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The World Health Organization (WHO) has released fresh information detailing the extent of the damage caused by tobacco to both the environment and human health. Every year the tobacco industry costs the world more than 8 million lives, 600 million trees, 200,000 hectares of land, and 22 billion tonnes of water. The WHO report notes [...]
National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC is seeking an additional Euro 45 million to complete the establishment of water distribution lines connecting to the water reservoirs of Katosi Water Project. The government constructed the Katosi water project in Mukono district worth Euro 81.9 million with reservoirs on Nsumba and Sonde hills as well as booster pumps [...]
The Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Samalie Namukose has asked Members of Parliament to strengthen laws and policies related to food and nutrition. Namukose made the appeal at the start of a four-day Parliamentary Nutrition week. Namukose said that the Food and Drug Act has not been amended since [...]
The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is about to start conducting bone marrow transplant treatment for children who present with blood cancers. The Executive Director, Dr. Jackson Orem made the revelation during a pre-conference meeting ahead of an upcoming International Society of Paediatric Oncology Conference. The conference will attract experts from fifty African countries in Uganda [...]
The chairperson of the Health Committee of Parliament Francis Ayume has called for opening up the treatment of mental health patients to the private sector. Ayume was speaking during a meeting held with officials from Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital and Uganda Psychiatric Association on the Public Health Amendment Bill 2022. Ayume remarked that the [...]
Travellers entering Uganda will no longer have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing. The new measures took effect yesterday. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the decision to stop testing was made by Cabinet on Monday during its weekly meeting. Records from the health ministry show that the number of new COVID-19 [...]
Youth in Acholi Quarters receive health services as they celebrate Valentine’s Day. KAMPALA, Monday 14th February 2022 - Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU) in partnership with CiplaQCIL today joined young people in the Acholi Quarters, a slum settlement in Kampala to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an integrated community health outreach and a #SafeLove concert. This [...]
The Ministry of Agriculture has launched the construction of a 2.8 billion shillings Zonal Animal disease control centre in Nwoya District. The multibillion facility will be constructed in Got Apwoyo Government Farm under the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project funded by the African Development Bank-ADB. Speaking to stakeholders and community members of Got Apwoyo at [...]
The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during a mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise. The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets everybody aged 18 years and above. He says children aged 12 [...]
The government has withdrawn a condition that passengers must prove that they are fully vaccinated before using public transport. The cancellation of the directive comes barely a week after it was announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a condition for reopening the economy and allowing public service vehicles to load their full capacity. Passengers were [...]

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