improve the completion rates for the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV vaccination, the Health Ministry has introduced school immunization registers in collaboration with the Education and Sports Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Experts Ask Govt to Change Approach to Malaria Prevention
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Public health experts have asked the government to change its approach in malaria prevention strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Paediatric Neurologist Get Recognition for Work on Malaria, Nodding Disease
[East African] Dr Richard Idro, a Ugandan consulting paediatrician and paediatric neurologist at Mulago Hospital, has received the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019 in recognition of his outstanding research on the nodding disease syndrome and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Needs 779 Health Specialists, Say Officials
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Heath yesterday said the government needs at least 779 health specialists in all regional referral hospitals across the country for quality health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya, Uganda in Alert Mode As People and Livestock Starve
[East African] More than 10 million people in Eastern African are at the risk of starving, amid fears that the delay in the onset of the long rains will worsen the current food shortage and cause disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Simulates Ebola Outbreak and Identifies Gaps in Preparedness and Response
[WHO] Kampala, 24th April 2019:- Uganda's Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness and response have capacity gaps that need urgent attention to be able to effectively respond to a potential outbreak of the disease. The gaps were identified during a Simulation Exercise (SimEx) that was conducted recently in Wakiso (Entebbe) and Kasese (Mpondwe and Kagando) districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

S ão Tomé and Príncipe: African Vaccination Week launched in São Tomé and Príncipe
[WHO] The global measles crisis is an urgent wake-up call to the need for countries to ensure that all children -- no matter where they live -- receive life-saving vaccines. Countries in the African Region have also experienced a resurgence of measles, including outbreaks reported in at least 9 countries (Chad, Cameroon, DR Congo, Liberia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali , Nigeria and Uganda) in the last 12 months. Madagascar, in particular, has had a large measles outbreak affecting more than 122,000 cases i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Law Protects Rights of Persons With Mental Illness
[Observer] For a long time, persons with mental illness have been all generalised as mad in the Ugandan and largely African setting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Need Sensitisation, Not Anxiety, About Medical Marijuana
[Observer] A little over a year ago, my sister Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa succumbed to cancer in spite of the best efforts by doctors at Nsambya hospital to save her life. A month earlier, the lead doctor, seeing her state of cancer was on course to becoming terminal, recommended medical marijuana to act as painkiller as well as stress reliever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Masaka Referral Hospital Receives Mortuary Fridges
[Monitor] Masaka -Masaka Regional Referral Hospital has acquired modern refrigeration facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: 60 Percent of Cancers Are Infection-Related, Uci Officials Warn
[Monitor] Doctors at Uganda Cancer Institute on Tuesday revealed that 60 percent of cancers are attributable to infectious pathogens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: MPs Task Leaders to Explain Poor Renovations At Hospital
[Monitor] Ntungamo -The Committee on Government Assurance and Implementation has expressed dissatisfaction with the renovation of facilities at Itojo Hospital in Ntungamo District and called for investigations into the procurement process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Nagginda Blasts Government Over Poor Health Care
[Monitor] Kampala -The Nnabagereka (Queen Mother) of Buganda Kingdom Sylvia Nagginda, has told off government for neglecting the health sector because of politics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners
A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and ESTHER RUTH MBABAZI Tags: Tests (Medical) Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Africa Pneumonia Uganda Third World and Developing Countries Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation United States Agency for International Development Canada your-feed-photojournalism Source Type: news

Uganda: Dokolo Patients Paying to Use Government Ambulance
[Monitor] Dokolo -Dokolo District authorities are charging residents money to use the government ambulance to transport their sick relatives to Dokolo Health Centre IV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Finance Cuts Budget for Essential Drugs By Shs100b
[Monitor] Kampala -Health centres countrywide are likely to face a shortage of essential medicines after the Ministry of Finance slashed the budget for National Medical Stores' (NMS) for essential medicines by Shs100b. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New CASA programme to benefit 565,000 smallholders in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal
(CABI) A new five-year £ 30 million UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme is aiming to improve the livelihoods of 565,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal by stimulating investment in emerging agri-markets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol use in fishing communities and men's willingness to participate in an alcohol, violence and HIV risk reduction intervention: qualitative findings from Rakai, Uganda - Bonnevie E, Kigozi G, Kairania R, Ssemanda JB, Nakyanjo N, Ddaaki WG, Ssekyewa C, Wagman JA.
Alcohol use, intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV infection are associated, but few programmes and interventions have addressed their synergistic relationship or been evaluated for effectiveness and acceptability. This is a critical gap in populations w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Workers Lay Down Tools Over Lack of Water At Health Centre
[Monitor] Moroto -Medical personnelattached to Kakingol Health Centre III in Katikekile Sub County, Moroto District on Monday laid down their tools protesting lack of clean water at the facility, leaving patients helpless. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news