A New Referral System Connects More Women and Girls in Eastern Uganda to Family Planning
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International ; Christine Lodungokol, Family health technical officer ; Jessica Naluyima, Monitoring evaluation& learning officer A client talks to a health worker at Nakaloke Health Center III in Mbale, Uganda. Photo by Esther Ruth Mbabazi for IntraHealth International.January 24, 2022In Uganda, the total fertility, maternal mortality, and teenage pregnancy rates remain among the highest in the world. UNICEF reports that18 mothers die every day in pregnancy or during and after childbirth in the country.That’s why Uganda is renewing its commitmen...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Source Type: news

Uganda: Boda Boda Curfew Is Both a Covid-19 and Security Issue - Govt
[Nile Post] Boda Boda curfew is both a Covid-19 and security issue - Gov't (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandan Troops in Somalia Receive Covid-19 Booster Doses
[Nile Post] Ugandan troops serving under AMISOM in Mogadishu, Somalia have received a Covid-19 booster shot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Pregnancy Policy Bears Twin Problems
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Two weeks before Uganda ended the longest school closure in the world owing to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education and Sports instructed all primary and secondary schools to allow pregnant students to return to school so as to complete their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 24, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19, Poverty Widen Education Gap in Uganda
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda reopened schools this month after a nearly two-year shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of students have returned, but many others have not, due to poverty and the need to earn income for their families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Fruit Farmers Want Law to Regulate Use of Pesticides
[Nile Post] Catherine Nakato (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Report - Young Learners Hit Hardest By Covid-19 Measures
[Nile Post] A new report has revealed that learning by younger children has been greatly affected by Covid-19 pandemic and closure of schools compared to their older counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response – Experts
Elisha Arunga Odoyo, a clinical officer within the PMTCT program at the Homabay County Referral Hospital. There is increasing fear that adolescents will be left behind in the efforts to reduce HIV infections. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media. At 18 years and freshly out of high school, *Nicole Kisi was in a relationship with a 45-year-old businessman. “The message was clear. It said to be careful because of a rumour that the man’s wife died of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HIV/Aids adolescent girls IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Uganda: Makerere Seeks Shs 300 Bn to Build Teaching Hospital
[Nile Post] Makerere University University has requested for Shs 300 billion to construct a university teaching hospital and dental school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: The Curfew - Calls to Scrap 7pm Curfew Ban On Boda Bodas Gets More Supporters
[Nile Post] The business persons argue boda bodas have a very big hand in this country's business and economy (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the associated factors among children and adolescents with a history of maltreatment in Uganda - Ainamani HE, Weierstall-Pust R, Bahati R, Otwine A, Tumwesigire S, Rukundo GZ.
Worldwide, children who grow up under adverse conditions risk the development of mental health problems. However, reliable data on the estimated magnitude of mental disorders of PTSD, depression and their associated factors among maltreated children and ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Death of a Friend's Sister From Female Genital Mutilation Inspires Award-Winning App
[UNFPA] What if girls and women who are at risk of or have survived female genital mutilation (FGM) could receive the right services and support right when they need them? This challenge led to a Ugandan team creating a mobile app to link FGM survivors and at-risk girls with services in real time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Destroy 400,000 Covid-19 Vaccines That Are Due to Expire
[Nile Post] Uganda is set to dispose of 400,000 doses of vaccines that were not utilised during the mass vaccination exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Launches Plan for Economic Recovery Amidst Covid-19
