A mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever is being planned by the Ministry of Health, under the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) in Kabale, Kabarole, Lira, Gulu, Arua, and Hoima districts.
The vaccination program, according to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the senior public relations officer for the Ministry of Health, will target people between the ages of nine months and 60 years.
Ainebyoona said in a statement that the campaign will take place from June 9 to 13, 2023.
The Health Promotion and Education Division (HPE&C) and UNEPI also intend to organise an orientation meeting with media workers at the national and regional levels in the six districts, though, as part of the campaign preparations.
Uganda was one of 14 African nations that confirmed yellow fever...
Researchers from Makerere University School of Public Health-MakSPH, have embarked on the cause to have family planning services and HIV services to be offered at the same facility, at a single visit by the same service provider.
During the dissemination of the study findings of Self-care and Family planning-HIV Integration in Kampala this weekend, the researchers revealed that the study findings are strongly in favor of integrated services based on the needs of women of reproductive age was found to be necessary in public health facilities where people have access only to primary healthcare facilities.
Dr Joseph Matovu, the Makerere university researcher explained that integrated family planning with HIV (FP-HIV) services contribute to women’s wellbeing by addressing a wide range of healt...
Over 295 have graduated at St Francis school of health sciences on Mukono namataba among the graduadands have been doing the following fields
Nursing, lab, clinical medicine among others
The Bishop of Lugazi Diocese, Emeritus Dr. Mathias Ssekamanya has asked the graduates at St. Francis School of Health Sciences to always work hard in their careers if they want to reach greater heights.
He made the remarks during the 7th graduation ceremony at at the institute where 295 students graduated in various health disciplines.
He asked the graduates to be kind to their patients as it is a step to their recovery and do away with corruption since their service is a calling from God.
“Always be kind to patients cause that alone can heal them. Have the spirit of love, kindness towards patients as y...
The Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Anita Among on Monday morning officiated at the launch of the Mental Health week at Parliament.
In her remarks, Hon Among said that discussions about mental health are very important in creating awareness, as well as building understanding of the fact that mental health issues remain a problem to many people
Hon Among therefore said that people from all walks of life should know that mental health problems must be addressed inclusively and decisively.
She revealed that factors such as depression, unemployment, isolation, poverty, loss of loved one, as well as failure to pay a debt can all lead to anxiety which in the end lead to mental breakdown.
Hon Among called upon employers, recruiting agencies and security agencies to consider mandatory periodic counse...
The head of Kenya’s standards regulator and 26 other government officials have been suspended over the release of 1,000 tonnes expired sugar into the market.
A statement by the head of public service, Felix Koskei, said 20,000 bags of sugar imported into the country in 2018 and condemned by the regulator had been “irregularly diverted and unprocedurally released”.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards had then declared the sugar as unfit for human consumption and was set for destruction through conversion to industrial ethanol.
The conversion was to be undertaken jointly by regulatory agencies.
They were required to source for a distiller through an open and competitive tendering process and pay all the necessary taxes and fees.
“It is manifest that some officers in the relevant agencies abdicated...
MTN Uganda has announced its partnership with Tooro Kingdom for the highly anticipated second edition of the
Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament. With a commitment of over
Shs150 million in sponsorship, MTN is dedicated to fostering healthy living and
sports development among the youth in Tooro Kingdom.
The Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament, organized by Tooro Kingdom,
is set to attract audiences as it runs concurrently across the nine counties of the
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kingdom for two months. This initiative serves as a catalyst for engaging the youth in
sports activities and providing them with a platform to channel their energy into
healthy pursuits. MTN Uganda believes in the transformative power of sports to uplift
communities and empower individuals.
Kampala - Following the murder of labour ministerCharles Okello Engola by his body guard, health ministry officials are speaking up on the danger of leaving mental health issues unaddressed in the country. They are now demanding the release of sh1b to begin handling the issue.
With the funding, psychiatrists are confident they can come up with low-cost interventions to deal with the mental health challenges the country is currently grappling with.
Muhakanizi has been one of the longest-serving technocrats in President Museveni’s government, died last evening at the age of 64 in Milan hospital India
Keith Muhakanizi was born in Rukungiri District to the late Rev. Kosia Kajwengye and the late Zeridah Kajwengye. He was born to a family of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls.
Muhakanizi’s mother was a very kind and ardent religious woman while his father Kajwengye pioneered evangelism in Rujumbura that later spread throughout East Africa.
In addition, they also taught families about the cleanliness of their families and personal hygiene, built schools, health centers as well as pioneering the best methods of farming in the region.
Talking about his parents, Muhakanizi said his parents did not get formal education but were very intelligen...
The Ministry of Health top officials led by the Minister of Dr Jane Aceng Ocero are today Tuesday, April 11 in Nakaseke to assess health services delivery.
The visit started at Luwero General Hospital that was recently upgraded from a health centre IV. At the morning briefing chaired by the Minister, the team was divided into two groups one led by the Minister of Health and another by the Minister for State General duties Hon Anifa Kawooya.
Dr Aceng emphasized the government’s commitment to complete the elevation the facility. She also communicated the availability of some funds for Result Based Financing.
“Pay attention to the distance between Health facilities. We need to know the number of sub-counties in Nakaseke, how many have Health Centre IVs, how many sub-counties that have no heal...
Dfcu Bank, under its dfcu Women in Business Program and Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) have announced a joint campaign that will allow the bank’s female customers to get access to free and specialised healthcare services.
The campaign named ‘Every stage of woman’ will run for one month ending April, 31.
Under the campaign, Marie Stopes Uganda will offer free gynaecology and antenatal consultations, free
screening services which include body mass index, blood pressure and breast examinations.
The bank’s customers will also get access to subsidized pap smear tests and family planning services.
According to the bank’s officials, the campaign seeks to create an environment where women who use its financial solutions can easily access wellness tests that will help them know the status of their hea...