Ugandans at risk as Ebola outbreak kills people in DRC

Ugandans at risk as Ebola outbreak kills people in DRC

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Friday, after the virus caused three deaths in the area since April 22, AFP said The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic. The last Ebola outbreak in Congo […]

City Ambulance announce as new Uganda rugby sponsorship

City Ambulance announce as new Uganda rugby sponsorship

Dr Hannington Byarugaba‘s multi-million private independent ambulance service – City Ambulance have Thursday unveiled their new sponsorship to Ugandan rugby as the country seeks to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. “Uganda can become the fifth African country to play in the World Cup,” City Ambulance’s Mugisha Kizito told TheUgandan. “For us as […]

Poor Ugandans to suffer as NMS refuses to give small health facilities drugs

Poor Ugandans to suffer as NMS refuses to give small health facilities drugs

The National Medical Stores has vowed not to supply drugs to lower government health facilities in the next financial year if the government does not provide Shs 41 billion as requested. The General Manager NMS Moses Kamabare revealed his frustrations to the Parliament Health committee implicating the Ministry of Finance for failed financial support for […]

Uganda reviews UK human rights report

Uganda reviews UK human rights report

Uganda, represented by the Permanent Mission in Geneva, is participating in the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva. The session will run from 1 The session will run from 1st to 12th May 2017. The 27th session also marks the beginning of the 3rd […]

Maternal mortality rate still high as Uganda celebrates International Day of Midwives in Kabarole

Maternal mortality rate still high as Uganda celebrates International Day of Midwives in Kabarole

Uganda will tomorrow be joining the rest of the world to mark the International Day of the Midwife 2017 with the national celebrations to be held in Kabarole district with the country still having a huge gap in addressing skilled midwifery numbers to be able to serve the fast ever growing population. Ms. Rebecca Nassuna, the deputy Registrar, […]

Fashionista Monica Agoa has a heart of gold

Fashionista Monica Agoa has a heart of gold

Pretty clear Keith Heart Foundation founder, Monica Agoa Akiiki currently based in the United Kingdom loves the motherland. Short story … her aims are to continue helping children with heart illnesses and help them access heart-saving surgeries which are done in India, United Kingdom and Germany. Easy to see why her wardrobe selection is all […]

Give blood to the anemic, Sickle Cell Network head asks Ugandans

Give blood to the anemic, Sickle Cell Network head asks Ugandans

An average of 13.3% of Ugandans carry the sickle cell trait and their lives can be saved hospitals were equipped with enough blood, the Sickle Cell Network Uganda says. Sufferers — around five million worldwide — often have anaemia and get tired easily, run a higher risk of infections and stroke, and experience bouts of […]

Uganda Breweries’ new shs20b waste-water treatment plant to help clean up L. Victoria

Uganda Breweries’ new shs20b waste-water treatment plant to help clean up L. Victoria

The opening of a new waste-water treatment plant will help to clean up Luzira area by cutting raw sewage discharges into it by far, Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has said. Ms Musisi speaking on Tuesday Uganda Breweries commissioned their shs20b Effluent Water Treatment plant said the facility is important and fits […]

Kyamagero: This is what happens when maternity care is an “essential” to youth

Kyamagero: This is what happens when maternity care is an “essential” to youth

For Andrew Kyamagero, a young father, the unfortunate truth that his motherland has high maternal mortality rates, which is often reflective of access to poor health care services breaks his heart every morning. And discussing with friends the recently released Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) 2016 preliminary findings which show that neonatal mortality rate […]

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