Category «Health»

2018 malaria report indicates a stalemate in reduction of malaria

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The 2018 world health malaria report has indicated stalemate in reduction of malaria cases after years of decline globally. According to the report, for the second consecutive year, the annual report estimated 219 million cases of malaria were recorded, compared to 217 million IN 2016 even though the number of people contracting malaria globally had been steadily falling, from 239 million in 2010 to 214 million in 2015. The world health organization’s Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom said that world faces a new reality as progress stagnates and thus urgent measures are need. In 2017 3.5 million more malaria cases reported in 10 African countries including Uganda.

Museveni pledges to continue improving the working conditions of health workers

By Moses Ndhaye. President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to continue improving the working conditions of health workers as the country targets to have over than 80,000 medical workers. Addressing doctors under the Uganda Medical association last night during their dinner, Museveni said the country currently has only 7000 who are enough to deliver quality services to all Ugandans. Museveni says all   that is required to prevent Ugandan doctors from seeking for greener pastures abroad is by facilitating them well with a better pay. He has now asked doctors to put more focus on disease prevention if the cost of treating Ugandans is to reduce.

93% of children breathe polluted air

By Ssebuliba Samuel. A new world health report has revealed that over 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathe air that is so polluted that affect their health and development at serious risk. WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. The report reveals that when pregnant women are exposed to polluted air, they are more likely to give birth prematurely, and have small, low birth-weight children. According to Dr Tedros Adhanom the WHO Director-General this so because children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution is that they breathe more rapidly than adults and so absorb more pollutants. He said that these also live …

All government health facilities should remain open 24\7 – PS MOH

By Shamim Natebwa. The government through ministry of health says that all government health facilities have to remain operational 24\7 to give  a chance to all Ugandans have access to health services as preserved in the Bill of rights . According to the permanent secretary ministry of health Doctor Dianna Atwiine, there yet to start operations to have all supervisors of the public health facilities that close at night and weekend held accountable, thus asking Ugandans to report such cases. The move comes at time when very many Ugandans find it difficult to access treatment on weekend and night after very many health facilities tend to close at night and weekend. Meanwhile doctor Atwiine notes that the National health guidelines …

30percent of rural Uganda has no access to clean water report

BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI. A new report on the state of access to safe water in rural areas shows that 30 percent of the rural population does not have access to clean drinking water. The report also shows that in  urban areas only 26 percent of the population have access to clean safe drinking water while 21 percent of the population do not have access to basic sanitation meaning the defecate outside. Speaking to KFM today in an exclusive interview, The executive director of Uganda water and sanitation NGO network Yunia Musaazi says nearly half of the population does not wash their hands with soap after using the toilet. This means majority of Ugandans shake hands and eat food with …