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07 Jun 2018 description
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  • The flooded diversion routes have been cordoned off with warning tapes to prevent the public from approaching them.
  • From Soroti to Moroto, The only existing diversion, [Lorengedwat-Nadunget road] currently has fast rising waters and the drift at Lotome is also unsafe to public transport. In the interim, we call for patience from travellers as flood levels subside.

By Serestino Tusingwire

03 Jun 2018 description
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- Traffic police director, AIGP Dr Steven Kasiima, said they were yet to register traffic mishaps except a few motorcyclists and drivers who were arrested for deviating from the day's traffic flow rules.

By JOSPEH KATO

WAKISO. A total of 19 pilgrims suspected to be cholera patients are under surveillance at Naguru hospital according to Dr John Baptist Waniaye, commissioner for emergency medical services at ministry of health.

29 May 2018 description
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By YAHUDU KITUNZI & LEONARD MUKOOLI

In Summary

  • Mr Micheal Sunday, a project officer of 10m Tree Planting Project in the Mt Elgon region, says: “Human activities have left the slopes of Mt Elgon bare with no tree to hold the soils.”

25 May 2018 description
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In Summary

  • Background. The victim failed to cross the flooded road on her way from Napak to deliver in Soroti Town.

MOROTO.

An expectant mother and her unborn baby died on Tuesday after a vehicle she was travelling in failed to cross a flooded Lorengechora Bridge, 78kms on the Moroto-Soroti road. Torrential rain had pounded the area from Monday 8pm until 7am on that day.

24 May 2018 description
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In Summary
- Mr Michael Higenyi, a resident said the flooding has also devastated many roads in the district making them impassable.
- Butaleja District Woman MP, Ms Milly Mugeni describing the situation as grave, said the affected families need urgent financial and moral support.

By YAHUDU KITUNZI

Hundreds of residents in different sub-counties in Butaleja District have been displaced by floods from River Manafwa.

18 May 2018 description
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By LEONARD MUKOOLI

MANAFWA. Fresh landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in the Mt Elgon region have buried at least 30 houses and displaced over 200 residents in different Sub- Counties in Manafwa District.

The multiple landslides occurred on Wednesday evening following heavy rains that started at 9 am in the morning, leaving 5 villages of Bunashirewe, Buwafula, Bunamungoma A, Bunamungoma B and Soobi in the Sub counties of Kaato, Bunabutsale and Weswa sub counties in Bubulo West County, affected.

12 May 2018 description
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By FELIX WAROM OKELLO

Health officials in West Nile have issued an alert following the outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighboring DR Congo that has killed 17 people.

The officials said there should be screening of those crossing from DR Congo to Uganda but the porous borders with numerous illegal entry points pose a danger to the local communities.

The Acting Hospital Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital, Dr Alex Adaku, said an infection, prevention and emergency response committee has been formed to handle any emergency cases.

11 May 2018 description
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By PATRICK EBONG ALEBTONG. The Ministry of Health has announced an outbreak of measles in 26 districts across the country. Health minister Jane Aceng named the most affected districts as Amuru in northern Uganda, and Kamuli, Mbale, and Butebo in the east of the country.

She said government, in collaboration with development partners, would carry out mass immunisation of all children under five years against the disease.

07 May 2018 description
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In Summary

  • Mr Joseph Galimaka, a resident of Kaliro Town, said the bad state of the road has affected the transportation of produce, cattle and milk from Buyende District to Kaliro and its neighbouring districts.
  • The residents say since the floods started, their efforts to draw the district authorities’ attention have hit a snag.

By Yazid Yolisigira

Transport along Kaliro-Buyende road has been paralysed after the road that joins the two districts became flooded at Lumbuye Swamp located in Bujeje Village, Kaliro District.

07 May 2018 description
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  • Ms Opendi said the government has secured a cholera vaccine that is already being administered to children aged one year and above in Hoima and Kyegegwa districts.
  • Recently, cholera broke out in refugee settlement camps of Kyangwali in Hoima District and Kyaka II in Kyegegwa District.

