Category «Health»

Ear scratching could get you deaf-says the Doctor

Did you know that removing your ear wax which many people call cleaning their ears could cause deafness? Those suffering from itchy or painful ears are advised to visit their doctor rather than try to fix the problem themselves. A general doctor from Mulago Hospital Dr. Phenekance Bwambale says using cotton buds risks could lead to bursting the eardrum, causing bleeding and temporary hearing loss. Dr Bwambale says in many cases the injury will heal but damage to minuscule bones deep inside the ear can cause permanent deafness. He advises those suffering from itchy or painful ears to visit their doctor. Story by Diane Wanyana

All is set for the Full Woman Health Camp

It’s here again and this time it’s bigger and better! The 5th edition of the annual Full Woman Health camp is on this Saturday at the Kampala Serena Hotel. This year, the event will run under the theme wellness and total health. According to the Monitor Publications Cooperate Affairs officer Jackie Tahakanizibwa, this year’s health camp is mainly focusing on nutrition The annual Full Woman Health Camp is part of the Monitor Publications corporate responsibility projects seeking to improve the well-being of Ugandans.

Agago moves to prevent CCHF

Health officials in Agago district say they are to work with the ministry of agriculture and embark on animal intervention measures to curb the Congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever. The District Director Health Services Dr. Emmanuel Otto says the 304 million shillings the district requisitioned for the response plan is for both human and animal intervention measures. The animal intervention measures include among others sensitization of farmers on best practices on slaughtering, spraying animals and testing. He however says they are yet to receive the money. Meanwhile Dr. Otto says they are still waiting for test results for the samples that were obtained from the animals two weeks ago. About 50 animals had their blood samples taken to be tested for …

No new cases of CCHF in Agago

No new cases of the Congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever have been recorded in Agago district. The Distric Director Health Services Dr Emmanuel Otto says the three people who were admitted last week at the isolation centre in Kalongo hospital were discharged on Saturday. He says the blood samples taken from the last patient to be admitted tested negative.. Meanwhile he says the district expects to get some finances from the government soon. The money is to aid in intervention measures for controlling the disease. Two people have so far died since the disease was first reported last month while 21 others who had contact with the dead are being observed.  

No money for midwives’ salaries

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija

Government has confirmed that it will not be able to provide the Sh84 billion for midwives wages. The announcement is bound to affect the functioning of health center IIIs and IV’s. This has been confirmed by the state minister for planning Matia Kasaija. Kasaija says this financial year government is focused mostly on infrastructural development and not health. However, members of the civil society on maternal, new born and child health say they are not going to stop pushing for the release of that money. The executive director of the White Ribon Alliance Robina Biteyi says cases of maternal mortality have slightly gone up due to limited funding at health center III and IV’s.