Uganda’s biggest referral hospitals lack eye experts to screen premature babies on blindness risk

Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in two of the country’s biggest referral facilities are operating on babies without an eye expert to assess for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a condition that causes blindness among premature babies. In a new study done by researchers at Makerere University and released on Wednesday, experts found that Retinopathy of Prematurity causes…

Parliament Orders Expedited Probe on Homosexuality in Schools

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Committee on Education Committee to expeditiously investigate allegations of homosexuality in schools across the country. Tayebwa issued the directive in his communication to the house during plenary on Tuesday. He pointed out that the country is concerned about the increasing cases of homosexuality and lesbianism in schools that…