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HEALTH: Uganda Prisons gets machines to increase the diagnosis of TB

HEALTH: Uganda Prisons gets machines to increase the diagnosis of TB

AFRICA, HEALTH, UGANDA
The Ministry of Health has handed over four GeneXpert machines to Uganda Prisons Service in order to increase diagnosis and detection of Tuberculosis among prisoners in Uganda. According to the officials,TB is the biggest cause of death among prisoners in Uganda therefore the additional machines will provide an opportunity for expanded capacity for TB diagnosis and detection of the resistant strains among inmates allowing for prompt initiation of treatment. According to Dr Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary in the ministry of Health, recent studies show that TB prevalence is 10 times more in our prisons than in the general population. She said this is due to over congestion among other factors thus the need for timely testing and treatment if found with TB. Atwine said the ...
UGANDA: EC out of Funds to enable Ugandans in the diaspora, prisoners to vote.

UGANDA: EC out of Funds to enable Ugandans in the diaspora, prisoners to vote.

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA- The Electoral Commission (EC) has petitioned court seeking more time to enable them cater for the participation of prisoners and Ugandans in the Diaspora and prisoners in national elections. In an application that was filed on Tuesday in the High Court, EC through its legal officer Mr Hamid Lugoloobi stated that the commission does not have money to facilitate the process. Mr Lugoloobi said that the money that was allocated to the commission for the 2020/2021 financial year can only handle registered Ugandans. Last month, Justice Lydia Mugambe, ended the 25- year ban on voting rights of prisoners and Ugandans abroad.  "As citizens, Ugandans of eighteen years and above who are in prison or in the Diaspora have the right to vote under Article 59 of the Constitution...