Govt dismisses reports of new Covid-19 variant in Uganda

There is no new wave of Covid-19 circulating in Uganda, the government through the ministry of Health has said. Dr Daniel Kyabayinze, director of public health at the ministry dismissed as scaremongering a social media dossier suggesting that the new variant in the country causes no cough or fever but rather symptoms like neck pain, […]

Uganda makes strides in combating maternal mortality

Experts from World Health Organisation have revealed a significant reduction in maternal mortality rates. Dr Olive Sentumbwe, a family and population advisor from the World Health Organization (WHO), reported a drop from 16 maternal deaths per day in 2016 to eight currently. “Factors such as improvement in the health systems, partners, and community outreach programmes […]

How to prevent, manage red eyes

The Health ministry says the outbreak is not only in Kampala but also in prison facilities in other districts. With more than 950 cases of infection with a contagious eye disease, conjunctivitis (red eyes), registered in schools and prisons, health experts have prescribed a raft of measures to prevent and manage the disease. Dr Daniel […]