Category «Health»

Uganda Marks Condom day

  Condom use continues to be low due the myths attached to it. This is according to the chairperson of the World Medical Association Dr.Margaret Mugherera. She also says that many people think that the condoms cause discomfort and end up engaging in risky sexual behavior. She however says all this can be changed if …

NDA to monitor health facilities

Effective February, the Uganda National Drug Authority says it is to begin inspecting all public health facilities. The move is aimed at ensuring that the health facilities meet all required standards of storing and issuing out drugs. The executive director of the Authority Gordon Ssematiko says among the key things they are looking out for …

Alcohol linked to HIV infection rate

Did you know that taking alcohol increases your chances of contracting HIV? A study conducted by the Makerere University School of Public Health shows that the HIV prevalence rate among people who consume alcohol stands at 11%. This is way higher compared to the 6% prevalence rate among those who do not drink alcohol. Dr …

Experts sent to Hoima over measles outbreak

The ministry of health has sent a team of experts to Hoima district to handle the measles outbreak. The measles outbreak reported last week has so far killed three people with more than 300 affected. The permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr. Asuman Lukwago says their team with the help of UNICEF will …

Lyantonde residents protest over garbage

Residents of Lyantonde Town Council on Sunday protested over the increasing volume of rubbish in their area. The residents under the leadership of Mr Mustafa Kalule, the Lyantonde Taxi Drivers and Owners Association chairman, went around the scattering rubbish on the streets to show their discontent. They say the stench from the garbage heaps has …