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How Kenya is constructing Africa’s largest AIDS drug factory

The Kenyan government wants to alleviate the heavy cost of importing AIDS drugs as construction of the largest AIDS drug factory in Africa has begun in Kenya. In enviable and valiant attempts to cut down costs on AIDS drugs, Kenya is in the process of building the largest AIDS drug factory in Africa at a […]

Women should not be blamed for suffering sexual assault

By Kanyomozi Rabwoni A V-Room discussion on Nxt Radio (2pm-4pm) Sunday suddenly reminded me April is the Sexual Awareness month. In our discussion, it became quickly obvious that the challenge of sexual assault is alive and thriving in Uganda still. And when it happens, the victim gets the blame first and most of the time. […]

Doctor fighting Ebola outbreak in Congo killed in attack

A doctor fighting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack on an eastern hospital, according to the World Health Organization. Several gunmen from a local militia attacked the hospital in the city of Butembo, one of the epicenters of the Ebola outbreak, killing Richard Mouzoko, an epidemiologist from […]

IHK doctor applied for annual leave five days before going missing

Dr Catherine Agaba, a doctor attached to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) who went missing on April 13 initially lost contact with her employers several days before. According to IHK management, Dr Agaba applied for annual leave on Tuesday April 9, and that was the last they heard from her. The hospital confirms that Agaba is […]

Health Ministry Decries Low Turn-up of Girls for Cervical Cancer Vaccination

The Ministry of Health has revealed a worrying trend in the uptake of its new program, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination for 10-year-old girls nationally that was introduced in November 2015 to counterattack the rise of cervical cancer in women. According to the Ministry, since the project was introduced three years back, majority of the […]

Deputy Speaker Oulanyah Visits Butabika Mental Hospital

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah on Thursday paid a visit to the National Referral and Mental Teaching Hospital, Chimp Corps report. Oulanyah camped at the children’s ward where he shared Easter goodies and later played football with the joyous youngsters. The Deputy Speaker also toured the Hospital and later held discussions with the […]

Uganda Registers Low Turn-up for Cervical Cancer Vaccination

The Ministry of Health has revealed a worrying trend in the uptake of its new program, Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination for 10 year old girls that was introduced in November 2015 to counterattack the raise of cervical cancer in women. According to the Ministry, since the project was introduced three years back, majority of […]

Patients Petition State House Anti-Corruption Unit Over Bribery Allegations At Masaka Hospital

Patients at Masaka Hospital have petitioned the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate reports that some staff at the hospital solicit money from patients admitted in the general wards. Mr  Swaibu Sulambaya Makumbi, the spokesperson  of patients at Masaka Hospital,  cited a case of  Faith  Namugumya, a student at Kampala University Masaka Campus, who was […]

Ministry Of Health Dismisses Ebola Rumors In Uganda

The Director General, Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Henry Mwebesa has dismissed social media claims that there is an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda. Recently there were reports in the media that cases of Ebola had been confirmed in some parts of the country like Kasese and Entebbe. “We do not have, and […]

State House Probes Case of “Mutilated” Baby At Naguru Hospital

The anguish of a mother and her family after they were handed a dead and “mutilated” new born baby has seen the State House Health Monitoring Unit swing into action.  Ms. Barbara Akankwasa, a resident of Mulimira zone, Bukoto, Kampala, gave birth normally at Naguru General Hospital but her joy of having a child was […]

How to Preserve Your Milk This Easter Season

The Easter holiday is here and It’s likely that you will not want to move out of the house to keep buying small quantities of different items everyday. One way to avoid this is to understand how best you can store these to see you through the long holiday. One of the things that go […]

Uganda to launch five year cancer-control plan

The Uganda Cancer Society (UCS) is drafting a national five year cancer control plan that will run 2020 to 2025. Under the plan, UCS intends to harness the abilities of cancer survivors to create awareness about the affliction. The campaign will demystify myths and misconceptions about Cancer survivors are especially crucial to the campaign as […]

