Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) has released the deputy head of the sect of Jamatil Salafiya Tabliq Muslim Community Sheikh Yahya Mwanje on bond.
Sheikh Mwanje, who was arrested by unidentified gunmen driving in a drone on November 28 from Nakasero Mosque, was freed last evening a few hours after Members of Parliament under the Muslim Parliamentary Caucus demanded unconditional release.
The legislators condemned the illegal arrest of Muslim leaders and their continued detention without trial.
The Muslim MPs led by Asuman Basalirwa reportedly went and camped at CMI headquarters in Mbuya. The authorities allowed to release Sheikh Mwanje on bond.
Mwanje was arrested a week ago when he had gone to perform his daily prayers at Nakasero Mosque. He was blindfolded and pushed into a drone...
In the bid to address depression and mental health disorders amongst the learners, the ministry of education and sports has launched a mental health circular in schools; with a call from the civil society organization to the government to increase the mental health funding that has left thousands without proper treatment.
The event was blessed by the Dr. Safina Kisomoseni on behalf the state minister for Higher education Dr. Crystom Muyingo, and here the members of Strong minds a civil society while training teachers they noted that the outbreak of Covid 19 and closure of schools had a significant effect on children leading suicide cases and putting mental health education in school is a way to go.
Christine Nturo the country director strong minds, said the overwhelming cases of suicide ...
HHA exceeds 30M screenings milestone since 2014 launch, across 9 countries to date
Programme recognised as a Best Practice by 2022 Access to Medicine Index for its contribution
to the prevention and control of hypertension across Africa, where prevalence is highest worldwide
AstraZeneca has announced a planned expansion of its access to healthcare programme, Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), to 10 new countries, starting in 2023. The programme, which is currently present in nine countries, is designed to contribute to the prevention and control of hypertension and decrease the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) across Africa.
The World Heart Federation states that in 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for one million deaths from CVDs or 5.4% of all CVD-related deaths worldwide and 13% ...
Old Kampala hospital has issued a 7-day ultimatum for Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and their former patient Muhamood Kabanda to apologise for accusing the hospital of illegal organ harvesting.
Failure to retract the allegations, the hospital threatens to pursue a defamation case against the duo. Last month, Lukwago and Kabanda ran to the media, accusing the hospital of harvesting Kabanda's kidney when he was admitted there following a nasty accident. Kabanda, a trader in Owino market sought medical services after being involved in a motor accident that left a cut on his forehead.
Kabanda opened a case at Old Kampala police station against Old Kampala hospital. However, separate investigations by the police and the Uganda Medical & Dental Practitioners Council found that Kabanda w...
Vulnerable Britons, including pregnant women, children and elderly people, have been told to avoid eating runny eggs that have been imported from overseas.
The warning comes as supermarkets are seeking to plug gaps in the supply of British eggs by temporarily sourcing eggs from outside the UK.
The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is urging vulnerable groups to check the labelling cartons before cooking eggs soft-boiled, sunny side up, poached, or any method that results in runny eggs.
This is because the Food Standards Agency does not recommend that pregnant women, children and infants, and elderly people eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are not produced under the British Lion Code of Practice
A spokesperson for the BEIC told The Telegraph: “It is very disappointing to see foreig...
Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians.
As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in a bid to save lives and property.
To achieve this goal, the Authority recently established an Installation Permits Committee Coordination Centre, aimed at strengthening the supervision of licensed companies and extend services to consumers.
Besides ensuring that only certified electricians are employed in the sector, this Centre will also be the main interface between the Installations Permit Committee (IPC), the installation wire perso...
ATU'S Ministerial Forum for developing Africa's Digital Economy.
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) held a ministerial forum on Day 0 of AfricaCom 2022, bringing together participants from Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, and Zambia. The session focused on methods to engineer a new sense of hope for Africa’s digital economy journey.
Under the theme ‘Rise Stronger with Digital Economy: New Paths towards a Resilient Recovery and Growth’, the forum was supported by Huawei.
Introducing the session, the General Secretary of the ATU, John Omo spoke about digital transformation as the driver of inclusive economic growth, job creation, the improvement of public service delivery, and the optimisation of business services in Africa.
“Africa needs digital innovation to spill over into all segments...
Sex Workers Now Washing & Reusing Condoms commercial sex workers have admitted that they wash and reuse condoms to satisfy their client’s sexual needs.
One of the sex workers revealed to NTV Kenya that there has been a long-standing dearth of both male and female condoms in their neighborhood.
The sex workers who lack access to condoms have turned to recycle them as they are washed as a form of protection against STDs like HIV.
“We are pleading with the government to release condoms to Busia because our lives are at risk”, a sex worker told NTV.
She added that they run the risk of becoming infected and having unwanted pregnancies if the government doesn’t intervene.
Anerose Ambuchi, Busia County’s director of medical services, claimed that her department was unaware of the recyclin...
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The Ministry of Health is set to start trials of three vaccines developed to combat Ebola Sudan virus which has killed 43 people.
The three vaccines; Oxford from the United Kingdom, Sabin and Merck from USA will be evaluated for their efficacy.
This revelation was made by the State Minister for Health (Primary Health Care), Margaret Muhanga on Wednesday, 03 November 2022. Muhanga was briefing the House chaired by Speaker Anita Among on the outbreak and the containment measures.
“We plan to vaccinate contacts of 150 confirmed cases (3000) initially. The trial preparation has been concluded and we estimate that we may begin the trial in two weeks’ time,” said Muhanga.
She added that the vaccine is necessary as there is no known treatment for Sudan Ebola-virus.
Muhanga said a number of t...