Uganda has met the Millennium Development Goal target on Tuberculosis. This is after the country registered a tremendous decline in the number of TB patients. According to ministry of health the number of Ugandans having TB has reduced from 88,500 to 64,000 The ministry’s permanent secretary Dr. Asuman Lukwago says the country has halved the number of people dying due to Tuberculosis in the last 12 years from 9,900 in 1990 to 4,700 in 2012. Uganda has met the Millennium Development Goal target on Tuberculosis. This is after the country registered a tremendous decline in the number of TB patients. According to ministry of health the number of Ugandans having TB has reduced from 88,500 to 64,000 Lukwago notes that …
Financial support to the private health sector has been neglected, according to the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID). Addressing a joint news conference in Kampala this morning, Officials from Eco Bank and USAID said financial institutions should provide funding to the health sector to enable it to grow. USAID’s Chief of Party on the Uganda Private Health Support programme, Dr. Kiragga Dithan says most health institutions have been left out in favour of business entities, yet they are able to invest in the economy. Dr. Kiragga says in partnership with Eco Bank, they are to invest 15 billion shillings over a 7 year period in which private health care providers will access credit to boost their businesses.
The Kabaka of Buganda’s visit to Kayunga district has largely been peaceful, according to the police. Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba says apart from a few arrests made, there has not been any major case of crime reported. On the second day of his tour of Kayunga district, the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has commissioned a coffee processing plant at Busaana Sub County. Meanwhile speaking during an immunization exercise, the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga has called on the residents of Kayunga to always seek medical attention instead of resorting to local herbs. The Kabaka’s three-day tour of the Kayunga district is expected to be concluded tomorrow.
Six inmates have escaped from Muyinayina Government Prison in Kasambya Sub County in Mubende district. The head of prisons central region James Onegi has confirmed the arrest of four of them saying the two are still at large. He says the inmates were serving sentences relating to murder and defilement. He says those arrested are to be arraigned in court and charged with attempting to escape though one of them is critically wounded following a scuffled with the prison warders. This is the second time inmates have escaped from this prison. Recently 12 others escaped and are yet to be arrested.
Makerere University management has been urged to focus its future plans on wealth creation to ensure provision of funds for the various programs it currently runs. The call has been made by the university Chancellor Prof Mondo Kagonyera while speaking at the ongoing graduation ceremony. Kagonyera has said that this will also help the institution produce graduates with rich wealth creation minds. The Makerere University 64th graduation runs until Friday this week. A total of 12,615 students are expected to graduate with diplomas, bachelors and Masters Degrees as well as PHDs in various disciplines.