Israeli company given green light to start marijuana farm in Uganda

In an unprecedented move, an Israeli company, Together Pharma has been cleared to start growing Marijuana in Uganda by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). Its license was approved by UIA on March 18, 2019. “This investment License has been issued under Section 16 of the Investment Code, 1991. The provision of the Investment Code 1991 […]

Queen Nagginda: Keep politics out of the health sector, support our doctors

The Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda Luswata has asked responsible authorities to keep politics out of the health sector. She says Uganda has good doctors but they are not supported to perform to their best. She adds that Ugandan doctors only need proper training, necessary equipment for improved health care. This was during the funeral […]

There is no Ebola outbreak in Jinja, government assures

The government through the ministry of health has dispelled reports of a possible Ebola outbreak in Jinja district. Over the weekend, Jinja district chairman Titus Kisambira shocked people when he said that the district had registered Ebola. “The outbreak of Ebola in Jinja is real. We are doing everything possible within our means to contain […]

WFP Donates Ambulances to Monitor High Risk Ebola districts

World Food Programme(WFP) has donated 5 ambulances to the Ministry of Health aiming at easing the monitoring of high risk Ebola districts. The high risk Ebola districts are those bordering Uganda and Congo like Bundibugyo, Kasese, Ntoroko, Kanungu and Bunyangabo. According to the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the ambulances will guide and […]

Uganda: 1 Killed by Crimea-Congo Fever

Uganda’s Health Ministry has confirmed a case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Chimp Corps report. “Yes, it is true, one person died in the area of Entebbe and was buried in Jinja,” said Health Ministry Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyoona on Sunday night.  “Tests confirmed that this person died of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever,” he told ChimpReports in […]

Mbale: Residents to sue NWSC over contamination of River Nabuyonga

GERALD MATEMBU  Residents of Mbale Municipality have threatened to sue National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for negligence. The residents blame the corporation for looking on as sewerage runoff continues to contaminate the river that serves as a source of livelihood to surrounding communities. River Nabuyonga is part of the Mpologoma catchment which ends up […]

Mbale: Residents to sue NWSC over contamination of River Nabuyonga

GERALD MATEMBU  Residents of Mbale Municipality have threatened to sue National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for negligence. The residents blame the corporation for looking on as sewerage runoff continues to contaminate the river that serves as a source of livelihood to surrounding communities. River Nabuyonga is part of the Mpologoma catchment which ends up […]

Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offers clues to Cholera epidemics

Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War I and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today. The bug – thought to be the oldest publicly available sample of the V. cholerae bacterium – was isolated in […]

Rwanda: Abortion pardons leave rights activists hopeful

When Rwandan President Paul Kagame pardoned 367 women last week who were imprisoned for abortion, it came as a welcome surprise to many women’s rights activists there and around the world. Kagame also pardoned 62 women for abortion in 2016. Some see the president’s latest move as a sign that the country is easing restrictions […]

Minister Warns On Misuse of Nodding Syndrome Money

The State Minister for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu has warned health workers and technical staffs in the Nodding syndrome affected areas to stop abusing money meant to help children affected by the Nodding Syndrome. The Minister was addressing a stakeholders meeting from Gulu where she said the ministry has been getting reports […]

Kabale Men Shun Male Circumcision

While Safe Male Circumcision has been lauded by science as one of the important methods to scale down the HIV/AIDS infection, most males in Kabale district have shunned the operation. Scientific studies have shown that Safe Male Circumcision reduces the chances of HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted disease infection by 60%. Early in 2012, Ministry […]

Uganda receives five ambulances to help in monitoring Ebola high risk districts

Additional reporting by Lydia Nabawanda Uganda has received five ambulances from the World Food Program (WFP) to help monitor districts at high risk of Ebola outbreak. The ambulances were handed over to the Ministry of Health by the newly appointed British High Commissioner to Uganda Peter West. They were received by the Minister of Health […]

Mbale dry patch stretches to fifth month as NWSC battles farmers diverting water (VIDEO)

Mbale Municipality residents have gone five months with inadequate water supply. The residents accuse the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) of not supplying enough water. NWSC, in response, accuses residents of tampering with the water supply. Residents of Mbale Municipality largely depend on tap water from the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. However, residents […]