Over 300 people get free dental medical treatment in Kabale

Over 300 people from Kyanamira sub county Kabale district have been diagnosed and given free dental treatment at a free medical camp that is ongoing at Nyabushabi primary school, Kabale district. The three day medical camp that will end today was organized by former Ndorwa East Member of Parliament aspirant, Grace Ankunda Bekunda, in collaboration with Kids of Africa, an orphanage organization operating from Entebbe and Devine Dental Clinic in Ntinda Kampala. The services offered included, dental examination and cleanings, digital x-rays, porcelain veneers, crowns, fillings, teeth whitening, gum treatment,…

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WATCH: Coca-Cola admits presence of plastic in Dasani

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has admitted to the presence of micro-plastics in Dasani water following a study released on Thursday that shows the brand is among 93 per cent of world’s famous bottled water products contaminated by tiny pieces of plastic. The concentration of microplastics in Dasani water sourced in Kenya topped 335 plastic pieces for every litre. Samples of Dasani water bought from Amazon had a minimum and maximum concentration of 85 and 303 plastic pieces per litre, respectively. The survey by scientists based at the State University of…

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USAID donates 37,500 in Ibanda

Ibanda district health department yesterday received 37,500 pieces of condoms in form of a donation from United States Agency for International Development -USAID Rhites, a Non-government organization operating in South Western Uganda, as a way of fighting against the spread of sexual transmitted infections. According to the District Director of Health Services, Vicent Mugisha condoms will be mainly distributed in hotspots of Ibanda municipality, Igorora, Ishongororo and Rwenkoobwa town councils. Mugisha also says that the donation has come at a time when the district was battling a stock out, thus…

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Kenya doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

A Kenyan doctor has been suspended after cutting open the head of the wrong patient. One patient needed surgery on a blood clot on the brain while the other just needed nursing for swelling. The doctors did not realize the mistake until hours into the surgery, when they discovered there was no blood clot in the brain. Kenyatta National Hospital, says that it deeply regrets the mistake and has suspended the doctor. But the doctor’s colleagues have protested the suspension, arguing it should be the person who put on the…

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8000 primary school children at risk after latrines fill up

Lives of more than 8000 primary school children in Nakaseke District are at risk, after school latrines in 15 schools got filled up. The pupils are now reportedly using the nearby bushes to ease themselves. The district councilors yesterday raised the red flag to the concerned district authorities, at a heated council meeting, where the Councilors led by the Chairperson for Education and Health Services Committee, Juliet Dian Nassimbwa, claimed that the situation may become worse once the rainy season starts. The Ngoma Sub county district councilor, Julius Nabimanya, claimed…

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Condom Imports Increase

There is increased importation of condoms by the private sector in the country, the National Drug Authority-NDA has revealed. Statistics from NDA show an increase in the importation of condoms from 154 million in 2015 to 175 million in 2016. This number is estimated to have increased to 180 million condoms this year in the private sector. The NDA Secretary, Donna Kusemererwa attributes the increase to the willingness by users to buy the condoms as opposed to relying on those distributed by government. The Coordinator HIV Prevention, Uganda AIDS Commission,…

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Formalin allegations: Kabale Butchers petition Municipal authorities.

Butchers operating from Kabale central market in Kabale municipality have petitioned municipal authorities demanding for a clarification on the suspected use of formalin in the municipality. Formalin is a liquid drug manufactured to preserve dead tissues by killing the bacterium that causes decay. It is used together with other chemicals to embalm dead bodies. In their petition dated 25th January this year, butchers under their umbrella Young Stars Slaughter House Association say that when recent allegations accusing butchers in Kampala of using formalin popped up, their customers reduced, causing losses…

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Cervical cancer project launched in Kagadi

KAGADI – The Uganda Cancer Institute in partnership with Kagadi Hospital and Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme, has launched the early cervical cancer screening, prevention and treatment project in Kagadi district. The project, dubbed Enjoying life and saving women from cervical cancer, was launched at Kagadi Hospital recently. Dr Carol Nakisige, who represented the executive director for Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr. Jackson Orem, launched the project. “Cervical cancer is the number one killer in Uganda and in most sub-Saharan African countries. In Uganda alone, about 4,000 women are diagnosed with…

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8 Kabale primary schools to get ventilated improved pit latrines

Kabale district local government has contracted eight companies to construct eight ventilated improved pit latrines (VIP) at eight primary schools in Kabale district. The beneficiary schools are, Rwancerere primary school in Butanda sub county, Kikyence primary school in Kaharo sub county, Bugarama One Primary School in Buhara sub county, Kikore primary school in Kamuganguzi sub county, Kijonjo primary school in Buhara sub county, Rubiira primary school in Buhara sub county, Kamuganguzi primary school in Katuna town council and Bilkomero primary school in Maziba Sub County. According to the Kabale District…

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Health problems associated with malnutrition

Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients, is called under nutrition or undernourishment while too much is called over-nutrition. If under nutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development.   In our weekly health focus, we look at health problems associated with malnutrition, as…

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