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA The Ministry of Health has indicated that it has not registered any new cholera case in Kampala apart from the seven cases currently receiving treatment at Naguru hospital.

06 May 2018 description
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  • According to Mr Elimu, the disease could have crossed into Amudat from the neigbouring Kenyan village of Kamketo.

  • He said, the disease got an advantage to spread very fast due to low latrine coverage and poor water systems in the Sub County.

By Steven Ariong

Cholera outbreak in Amudat District in Karamoja sub region, north eastern Uganda has so far claimed two lives while 48 are currently receiving treatment at Amudat health center IV.

06 May 2018 description
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By MISAIRI THEMBO KAHUNGU

The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed the outbreak of cholera in Makindye Division in Kampala. The minister of State for Primary Health Care, Ms Sarah Opendi, told Sunday Monitor that by Friday, four people with signs of cholera had been admitted to the hospital.

“It is confirmed and four people were admitted at Naguru hospital by yesterday (Friday). One has been confirmed and the rest are probable. They are all from Makindye Division in Kampala,” Ms Opendi said.

29 Apr 2018 description
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By YAHUDU KITUNZI & LEOARD MUKOOLI

Over 2000 residents displaced by landslides in the different villages of Bududa Sub County in Bududa District have sought refuge in the nearby schools, churches and trading centres.

27 Apr 2018 description
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By AGENCIES

Stephen Maniraguha, a resident of Mulago II Ward in Kamwokya says that the recurrent weather conditions are threatening public health in several homes around slums in Kampala as a result of blocked drainage systems, poor sanitation and hygiene.

While the onset of season-long rains brought relief to drought-hit areas of Uganda, slum dwellers in Kampala are struggling to cope with constant floods and sewage runoffs.

26 Apr 2018 description
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In Summary

-The Kyegegwa Resident District Commissioner, Ms Grace Nyakwera, said the district administration has already written to government and the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) for the rescue.

  • She blamed the incident to people who continue cultivating along the river banks, warning that all people living in the wetlands are going to be evicted.

By ALEX ASHABA

18 Apr 2018 description
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BUTALEJA- Torrential rain being experienced in several parts of eastern Uganda has caused floods which have damaged bridges and roads. Leresi Bridge on Mbale- Butaleja Road has been damaged making transport along the route difficult.

The bridge on River Manafwa, which was constructed in 1960s, was submerged on Monday after a heavy down pour. Commuters who use the road are stranded.

Motorists have been forced to divert to Bunghanji-Budaka District to connect to Mbale town.

The most affected sub counties are Himutu, Mazimasa, Kachonga and Butaleja town council.

17 Apr 2018 description
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In Summary

Residents have been encouraged to boil water before drinking, eat warn food, wash hands before and after eating, avoid fetching water from swamps/rivers, avoid eating foods or drinking juices sold on roadsides, embrace good pit-latrines practices.

By MUDANGHA KOLYANGHA

23 Mar 2018 description
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By FELIX BASIIME

KYEGEGWA - Police in Kyegegwa District are holding 10 people suspected of stealing food items meant for refugees in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement.

The suspects, who include staff of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international NGO, and some refugees were allegedly caught stealing the food items that include several bags of posho and a number of jerrycans of cooking oil on Tuesday night.

DRC’s responsibility is to distribute food items from the World Food Programme (WFP) stores to the refugees.

15 Mar 2018 description
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By Felix Ainebyoona Police in Mbarara District have confirmed one person dead and several others displaced by floods following a heavy downpour on Wednesday.

A building under construction at Rwizi Arch Hotel in Kamukuzi Division collapsed also due to heavy rain.

Running water around the same area swept unspecified number of people who were traveling on Boda bodas.

The Rwizi region police spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira said police are doing all they can to rescue people.