Category «Health»

Nurses appeal on equipment

As Uganda waits to join the rest of the world in marking the International Nurses and Midwifery Day, government is urged to offer more materials for use in the hospital labor wards. The President of the Nurses and Midwifery Association, Lt. Birabwa Kiwanuka says basic materials like gloves are missing in many hospitals exposing midwives …

Women protest, tie selves on trees

Women activists have this morning tied themselves on to trees in protest, highlighting the plight of nodding disease victims in Northern disease. The women tied their hands and waists to the tree, before saying a prayer and observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims. The women activists’ protest move was symbolic of …

WHO on nodding disease victims

The World health organization has opposed the manner in which at least 25 children affected by nodding disease were transferred from Kitgum to Kampala. The Kitgum district Woman Mp Beatrice Anywar is reported to have transported the 25 children in a bus to Mulago Hospital, saying they were not being given due attention. The outbreak …

Measles outbreak in Namayingo District

Over 200 cases of measles have been registered in Namayingo district since November last year. Dr. James Magoola the District Health Officer says most of the cases have been registered in the Sigulu islands, where parents have ignored routine immunization of their children. Last week 25 children were admitted to Namayingo Hospital after they were …

The growing threat of Leukemia

Leukemia is one of the most deadly cancers that affect children. Also known as cancer of the blood, it accounts for 40% of the cases of cancer reported among children at Mulago Hospital. As I enter the children’s ward for cancer, my attention is first drawn to a 14 year old boy. Badru Were looks …