Joseph Kato: Mother seeks justice for 17 year old son died due to COVID-19 lockdown

Joseph Kato, a journalist with Uganda Radio Network, URN, talks about one of the stories he covered under the Health Journalists Network under the ‘Mobilizing Media Fighting Covid19’ project by Journalists for Human Rights which has contributed to international public health efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on human rights, in particular women’s and…

New Drug Shows Potential to Treat the Resistanat Strain of Malaria

A new drug,  Ganaplacide can clear malaria infection including strains that are resistant to the currently commonly used Artemisinin- based Therapies -ACTs, a new study done in seven malaria endemic countries including Uganda has shown.   According to a statement by Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company that manufactures the widely used antimalarial drug Coartem, the new…

Mukono Clinic Under Spotlight for Issuing Fake COVID-19 Certififcates

Green cottage clinic in Mukono municipality is under the spotlight for issuing fake COVID-19 test certificates especially to people travelling abroad. Much as the clinic isn’t among those accredited to conduct COVID-19 tests, it issues PCR test results.    Trouble for Green cottage clinic started when they issued a COVID-19 negative certificate to Esther Nambowa, 28,…

Bushenyi Registers over 2,000 cases Teenage Pregnancies in Eighteen Months

Bushenyi District has registered up to 2,103 cases of teenage pregnancies within eighteen months. According to statistics from the district Probation office, the cases were registered between January 2020 and June 2021 after the first lockdown was announced by President Museveni following the outbreak of COVID-19. The statistics were obtained from various health facilities where…