Health

HEPATITIS B CLAIMS FOUR LIVES IN MUBENDE

By Mugwanya George William The serious disease proved to be Hepatitis B by health officials in Mubende has claimed four lives leaving 20 down since it broke out in the district few months ago. Hepatitis B is a major liver infection of global concern caused by health Hepatitis B Virus and is responsible for substantial disease of death and this ...

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US Ambassador Wants Government To Increase Funding For The Health Sector

The American Ambassador to Uganda H.E Deborah Malac has observed the need for the government to increase funding for the Health sector. She said, “The persistent under funding of the health sector risks the lives of people and this has not been easy to overcome it”. Speaking during the commissioning of Bundibugyo general hospital laboratory on Friday in Bundibugyo, H.E Malac appealed ...

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Maternal Mortality: 1,220 Mothers Out Of 100,000 Die Annually In Kabarole, Bungangabu

Kabarole and Bunyangabu districts have the highest Maternal Mortality rate according to a survey conducted by Goal Uganda in partnership with Kabarole Research and Resource Center KRC with funding from UK AID Elizabeth Allen the Director GOAL Uganda reveals that the Survey dubbed “Accountability can Transform Health (ACT Health) “targeted households in Kabarole and Bunyangabu district in 12 months prior to data ...

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Mubende District Political Wing Connive with Land Grabbers to Sell off Government land

Land grabbers have gained support from police to help them take over part of government institutions’ land in Mubende district which is yet to pose another threat to locals in their quest for health service delivery from government entities. The land that is under contention by locals blocking the private developer accommodates Kibalinga Health Center III in Kibalinga Sub County, ...

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Pan African countries urged not to infringe on female human rights

African countries that are signatories to the Maputo Protocol have been urged to safeguard reproductive health rights of women by permitting abortion in cases of sexual assault or where pregnancy poses a risk to the physical or mental health of a woman. States have also been urged to decriminalize abortion by reforming their laws. While presenting to legislators the advocacy ...

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Brien Holden Vision Institute supports the comprehensive eye project in Wamala region

The government of Uganda through the ministry of health tin conjuction  with Brien Holden Vision Institute who her partners have jointly staged a campaign aimed at eradicating optical illnesses in the four districts of Mubende, Mityana, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi, with the joint operation center at Mubende regional Referral Hospital. This project was launched last week by the state minister for ...

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Kabarole Chairperson Demand US Gov’t To Invest In Behavioral Change

The District Chairperson Kabarole Mr.Rwabuhinga has demanded the United States government through Baylor Uganda to invest in behavioral change and adolescents programs following the shocking High HIV prevalence rate and the teenage pregnancy. HIV prevalence rate in Kabarole stands at 11.3 percent, higher than the National rate of 7.3% while the teenage pregnancy stands at 30percent putting the lives of ...

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International MidWives Day: Leaders Demand Allowances For Hard To Reach Areas, Health Insurance

  By Mugwanya George William Leaders and the Midwives of Kabarole district have called on the government through the ministry of Health to offer allowances and provide accommodation for the Midwives operating in the hard to reach areas. Sister Regina Nanjobe, a senior Principal Nursing Officer FortPortal regional refferal hospital who represented all the midwives disclosed that midwives are still ...

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Government grants a 50 acre piece of Land to a Turkish Investor.

Government has allocated 50 acres of land belonging to Mubende Army Barracks to a Turkish Investor Tunasco Insaat to construct an agro-processing factory which is going to be the first of the kind in the greater Mubende. This factory is going to deal in maize milling and coffee processing to produce maize into flour and powder for both food and ...

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Ministry of health launches malaria action program for districts.

Mubende district is among the 43 highlighted districts to benefit from the prevention and control programme dubbed malaria action program for districts –MAPD, under the ministry of health together with other development partners. For the programme to register results and reach out to people, political and civic leaders in these districts, they have been urged to support the fight against ...

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