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  • Uganda commemorates World Tuberculosis Day Gulu, 27th March 2015:- The World Tuberculosis (TB) day was held at the Kaunda grounds, in Gulu district under the theme “reach the 60,000, patients in Uganda” to celebrate the reductions in numbers of TB patients in Uganda. His Excellency the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a speech read on his behalf by Hon Elioda Tumwesigye, the Minister of Health who was also the chief guest, committed governments efforts to improve access to information on Tuberculosis. He underscored…
  • Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV campaign launched in Western Uganda Hoima, 27 March 2015:- The First Lady of Uganda Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni,  who is also the “Champion” of  the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS campaign has   called upon men to be more cooperative in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  She said this at the  launch of the campaign for the Western Region  held at Boma in Hoima district. Mrs. Museveni  said that collective effort was needed to win this battle, “nobody can do this alone, we…
  • WHO supports Research on Rotavirus diarrhea Kampala, 27th March 2015:- Mulago National Referral Hospital received  Rotaviral testing equipment from the World Health Organization (WHO) to be used in the sentinel surveillance site to boost Rotavirus surveillance before introducing Rotavirus vaccine in 2016.Dr. Goitom Weldegebriel, the New Vaccines Surveillance Officer at WHO Regional Office handed over the equipment noting that it will be helpful in getting good data on the burden of the Rotavirus. He added that the data would be used to document the burden of…
  • National Debrief Meeting on immunization held in Kampala Kampala, 11th March 2015 - The National Debrief Meeting on integrated Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Surveillance, Post Introduction Evaluation and Immunization review took place at Hotel Africana, in Kampala. This followed meetings and field visits held for the last two weeks to develop a new comprehensive Multi-year Strategic Plan (cMYP) for Uganda. The Minister of State for Health, Hon Sarah Opendi underscored the need to benchmark the issues raised in the findings in order to improve the immunization program.…
  • Uganda hosts African regional meeting on nutrition Kampala, 18th February 2015- Uganda hosted the Regional Meeting on Accelerating Nutrition Improvements (ANI) in Africa  that reviewed implementation status of the project from the 11 participating countries. At the same time, delegates analyzed and documented successes, challenges and lessons learned in addition to mapping ways of accelerating delivery of all targets by December 2015 when the project ends.