By ROBERT ELEMA
Three projects being implemented under the Refugee and Host Population for Empowerment (ReHoPE) project in Yumbe District have stalled due to lack of funds.
ReHoPE is a project that supports refugees and the host communities in Yumbe District, with funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
By ALEX TUMUHIMBISE
Kakumiro. Irene Mukyeshiwabo, a mother of five from Kalangara Village in Nkooko Sub-county, Kakumiro District, is living in distress over the health of her children.
By Monitor Reporter
Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease.
The acting director of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa on Monday issued a notice directing all district health officers in the country to be vigilant.
By LILIAN NAMAGEMBE
Kampala - Ministry of Health has warned Ugandans residing in districts bordering Ebola-stricken DR Congo, against the consumption of bush meat through which the disease is said to be spread.
Leaders in DR Congo on Tuesday confirmed 20 people had died from the haemorrhagic fever in and around Mangina, a densely populated town about 100km from the Uganda’s Mpondwe border post in the Western district of Kasese.
By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA
Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines.
A mother, who preferred anonymity in order to speak freely, told Daily Monitor that Kawempe Hospital, which is affiliated to Mulago National Referral Hospital, had run out of the polio vaccine by the time she delivered her baby.
- Mr Alex Maseraka, the district planner, says floods have impacted on the district budget since they have had to allocate Shs70 million each financial year to mitigate flood effects.
- He adds that the Comprehensive Disaster Management Plan of Shs25 billion was made and submitted to the Office of Prime Minister but since then it has never been implemented.
By ENID NINSIIMA & FELIX BASIIME
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By Lilian Namagembe
Kampala - The government move to grant districts the mandate to manage indoor residual spraying (IRS) exercise intended to get rid of malaria has saved government billions of shillings as opposed to implementation of the exercise through partners, officials have revealed.
By MUDANGHA KOLYANGHA & YAHUDU KITUNZI
Health officials in Butebo and Mbale Districts have announced an outbreak of Measles.
The acting Butebo District Health Officer, Dr Nathan Tibako, said on Tuesday that the airborne disease had been confirmed in 44 people after laboratory tests were done in February this year.
KAMPALA - The onset of the first rainy season that started a week ago has left Kawempe hospital flooded and patients scattering for their lives.
The Thursday downpour, flooded the private wing of the hospital.
Constructed at an estimated cost of $11.3 million (about Shs40.6 billion), with funding from the African Development Bank and the Nigeria Trust Fund, the 170 bed hospital with a private wing was opened in 2016 to host Mulago National Referral Hospital's gynaecology and obstetric department during its renovation and thereafter decongest it.
- Hoima District secretary of education and health, Mr Mugenyi Mulindambura asked the central government to use a multi sectoral approach in mitigating the cholera outbreak.
Cholera has killed 29 people in Hoima District, medical officers have confirmed.
The cholera outbreak was last week confirmed to have hit Congolese refugees in Kyangwali settlement camp who fled from fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
"The District Chairperson of Nakaseke cannot announce the outbreak. Wait for a statement from the Ministry of Health Tomorrow regarding the issue you have raised," Opendi who did not deny or confirm the reported case of CCHF disease in Nakaseke told the Daily Monitor on Phone.
On September 8 2017, cases of the CCHF disease were confirmed in Nakaseke District where an isolation centre was put up to manage the emergencies.