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Brief On the Tripartite Meeting Between Ministry Of Health, Ministry Of Gender, Labour and Social Development and Representatives Of The Artists’ Union And Associations

Brief On the Tripartite Meeting Between Ministry Of Health, Ministry Of Gender, Labour and Social Development and Representatives Of The Artists’ Union And Associations

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by our reporter Dr. Diana Atwiine, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health together with her officials that included the Directors for General and that of Clinical Services, the Scientific Committee and other Experts on the COVID task team, on Friday 8th January 2021 held a meeting attended by the Permanent SecretaryMinistry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and representatives of the Uganda national Cultural Centre (UNCC), the Artists’ Union and Associations.The full list of attendees is attached.This meeting, which took place at the Ministry of Health, was convened toaddress the grievances of the Culture and Creative Artists, who constitute asignificant percentage of the Entertainment Industry, on the matter of theeffect(s) of the continued COVID-19 Lockdown on this subsector. Of ...
UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will have to further reduce food rations and cash assistance for more than 1.2 million refugees in Uganda due to a funding shortfall, the agency has said, calling for urgent resources to sustain aid efforts.  According to WFP, with effect from February 2021, refugees will have to make do with only 60 per cent of a full ration. The reduction follows a 30 per cent decrease in assistance last April, which coincided with the COVID-19 lockdown. “COVID-19 must not be an excuse for the world to turn its back on refugees at this terrible time”, WFP Country Director El-Khidir Daloum said on Tuesday.  “We are unable to keep up even basic food assistance and the poorest will suffer the most as we have to cut...
How life of fields transformed people’s lives in Uganda

How life of fields transformed people’s lives in Uganda

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Fields of Life is a non-denominational Christian International Development organisation with twenty five years of experience of working in East Africa. We work in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan seeking to work with partners in providing sustainable community development. We seek to communicate the focus and priorities of Fields of Life over the next five years. Some of the activities sofa we have put in place borehole at Adullum primary School is located in the central western region of Uganda in Rakai District where people still have very limited access to safe water. The school, and wider community, were depending on three rainwater harvesting tanks. However, this only provided enough water for one month. After it would run out they...
How ginger, red pepper, lemons, garlic, onion Lemon prices shoot up in western Uganda thanks to COVID-19

How ginger, red pepper, lemons, garlic, onion Lemon prices shoot up in western Uganda thanks to COVID-19

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By our reporte . The demand and price of lemons have shot up across food markets in Kasese and Bunyangabu districts in western Uganda. With the belief by local residents that lemons boost their immunity against the coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are now including lemons on their groceries shopping list.   In Kasese municipality, Shs 2,000 can buy between three and four small lemons. A piece of lemon costs Shs 500 and the case isn’t any different in Rwimi town council in Bunyangabu district, which is already faced with the scarcity of lemons. Previously, Shs 500 would buy 3-5 lemons.   Rose Kemigisha, a vendor outside Kasese main market, says the demand for lemon and ginger is now higher compared to May this year. She says most of her customers bel...
Why Ministry of Health now bans condolence books at funerals?

Why Ministry of Health now bans condolence books at funerals?

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With Uganda's COVID-19 infections and deaths spiking to worrying figures, the ministry of Health has banned the signing of condolence books at funerals, a practice that has been popularized by funeral service providers. In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director-general of health services, says such books and pens have been deemed super spreaders by researchers since SARS-COV–2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces. "The ministry of Health strongly advises all bereaved families and funeral service companies to STOP giving condolence books at homes or other places of mourning for mourners to sign in. Evidence has shown that the coronavirus lasts on surfaces such as paper for up to 5 days and therefore the condolence books an...
Fake Life Guard Condoms Case: Hearing Kicks Off As Marie Stopes Bosses Sweat Plasma

Fake Life Guard Condoms Case: Hearing Kicks Off As Marie Stopes Bosses Sweat Plasma

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Several officials at Marie Stopes Uganda and the National Drug Authority (NDA) are sweating plasma after r hearing of the case in which Marie Stopes was sued for selling defective Life Guard condoms in Uganda kicked off on Tuesday December 1st,  2020.  It should be noted that Marie Stopes was sued  together with the Attorney General and National Drug Authority for allegedly knowingly distributing and selling defective Life Guard condoms to unsuspecting Ugandans, many of who contracted  Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), while others  got unwanted pregnancies.  The case hearing kicked off on Tuesday although it was adjourned to December 16th, 2020 by High Court Justice Musa Sekaana because counsel for both Marie Stopes and the A...
Impact on children about prolonged closure of schools, Covid19 Lockdown?

Impact on children about prolonged closure of schools, Covid19 Lockdown?

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School-going children have expressed mixed reactions about the continued closure of education institutions for non-candidate classes, findings from a study by Makerere University indicate. Although government reopened schools for candidates and finalists last month, non-candidate and non-finalist learners have remained home for over nine months now. In March, President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni ordered education institutions to close their gates for over 15 million learners as a way to prevent the spread of Covid19. President Museveni and health experts reasoned that it would be disastrous if Covid19 broke out in schools because of the congestion in most of them. The closure of these mass concentration institutions, happening even before the country registered its fir...
America Hails Nigerian Doctor Who Helped In Discovery Of COVID-19 Vaccine

America Hails Nigerian Doctor Who Helped In Discovery Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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By Our Reporter A Nigerian medical doctor help American scientists in the discovery and productions of a vaccine for Coronavirus (COVID-19)  has been recognised by the United States Embassy in Nigeria for his great work. Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu, who  is an Associate Professor of medicine at Yale University, is one of those leading the research at Pfizer for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, reason why he has been hailed for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine in America. Earlier in the month, US drug manufacturing firm, Pfizer, announced that the vaccine has an efficacy rate of more than 90 percent, marking a major breakthrough in the fight against the pandemic. “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways,” the US Mission in Nigeria tweeted on ...
Why MR. Museveni Banned Sex, Alcohol In His Camp

Why MR. Museveni Banned Sex, Alcohol In His Camp

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The only way to combat covid19 is to distance and avoid alcohol and sex activities  in our camp so that we can control and combating the spread of Covid-19 President Museveni recently said that he would not hold mass rallies because he did not want “people to die from Covid-19. He has restricted himself to small gatherings of local NRM leaders. However another tough measure has been put in place and it will affect many people. Sex and alcohol have been banned amongst those moving with the NRM candidate. The ban on the two activities, sources said, is aimed at maintaining focus and safeguarding members from Covid-19. It is feared that alcoholism and sexual activity could fuel the spread of Covid-19. Some of the most affected members are security officers and members of the...
6 Ways To Improve Your Physical Health And Well Being At Work

6 Ways To Improve Your Physical Health And Well Being At Work

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By Our reporter Did you know that most of us spend 13 hours a day sitting down? All of this inactivity has the potential to cause serious health problems. But it can be hard to stay fit and healthy when you have a sedentary job. So here are six tips for boosting your health and well being at work. Build Activity Into Your Commute  Why not walk, cycle or jog part of the way to work? Or if you take public transport, get off one stop early and walks the rest of the way. Take Regular Screen Breaks Aim to get away from your desk for a few minutes every hour. Chat  with a colleague rather than emailing them, take a phone call while standing, or take a look out of the window. Use The Stairs  Forget the elevator and take the stairs. Doing this will help ...
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