Category «Health»

Pneumonia appeal made

As the country joins the rest of the world to mark the world Pneumonia day, the ministry of health has been urged to step up efforts in the fight against the disease. According to the Uganda pediatric association, about 27,000 children die of pneumonia annually. A senior pediatrician at Mulago Referral Hospital Dr. Sabrina Kitaka …

Conjoined twins have died

The conjoined twins who were admitted at Mulago hospital have died. The twins who were born at Buhinda Hospital in Fort portal district on 5th of October were admitted at Mulago Hospital last week. The twins, both boys are sons to Olivia Kaminde and Robert Kyaligonza. The twins had respiratory problems and had been admitted …

Conjoined twins fight for life

The new set of conjoined twins admitted at Mulago hospital is still fighting for their lives with respiratory problems. The twins who were born at Buhinda Hospital in Fortportal district on 5th of October were admitted at Mulago Hospital last week. The twins both boys are sons of Olivia Kaminde and Robert Kyaligonza. The doctors …

Maburg: 2 more deaths reported

Two more people suspected to have contracted the Marburg virus have died in Ibanda District. If confirmed, this will bring the total number of Marburg deaths to seven. Health experts there say the two had been admitted at Ibanda hospital after they presented with Marburg signs. The deceased whose identities have not yet been revealed …

HIV/AIDS infections highest in Central Region

The latest findings from a survey conducted on HIV/AIDS indicate that the Central Region has the highest prevalence rate at 10%. This is followed by Mid-Northern region with 8.3% Mid Western, South Western, with the lowest number of cases in Mid-Eastern Uganda at 4%. This is according to the findings from the latest HIV/AIDS Indicators …