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Commissioner General of Prisons encourages every one to take covid 19vaccine

Commissioner General of Prisons encourages every one to take covid 19vaccine

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The Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr.Johnson Byabashaija was on Tuesday the first person to take a Covid-19 jab as the Uganda Prisons Services launched immunization of officers. Speaking at the function held at the Prisons headquarters along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala, Byabashaija assured the prisons staff and public at large of the safety of the vaccine. “I am a scientist as you all know and I know how vaccines work. It is the reason I came to take the shot because the side effects of any vaccine and especially in this case are more bearable than getting the virus,”Byabashaija, a professional veterinary doctor said. “If you are of a more advanced age like me above 60, you are very vulnerable to this virus. Therefore I applaud everybody who was involved in ensuring we get...
UCU donates medical supplies to Mukono hospital

UCU donates medical supplies to Mukono hospital

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The Mukono diocese bishop Rt. Rev. James William Ssebagala has today recieved a donation of medical supplies from Uganda christian university, in the bid to boost medical performance in the church founded hospital. The consignment include surgical equipments, diathan machines, bioxgun, sanitizers and among others, which was got through UCU United States based partners medi share. After receiving the medical consignment, the Mukono general hospital medical supretendant, Dr. Geoffrey Kasirye said, there is overwhelming numbers of patients received at Mukono general hospital, and the hospital is unable to handle the numbers due to the meagre resources at newly elevated medical facility. Dr. Kasirye revealed that ever since the elevation of the hospital to in 2020, there is treme...
Vaccine to be Administered to Consenting People

Vaccine to be Administered to Consenting People

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by liz vaccinating of people against Covid 19 starts today in Uganda, the Presidential Advisor on Epidemics Dr. Monica Musenero said that only those who will consent to receive the vaccine will get immunized. Dr. Musenero said: “The AstraZeneca vaccine is to be administered through injection on the arm to  people above 18 years who will consent because the vaccine has not yet been fully accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO).”“These will sign consent forms which will be availed in every local language for one to understand what they are getting themselves into.” She addedDr. Musenero made the remarks at Fairway hotel in Kampala during a health workshop with the media. During the training she noted that the primary cause of the vaccine is to control severe disease...
STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM DEFORMED CHILDREN, NAMBOOZE PLEADED TO MEN.

STOP RUNNING AWAY FROM DEFORMED CHILDREN, NAMBOOZE PLEADED TO MEN.

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Mukono municipality member of parliament Betty Nambooze says that, as we celebrate the international women's day, a number of women in Mukono and the country at large are left with the responsibility of looking after children with disabilities.  Nambooze and the newly elected NUP councillors echoed this while celebrating the international women's day with women abandoned by their husbands due to the  disabilities of children, at Good Samaritan children home in Nasuuti Mukono Municipality. The Mukono municipality legislature, Betty Nambooze said that she is going to lobby councillors in Mukono municipality, to pass a resolution by raising at least 1000 shillings on each trading license, and that collected money will be for supporting children's home in Mukono. The le...
water crisis hits  Mukono as people use the contaminated water for drinking, bathing and other domestic needs.

water crisis hits Mukono as people use the contaminated water for drinking, bathing and other domestic needs.

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Communities in mukono district are sharing water sources with livestock following the shortage of clean water sources.  The residents use the contaminated water for drinking, bathing and other domestic needs. The highly affected places are villages in Gulu ward in Mukono central division, where by most of the natural wells have started drying up and due to the settlements sorounding them. The residents in these affected villages said that the problem comes from some of the landlords who are selling off their land, to new dwellers, who in the end block the community from accessing the wells. The residents put the blame Mukono municipality leaders for discouraging them from using spring wells, without giving them the alternative water sources, They also pointed out the ...
FORTEBET DONATES 29,4M TO NAJJEERA HOSPITAL

FORTEBET DONATES 29,4M TO NAJJEERA HOSPITAL

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Fortebet has further cemented its promise of giving back to Ugandans! This was again demonstrated on Tuesday when Fortebet donated UGX 29.4 million shillings to Najjeera Hospital in a bid to fight COVID-19. The cheque was delivered and handed over to the hospital by Fortebet Media Manager, John Nanyumba and received by Dr. Patson Makobore. According to Nanyumba, this is one of the 6 donations of this kind that Fortebet will deliver in this year. For 6 equal amounts, Fortebet will in total donate UGX 176 million for the cause of fighting COVID-19 in Uganda. This will be in addition to a number of other Community Social Responsibility (CSR) programs that Fortebet has lined up this year. “The money will be used for the purchase of consumables for the provision of Oxygen Therapy t...
Health tips with elite news.co.ug

Health tips with elite news.co.ug

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Health tips with elite news.co.ug The *STOMACH*      is injured when      you do not have      breakfast in the      morning. 2. The *KIDNEYS*      are injured when      you do not even      drink 10 glasses      of water in 24      hours. 3. *GALLBLADDR*     is injured when     you do not even     sleep until 11     o'clock and do not     wake up to the     sunrise. 4.  The *SMALL*      *INTESTINE* is       inju...
Third Ebola case in North Kivu province of DRC Confirmed

Third Ebola case in North Kivu province of DRC Confirmed

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Case found in Butembo, epicentre of a major outbreak that was declared over last June after nearly two years. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed a third Ebola case this week in North Kivu province, provincial health minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita has said. The case was found in Butembo, a city of more than one million people and the epicentre of a major outbreak of the disease that was declared over last June after nearly two years. “We are in a meeting to gather all the information on the investigations done around this case,” Salita said on Friday. Congo’s health ministry announced a resurgence of the disease on February 7, after a woman contracted Ebola and died. She was married to a survivor of the previous outbreak. Two people have died from Ebola th...
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...
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