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Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people, as many as 20,000 inmates are currently being held in them, according to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. To date, Zimbabwe has reported 37,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,551 deaths, according to Ministry of Health data.
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD, Zambia
With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
Drugs,Structures worth millions  destroyed as  the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

Drugs,Structures worth millions destroyed as the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse goes into flames.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, UGANDA, UK, USA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Fire has gutted the Joint Medical Stores Warehouse in Nakawa Industrial Area. Firefighters worked tirelessly to put out the fire to save the entire infrastructure from going up in flames. The fire, whose cause has not been readily established, sent a big dark smoke on the sky, destroying drugs and structures. The private pharmaceutical store serving at least 3000 medical facilities were established in 1979 as a joint venture between Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). JMS is licensed by National Drug Authority to engage in import, export, wholesale of medicines and related health care supplies.
Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

Survivor of MV templar boat accident Omulangira Ssimbwa dies

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, USA
Omulangira Arnold Ssimbwa, well known as the Prince survived MV Kalangala Boat accident has been confirmed dead after failed treatment at Nsambya Hospital. Prince Ssimbwa is a son to prince David Ggolooba who is a brother to the King of Buganda Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and his death has left many shocked. He is one of the survivors of the November 24 fatal boat accident on Lake Victoria, turned up at Victory Christian Centre, where he gave his life to Christ and became a born-again Christian before getting married one year later. Before Pastor Joseph Sserwadda prayed for him and his wife, Ssimbwa shared in Luganda his harrowing testimony with the congregation. Carolyne Nakazibwe transcribed the testimony. Omulangira (Prince) Arnold Simbwa, one of the few survivors o...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta applauds nurses for role in healthcare provision

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UN Women, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 8th April 2021– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the role nurses play in promoting primary healthcare. The First Lady appreciated the sacrifices nurses make to deliver maternal and child health services especially during this COVID-19 period. Her Excellency First Lady Margaret Kenyatta making her remarks during a virtual Beyond Zero technical working group meeting. The meeting drew participants from the Ministry of Health, National Aids Control Council (NACC), National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), development and implementing partners as well as civil society organizations “That is why we shall be appreciating nurses who have been on the frontline working during the pandemic at the Beyond Zero Summit to be held in September this year. “They have ...
MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
Ugandan Legislators have called for the expeditious reconstruction of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following the successful surgery to separate conjoined twins that was carried out by a team of doctors there. The surgeons were led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, a senior surgeon and urologist in Soroti Regional Hospital separated the twins on 26 March 2021.The twins were delivered on 21 March in Amuria district and one of them was dead. They were referred to Soroti but after assessment, they were referred to Mulago. After two days, the infants were returned to Soroti with one of the dead twins decomposing. While paying tribute to Dr. Epodoi and his team during a plenary sitting on 7 April 2021, the lawmakers decried the state of the hospital, despite the remarkable surgeries that have been ...
Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

Namibia: REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY Dr Hage G. Geingob ON THE OCCASSION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, HEALTH, Ministry Of Health, NAMIBIA, World Health Organization
06 April 2021. Excellencies,It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this important event marking World Health Day 2021. Given the devastation by the pandemic of the world since 2020, it is timely that the community of nations should start considering the strategies and indeed the ways and means of building a fairer, healthier world, post-COVID-19. The fact that the Director-General of WHO has invited us to be part of this year’s event speaks to the urgency of fostering recovery for the entire world from the economic and social devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Building a fairer and healthier world will demand joint and concerted action. It will require that we, as members of the human family, stand resolutely together, to do everything that is required to return our ...
UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

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The UK medicines regulator identified 30 cases of rare blood clots after the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. But the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said the benefits of the vaccine still far outweighed the potential risk, with more than 18 million AstraZeneca doses administered in the UK. No blood clotting reports were received for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Officials said 18.1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine had been administered up to March 24. Of these, there were "22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and eight reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets". Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while others resumed inoculations as investigations into reports of rare, and some...
Over 1,617 Benefit From Eseri Health Fair

Over 1,617 Benefit From Eseri Health Fair

AFRICA, Business, Coca Cola, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD
As part of its social responsibility to the community, Eseri Women Initiative organized a health fair with support from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda (CCBA) in Mukono. The one-week health fair was in commemoration of women’s day on 8th October. Over 1,617 people benefited from the health fair. According to Ethel Lubwama, Director of Eseri Initiative, the health fair aimed to extend free health services to women and children. The women were encouraged to bring along their spouses for the health tests. Some of the services extended include HIV testing, cervical cancer screening, ART care and support, access to Family planning. Under this initiative, the health camp and blood donation shall be held quarterly throughout the year. “Although the focus was on Initiated HIV C...
KCCA launches operation Smart City   in Kisenyi 1&2

KCCA launches operation Smart City in Kisenyi 1&2

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Kampala,Uganda We are going to have Zero tolerance to garbage, Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority said this morning while launching Kampala Smart City Operation in Kisenyi 1,2 and Mengo. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy talking to garbage collectors.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This is a wide City Operation. It should be every stakeholder’s job. It includes leaders of Communities, landlords, market leaders and law enforcers. This is our city all of us. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage Channel.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage talking .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  This will be a weekly  Campaign launched  in different Parishes and Zones. Next we...
MTN Foundation Hands over a renovated a 10-classroom block at Busia Secondary School.

MTN Foundation Hands over a renovated a 10-classroom block at Busia Secondary School.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, UGANDA
Friday 26th March 2021- Kampala, Uganda: Busia Senior Secondary School has been given a new lease of life after the MTN foundation refurbished and handed over a 10 classroom block at the school located on the border town of Busia, Uganda. Established in 1979, the school which is the oldest in the district has been having a dilapidated structure which hasn’t received any facelift since it was first built over 40 years ago. “Our intention was to provide a conducive learning environment for the students of Busia secondary school. Our intervention involved replacement of the roofing, windows, doors, floor, plastering and giving the school a new coat of paint. Now it’s conducive enough for the students to be able to learn in it again,” Said Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager MTN Uga...
President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s leader  Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders like Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame who have been vaccinated. This happened  on Saturday at State House Nakasero.  “First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our Covid-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs; wear masks, wash, sanitise hands and observe social distance,” he said after he had got the jab. President  Museveni had early this month said he was undecided on which, of the COVID-19 vaccines, he will use to protect himself against coronavirus.  The 75-year-old President had said then that his ‘people’ are still studying, which of the vaccine...
‘Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021’

‘Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021’

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
WaterAid Uganda’s media report  The impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is being overlooked – threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. WaterAid’s latest report: “Turn the Tide: The state of the world’s water 2021” shows how people are losing access to clean water as longer droughts dry up springs, seawater infiltrates groundwater supplies and landslides take out water pumps. The international development organisation shows that investing in water systems that provide a reliable supply whatever the weather, is a frontline defence against the impact of climate change. In the crucial battle to reduce current and future glob...