Severe malnutrition flourishing among women and children in Karamoja

More than 89,000 children under the age of five and 10,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women in the nine districts of Karamoja are in dire need of immediate assistance due to severe malnutrition. This distressing revelation comes from the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, an internationally recognized standard for assessing food security and…

Mityana General Hospital in deplorable condition again

The Leader of Opposition – LOP in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has decried the appalling state of critical infrastructure, and essential service breakdown in Mityana District. Mpuuga has been on an oversight visit to the Mityana and toured health facilities, schools, road networks, and local government headquarters, and conducted various meetings with local leaders and civil…

New Study Highlights Huge Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease among Uganda’s Elderly

One in five Ugandans aged 60 and above suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, a new study by researchers at Makerere University’s Department of Psychiatry has revealed. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition that causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die, slowly destroying memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out…

Getting Private Health Facilities to Share Data into Disease Surveillance System is a Pain

During the Private Health Sector Convention organized by the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), Dr. Tom Aliti, the Commissioner in charge of partnerships in the Ministry of Health, highlighted some concerning issues regarding private health providers in Uganda. He revealed that although private health providers serve as the first point of care for over 50 percent…

Unclaimed Bodies Draining Moroto Hospital

Moroto Regional Referral Hospital is facing significant challenges in disposing of unclaimed bodies abandoned by relatives. The hospital administrators have decried the financial burden of burying the bodies, as families are neglecting their responsibility to claim their deceased loved ones.  The unclaimed corpses include individuals who have died from gunshot wounds, alcohol abuse, and other…