Uganda: Most health workers can’t diagnose breathing related diseases

According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda records 3,500 new cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) every three months. Sadly many health workers are unable to diagnose Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which are, a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. Speaking at a meeting organized by the Makerere University Lung…

Double Tragedy for Africa: Climate Crisis and Antimicrobial Resistance

The Health Journalists Network in partnership with Citizens News (CNS) and other journalists media organisations was part of the 2nd Annual Global Media Forum in lead up to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022 (WAAW 2022), an annual conference observed worldwide during 18-24 November.  WAAW is a global campaign, celebrated annually to improve awareness and understanding of Antimicrobial…

Men and women have similar levels of ‘dark’ personality traits when facing harsh economic conditions

Men and women have more similar levels of ‘dark’ personality traits when they are faced with harsh economic conditions, a new study has revealed. Research shows that globally more men than women have high scores of ‘dark’ personality traits but a new study by Queen’s University Belfast psychologists has found that women scores on “dark”…

Soroti regional referral hospital laboratory renovated at UGX 672 million

By Steven Enatu The Soroti regional referral hospital laboratory hub has been opened after undergoing massive renovation. The lab acts a hub for the eastern region. It has had infrastructural improvement that involved rehabilitation of a laboratory that provides efficient and effective diagnostic and surveillance services. Under the project ‘accelerating epidemic control in Soroti Region’, the…

Child’s death after vaccination leads to health workers’ arrest

Vaccines save lives. But the sudden death of a baby shortly after vaccination has landed two medical workers at Daphine Medical center in Kabalagala in Kampala in trouble. Dr. Doreen Akuku and Joan Nabakooza, a nurse at the facility. The two are locked up at Kabalagala Police Station in connection to the death of nine-month-old Messiah on Friday evening…

National Drug Authority Closes Over 800 Outlets for Operating Illegally

The Uganda National Drugs Authority (NDA) has closed over 830 drug outlets in the Northern Region for operating illegally.  The drug shops include two pharmacies, 48 human and veterinary drug shops, and 16 clinics among others.   NDA has also recovered and impounded stolen medical equipment and government drugs worth UGX 1.7 Billion Shillings during…