Karamoja Receives UGX 139 Billion Nutrition Boost

A groundbreaking nutrition initiative worth 139 billion Shillings has kicked off in the Karamoja sub-region. Known as the ‘Gender Equitable Nutrition in Tanzania and Uganda (GENTU)’ project, it will be spearheaded by Action Against Hunger in collaboration with the Karamoja Women’s Umbrella Organization. Targeting Nakapiripirit, Moroto, and Nabilatuk districts, the endeavor is generously supported by…

Uganda’s New Organ Donation Law and First Kidney Transplant Spark Hope Amid Skepticism

The recent enactment of Uganda’s human organ donation and transplant law, coupled with the inaugural kidney transplant at Mulago National Referral Hospital, has evoked a spectrum of reactions within the country. For patients awaiting life-saving organ transplants, these developments represent a beacon of hope. However, skepticism surrounds the living organ donation program, with doubts emerging…

Uganda Teenage Mothers Fleeing to DR Congo Thwart Efforts to Return them to School

In Zombo District, authorities are grappling with the challenge of reintegrating teenage mothers into the education system as many of them flee into hiding, hindering efforts to facilitate their return to school. Data from the district education department reveals that schools located along the Uganda-DR Congo border are particularly hard-hit, with over 30 girls reportedly…

Road Fatalities Surge: Uganda Records 13 Deaths Daily, Traffic Police Report Reveals

The grim toll of road fatalities in Uganda has surged, with traffic police statistics revealing an alarming rise from 12 to 13 deaths daily on the nation’s roads. Presenting data, Lawrence Niwabiine, Acting Director of Traffic Police, disclosed that 4,806 Ugandans lost their lives in road crashes in 2023, marking a notable increase from the…

Uganda Launches Epilepsy Surgery Initiative as World Epilepsy Day Commemorated

Uganda marked World Epilepsy Day on Tuesday with a significant stride forward – the commencement of epilepsy surgeries led by Ugandan doctors, a milestone heralded as a game-changer in the country’s healthcare landscape. According to research by Makerere University School of Public Health, epilepsy afflicts approximately 1 to 2 percent of Uganda’s population, with higher…