[Nile Post] The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Ramadhan Ggoobi has said the government must rise to the challenge of undoing its old age problem of poor policy implementation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Launches Mass Polio Vaccination
[Nile Post] As the country struggles to contain a polio outbreak confirmed in August last year, the ministry of Health and partners have rolled out a mass polio vaccination exercise targeting 8.8 million children below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Commits to Conduct Free Covid-19 Tests to Ease Busia-Malaba Border Traffic Impasse
[Nile Post] Uganda has committed to conduct free Covid-19 rapid tests at the Kenya-Uganda border points of Busia and Malaba for seven days to ease intra-EAC trade on the Northern Transit Corridor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Automates More Hospitals to Help Improve Management
[Nile Post] In a move aimed at improving public health facility efficiency, government has installed the Integrated Intelligent Computer Systems (IICS), an IT based management system to more hospitals around the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 Lockdown Reduced Teacher Nankya to a Beggar. Now She Has a Thriving Business
[Nile Post] By Angella Nantege (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Pregnant Women Urged to Get Covid Jab Fast
[Observer] Pregnant women are being urged not to delay getting their Covid jab or booster in a government campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Should Show Strong Leadership During Vaccination Drive
[Observer] The vaccination against Covid-19 has been ongoing amidst debates on many issues, such as free will and consent, accessibility, and possible expiry, among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Reopens Schools After 2 Years of Covid-19 Lockdown
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda has reopened schools for the first time in two years, marking the end of the world's longest school closure from the COVID-19 pandemic.While many welcomed students' return to the classroom, a low turnout has raised concerns about the long-term impact on education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: World's Longest Covid School Closure Ends
[DW] Some 15 million students could go back to the classroom for the first time since March 2020, amidst fears that irreparable damage has been done to their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda's U-Turn On Public Transport Vaccination Mandate
[DW] Authorities in Uganda have reversed their decision to demand proof of vaccination against COVID-19 on public transport. The directive attracted great ire among bus and taxi operators, as the country looked set to reopen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Seeta High School Under Fire for Insisting On Covid-19 Tests for Students
[Nile Post] Gov't clarifies that Covid-19 tests for students are not mandatory (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free at Last: Trafficked Woman ’ s Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers
Desperate for work Kamikazi put her faith in ‘agents’ to find her a job. Instead, she found herself working without pay as a domestic worker in Kuwait. Photo: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Rwanda, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) When Kamikazi * from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment. A former co-worker in the food processing firm where Kamikazi once worked introduced her to “agents”. They assured her she would find decent employment in the Middle East, but little did she know her co-worker had deli...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #HumanRights #HumanTrafficking IPS UN Bureau Rwanda Source Type: news

Uganda: Museveni Asks Elderly to Go for Covid Booster Shots
[Nile Post] President Museveni has asked all people above 50 years of age to go for a Covid booster dose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Travel to Kenya Restricted to Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates
[Nile Post] Travel to Kenya restricted to COVID-19 vaccination certificates (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Mak Students Concerned Over Rising Covid-19 Cases in the University
[Nile Post] Makerere University students have expressed concern over the surging number of Covid-19 cases in the university campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anxiety, anger and depression amongst low-income earners in southwestern Uganda during the CoViD-19 total lockdown - Archibong V, Usman IM, Kasozi KI, Aigbogun EOJ, Josiah I, Monima AL, Ssebuufu R, Chekwech G, Terkimbi SD, Owoisinke O, Mbiydzenyuy NE, Adeoye A, Aruwa JO, Afodun AM, Odoma S, Ssempijja F, Ayikobua ET, Ayuba JT, Nankya V, Onongha C, Henry S, Matama K, Yusuf H, Nalugo H, MacLeod E, Welburn SC.
