Category «Health»

Uganda scores poorly on maternal health-WHO

By Damali Muhkaye Uganda continues to perform dismally in maternal health with pregnant women accessing antenatal care only four times. This is against the World Health Organization’s recommendation of accessing antenatal care eight times. Speaking to KFM, the ministry of health Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwiine says the fact that most mothers know about their …

President Museveni accuses government officials of frustrusting investor

By Emmanuel Ainebyoona President Yoweri Museveni has blamed government officials for delaying the construction of the specialized hospital at Lubowa in Wakiso District and also warned individuals claiming ownership of the land whose title is in government’s custody. Presiding over the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the 264-bed capacity international specialized hospital of Uganda …

Health ministry rolls out mosquito net distribution in Central Uganda

By Shamim Nateebwa The Ministry of Health has commenced registration of households to receive Long Lasting Insecticide treated mosquito Nets in 22 districts in Central Uganda. These include Mubende, Bukomansimbi, Butambala, Gomba, Kalangala, Kalungu, Kayunga, Kiboga, The others are Kyankwanzi, Luwero, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Nakaseke, Buikwe and Buvuma among others. According to the …

Muslims begin fasting today

By Ali Mivule & Shamim Nateebwa Millions of Muslims across the globe start fasting today in the holy month of Ramadhan. During this period, Muslims do away with eating and drinking during day while married couples sacrifice their sexual desires for 30 days. Now the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has urged Muslims …