Walking the talk of Community Action for Climate Change adaptation in Uganda

By Esther Nakkazi On October 24th, in Kampala, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) unveiled a consensus study on climate change titled “Approaches to Realizing Community Action for Climate Change Adaptation in Uganda.” This study delves into the various experiences related to community action for climate change adaptation. The launch event featured examples illustrating…

Timing Matters: Experts Advocate for Thoughtful Consideration in DNA Testing

In Uganda, experts have offered guidance on the optimal timing for conducting DNA testing, emphasizing the imperative of safeguarding the well-being of children should such testing become a necessity. Drawing wisdom from biblical narratives, they invoke the example of Jesus, acknowledged as the son of a carpenter despite not being the biological father of Jesus…

Alebtong District Grapples with Open Defecation as Over 13,000 Residents Persist in Unsanitary Practices

A recent survey by SNV, a non-profit international development organization, exposed that despite the Ministry of Health declaring Alebtong District open-defecation-free in 2019, 13,472 residents there are still practicing open defecation. The district, home to around 300 thousand people, is grappling with a sanitation crisis. The survey data indicates that out of the total population,…

MOH Alarmed by Elevated Non-Adherence to HIV Medication Among School-Attending Children

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has expressed deep concern over the increasing number of children living with HIV who are either discontinuing their medical care or experiencing a rise in viral load shortly after enrolling in school. Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, revealed that a significant 28 percent of HIV-positive children…

Zombo District Employs HIV-Positive Teens as Peer Educators in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS

The Zombo District People Living with HIV/AIDS Forum has embarked upon a commendable initiative, leveraging the agency of HIV-positive teenagers as peer educators. This strategic move unfolds against the backdrop of a disconcerting surge, with the tally of individuals grappling with the challenges of HIV/AIDS surpassing the formidable threshold of 4,000, as elucidated by the…

Stakeholders Call for Health Insurance Framework

At the seventh annual health insurance stakeholders’ conference, held over four days at the Protea Hotel in Entebbe, a resounding plea echoed through the assembly for the government to urgently reassess the regulatory processes governing the health sector. The diverse gathering included representatives from community and commercial health insurance sectors, healthcare professionals, academics, the Federation…

Solar-Powered Water Stations Spark Optimism for Enhanced Sanitation and Health in Kasanda

The citizens of Kassanda district are rejoicing over a significant development in their pursuit of dependable, clean water sources at their health center IIIs. This positive change is courtesy of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which, with financial support from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UKAID), has installed seven solar-powered water stations. All…