BACKGROUND: Low-income earners are particularly vulnerable to mental health, consequence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions, due to a temporary or permanent loss of income and livelihood, coupled with government-enforced measu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Uganda: No Free Airtime for Mass Covid Vaccination Talk Shows - Broadcasters Tell Govt
[Nile Post] Broadcasters under their umbrella body have told government they will not allocate it free airtime for its Covid talk shows as had been requested. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Approves Covid-19 Booster Shots for Ugandans
[Nile Post] The Ministry of Health has approved the use of a Covid-19 booster shot as the country braces for a new wave of the pandemic. The announcement was made by Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Rotary Club of Bugolobi in Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Drive
[Nile Post] The Rotary Club of Bugolobi MorningTide has responded to the call by Rotary Uganda and rolled out a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive in Nakawa division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Government to Expose Politicians, Leaders Who Misuse Covid-19 Cars
[Nile Post] The minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has expressed concern over misuse of the Covid-19 response cars by some distracts officials and politicians who use them for personal purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid-19 - 'Uganda On the Verge of Third Wave'
[Nile Post] The Ministry of Health has raised a red flag, indicating that the country could be on the verge of a third wave of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Names New Hotspots As Uganda Registers Sharp Rise in Covid Cases
[Nile Post] The Ministry of Health has named new Covid hotspots as the number of new virus infections continue to go up at a terrific speed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Observe Covid Sops, Renew Faith in God, Says Museveni in Christmas Message
[Nile Post] President Museveni has urged believers all over the country to use the festive season to reenergize their efforts to control the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Omicron - Health Ministry Okays Covid Booster Jabs, Vaccine Mixing
[Nile Post] The Ministry of Health has given a greenlight for Ugandans above 50 and those with underlying conditions to get a booster Covid jab as well as carry out vaccine mixing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Be Security Cautious, Follow Covid Sops, Says IGP Ochola in Christmas Message
[Nile Post] The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has asked members of the public to be security cautious but also follow the provided Covid Standard Operating Procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Businesses, Schools, Buses, Can Now Legally Block You From Using Their Services If Not Vaccinated
[Nile Post] Any business, school or public place is now legally allowed to deny access or services to a person who is not vaccinated against Covid-19, Nile Post reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Full Reopening of the Economy in Jeopardy As Covid-19 Cases Rise
[Nile Post] Prime Minister Nabbanja warns of a third wave (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A comparison of two population-based household surveys in Uganda for assessment of violence against youth - Currie DW, Apondi R, West CA, Biraro S, Wasula LN, Patel P, Hegle J, Howard A, Benevides de Barros R, Durant T, Chiang LF, Voetsch AC, Massetti GM.
Violence is associated with health-risk behaviors, potentially contributing to gender-related HIV incidence disparities in sub-Saharan Africa. Previous research has demonstrated that violence, gender, and HIV are linked via complex mechanisms that may be d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Allows Covid Vaccine Booster Shots for UN Staff
[Nile Post] The Health Ministry has allowed for United Nations staff in Uganda to be given booster doses as well as mixing of Covid vaccines for the same group of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Legislators - Covid Infections Were Unavoidable During Tanzania Trip
[VOA] Kampala -- About 50 Ugandan legislators and their staff members tested positive for COVID-19 this week after a trip to Tanzania. A spokesman for Uganda's parliament says the infections were unavoidable given Tanzania's relaxed attitude toward the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Parliament Speaks Out On MPs Who Tested Positive for Omicron
[Nile Post] Parliament has confirmed that at least 39 MPs who travelled to Arusha for the EA parliamentary games tested positive for Omicron, a virulent Covid-19 variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2021
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Chemutai, a health worker at the Kaproron Health Center IV in Kween District, Uganda, stands in the operating room for maternal care, which officially opened in May 2020. Photo by Esther Ruth Mbabazi for IntraHealth International.December 21, 2021COVID-19 dominated the news cycle this year. The first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years has now killed more than5 million peopleworldwide since it began in 2020. Over 275 million people have been diagnosed with it. And at least115,000 health workers have lost their lives to the virus, though the number is likely muc...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Mental Health Noncommunicable Diseases 2021 Year of the Health and Care Worker Health Workforce Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Uganda: Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka - Science and Innovation
[UNEP] Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Panic At Parliament As Many MPs Reportedly Test Positive for Omicron
[Nile Post] There is panic at Parliament following reports that many of the MPs who returned from Arusha for the EAC Parliamentary games tested positive for the Omicron variant, which is said to spread rapidly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Champions of the Earth - the Ugandan Vet Protecting People and Wildlife #AfricaClimateCrisis
[UN News] Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka this year's Champion of the Earth for Science and Innovation, has spent three decades helping to safeguard some of the world's rarest primates, including endangered mountain gorillas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Study Finds Impressive Improvement in Malaria Testing Rates At Health Facilities in Uganda
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium researchers were part of a team assessing Ugandan health facilities' capacity to provide quality malaria testing, care and treatment and found high malaria testing rates among those suspected to have malaria. This was a notable improvement compared to previous years and met the target set by the National Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan to reduce morbidity and mortality. The study results were published in Malaria Journal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news