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61,000 children to be vaccinated in Buliisa district

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has set Wednesday to Sunday this week a national exercise for immunizing polio and measles across the country.
At least 61,000 children in Buliisa district are to be vaccinated, 80% in schools and 20% in churches and communities. The exercise will start in schools then over the weekend in communities and churches.

138 field workers and 138 front volunteers have already been trained to conduct the exercise in the 66 immunization centres, 6 sub counties, and 1 town council in the district.

The exercise also targets at least 100% of the population of children, 43% are below 15 years, targeting 25.5% of polio vaccine below five years and 9 month to 14 years to be immunized measles vaccine.

Medical and Dental Council cautions Ugandans on telemedicine

Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council has advised Ugandans to think twice before using Telemedicine, saying it is unregulated. Telemedicine refers to the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients through telecommunication technology.

According to the council, while Telemedicine is being practiced in Uganda and is fast becoming popular, it is still a grey area. Dr. Katumba Ssentongo Gabula, the Registrar Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council, says currently there is no law governing telemedicine in the country.

The Seven(7) surprising benefits of Marijuana tea

There are many impressive benefits of marijuana tea, including its ability to reduce nausea, stimulate the appetite, relieve stress and anxiety, protect heart health, eliminate pain, prevent cognitive decline, and boost the immune system, among others.

What is Marijuana Tea?

Marijuana tea comes from the cannabis plant, and the benefits are mainly derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient found in cannabis. [1] This compound binds to the pain receptors in our brain, essentially functioning as a natural pain reliever, among other therapeutic purposes. Use of this tea is recommended if you live in a country or region where the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana is legal.

Ugandans warned of water contamination as rainy season sets in

The Ministry of Health predicts an increase in water borne diseases from September to November.

In a statement released last night, the Ministry warned that as the second rainy season sets in, there will be contamination of water sources and floods washing away the latrines leading to disease.

Ugandan men opting out of circumcision

There has been a drop in the number of men opting for safe male circumcision- SMC over the past three years.

Information from Uganda AIDS Commission shows that 703,997 men were circumcised in the last 2018/2019 financial year compared to 747,244 in 2017/2018. In 2017, the same trend was recorded with 800,000 men being circumcised compared to 1 million in 2016.

Dr. Nelson Musoba, the Director General UAC, says the reduction of 43,247 in the number of men being circumcised will not stop the country’s target of circumcising over 4 million men.

Mukono Tycoon, who was wheeled out of ICU to Wandegeya Equity bank has died

Mukono tycoon, who was wheeled out of ICU to Wandegeya Equity bank has died

Zabazungu John, a tycoon from Mukono district has passed on today.

Mr Zabazungu was wheeled out of ICU to Equity bank Wandeya branch, a Kampala suburb to authorize the withdrawal of medical fees.

Specialised Fistula hospital launched in Uganda

Soroti district is home to the first Specialized Fistula hospital in East Africa. The hospital is found in Awasi village in Arapai sub-county along Soroti – Lira highway, six kilometers away from Soroti town.

Alice Emasu, the Executive Director Fistula hospital, says construction of the Shillings 4.72 billion facility was financed by the International Fistula Alliance.

The Association for the Rehabilitation and Re-orientation of Women for Development-TERREWODE, a local non-governmental organization spearheaded the establishment of the fistula hospital in Uganda.

Equity Bank humiliates a prominent customer on oxygen seeking to withdraw urgent treatment money

Mukono based businessman John  Zabazungu’s in  comma after Equity bank Wandegeya branch denied him access to his saved money on his account for almost half a day. Whisper Eye Reports.

Kavuma John a son of Zabazungu  well known to Whisper Eye has said that his father was denied access  to his money from Equity Bank for his health urgent  Medical Bill.  Zabazungu is battling to save his life in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) .

State House health unit disguises as a patient , nab unqualified nurses in Wakiso

State house Health Monitoring Unit (HMU) has intensified its Mandatory Operations in Wakiso district in a clean up exercise dubbed “Ensuring Compliance to Medical & National Drug Authority (NDA) Regulations”

The pacification exercise comes amidst reports of increasing numbers of imposters masquerading as Doctors, Clinical Officers, Enrolled Nurses and Midwifes. While operating drug shops licensed by National Drug Authority as class C.

Majority of whom with questionable academic qualifications, required documents, and licences.

Speaker Kadaga donates delivery items to health facilities worth millions in Kamuli

The speaker of Uganda’s Parliament who doubles as Kamuli Woman member of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaaga takes a lead to improve health services. Whisper Eye Reports.

Hon. Kaddaga has donated various necessities and equipments to health facilities as a move to promote the sector in the region.

On her tour, the speaker has promised to mobilise more funds to promote health and education sectors.

Human gassing disrupts proceedings at assembly meeting in Kenya

The meeting was at the Homa Bay County Assembly ( Homa Bay County Assembly )
A break of wind caused a break in proceedings when someone farted during a debate in a Kenyan regional assembly meeting.

A member was accused of having “polluted the air” during the gathering, according to local reports.
The alleged culprit denied doing so and said he could “not do such a thing” in front of colleagues.

Complacency responsible for malaria rebound in Kampala, says Health Ministry

There is deteriorating immunity against malaria among people in Kampala, Dr. Jimmy Opigo, the program manager malaria control at the Ministry of Health has revealed.

Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday evening, the doctor said their surveillance teams have noted an increasing number of people reporting for both out and in-patient care at various facilities with severe forms of malaria.

The most affected are children who are becoming anemic and others deteriorating into kidney and chest complications.

Mbarara Chief Magistrate runs mad rushed to Butabika hospital

Mbarara Chief Magistrate Pamela Karamagi has been rushed to Butabika mental hospital over mental disorder after failing to  handle Col  Besigye’s  case of inciting violence in Mbarara court.

According to our spies judiciary recalled her immediately after her conditions worsened and failed to finish the case.

“Pamela has been working well until last month when she started getting bad dreams of people trying to kill her and rape her,” says her close pals.

Health workers under probe for stealing doppler machine

Four medical workers from Amolatar district are under investigation for allegedly stealing a doppler machine.

The machine is used to monitor the heartbeat of unborn babies in order to provide an audible simulation of the heartbeat and estimate the blood flow through blood vessels of expectant mothers.

The machine valued between four and five million shillings, was donated to Amolatar Health Centre IV by Rhites North Lango, a health promotion Non-Governmental Organization. The machine that was donated on Wednesday last week reportedly went missing few days after it was installed in the maternity ward.

Health monitoring unit cracks a whip on illegal drug shops in Wakiso

Uganda State House health monitoring unit has earlier in the day dispatched a team of Professional Nursing Officers to Kira and Kyaliwajala in Wakiso District to carry out specialized operations involving Drug shops and Health facilities operating Illegally and those falling short of the Minimum, Professional and Medical Standards. Whisper Eye Reports.

The State House team visited eight health facilities and closed down three for lack of what it called proper operational licenses, employing non qualified nurses and selling drugs not stipulated by the National Drug Authority in their Licenses.

11 drown after 3 boats capsize in Philippines

At least eleven people have died and three others were missing after three ferry boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines according to local officials.

Sixty three survivors were plucked from the water on Saturday after huge waves swamped the boats in the Guimaras Strait, regional police chief Rene Pamuspusan told reporters.