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Concern Over High TB Prevalence In Uganda Prisons

Concern Over High TB Prevalence In Uganda Prisons

Prisons authorities have expressed concern over the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among inmates due to overwhelming numbers. Speaking yesterday during a tour of Luzira prison by the Parliamentary Committee on HIV/Aids, Dr James Kisambu, the prisons’ assistant commissioner for health, said TB is becoming a general problem in all prisons nationwide, with Mbarara prison […]

Contraceptive Shortage Hits Uganda

Contraceptive Shortage Hits Uganda

Women and adolescent girls risk getting unwanted pregnancies as the country grapples with the scarcity of contraceptives. Dr Placid Mihayo, the family planning focal person at the Ministry of Health, acknowledged the shortage. “Yes. We have a shortage and we are redistributing [contraceptives]. I want to stop at that,” Dr Mihayo said in a telephone […]

Give Girls Education, Health to Achieve More -Ms Deborah Malac

Give Girls Education, Health to Achieve More -Ms Deborah Malac

 The US ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah Malac, has urged the government to invest more in education and health for women in order to combat gender-based violence. “Education, health and poverty eradication are all key to creating an environment that protects women and children and allows girls to achieve their potential. “Yes, infrastructure is important […]

Chinese Firm Sets Up Uganda’s First Phone Manufacturing Plant

Chinese Firm Sets Up Uganda’s First Phone Manufacturing Plant

A Chinese electronics firm, ENGO Holdings Limited, has joined Uganda’s industrial sector to domestically manufacture and assemble mobile phones and laptop computers. The firm is setting up its plant in Namanve, Uganda’s flagship industrial park. The construction works expected to last six months commenced this morning with a groundbreaking ceremony presided over by state minister […]

Ugandan Government Increases Salaries Of Doctors and Judicial Officers

Ugandan Government Increases Salaries Of Doctors and Judicial Officers

Government has released a new salary structure, providing for an increment for medical and judicial officers for the financial year that began on Monday. The July 1st circular signed by Ministry of Public Service, Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate, shows that the country’s wage bill for the new financial year stands at Shs4.69 trillion, up from […]

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three suspected Ebola victims have escaped from the isolation centre at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kihihi town council in Kanungu District in western Uganda. They are Saddi Muhima, 46, his son Issa Muhima, 19 and Milton Nsenga, all from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The three were admitted in isolation when they presented […]

Jailed Activist Stella Nyanzi Wins Human Rights Award

Jailed Activist Stella Nyanzi Wins Human Rights Award

Social activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been awarded by Solidarity Uganda for being a consistent human rights defender. The award was received by Dr Nyanzi’s daughter Bah Baraka on behalf of her mother who is currently detained in Luzira Prison for allegedly using electronic communication to disturb the peace of President Museveni. While giving out […]

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

The National Council For Higher Education (NCHE) has approved the oil and gas curriculum which is to be followed by the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) starting August. The approval followed UPIK receiving an international certification giving it the green light to start offering oil and gas courses. Mr Alex Kakooza, the Ministry of Education […]

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Successful female entrepreneurs in Uganda have shared their success stories with the aim of inspiring fellow women to break through barriers in a male dominated private sector. At the “Breaking the mold: inspiring female youth leaders” forum organized by the Feed the Future, an American government funded initiative aimed at unlocking youth potential, several female […]

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

 A man calling himself a “top counter-terrorism official” has told the Ugandan paper the “Daily Monitor” that the Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are moving their bases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to northern Mozambique. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was clearly referring to the islamist insurgency […]

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