Category Archives: Health

Breaking News: “Kabaka Mutebi Suffering From Allergies” Says Katikkiro

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The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II wasn’t poisoned but rather got an allergic reaction from wearing masks and face shields, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has said.

Speaking for the first time after a seemingly frail Kabaka appeared in public early this week, to celebrate his 66th birthday, Mayiga admitted that in the last few days, the Kabaka has been having health challenges which he said are being managed by his doctors.

Study Finds Risk of Rare Blood Clotting Higher in COVID-19 Patients than Vaccines

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have reported that the risk of the rare blood clotting known as cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) following COVID-19 infection is around 100 times greater than normal, several times higher than it is after vaccination or following influenza.

The study authors led by Professor Paul Harrison and Dr Maxime Taquet from Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry counted the number of CVT cases diagnosed in the two weeks following diagnosis of COVID-19, or after the first dose of a vaccine. They then compared these to calculated incidences of CVT following influenza, and the background level in the general population.

Updates: Sick Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago still alive battling for life in Kenya

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By Whisper Eye Reporter

Updates: Sick Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago still alive.

Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago is alive and kicking.

Whisper Eye has learnt that Kampala Lord Mayor who was hospitalized in Nairobi Hospital following a ran of poor health is still admitted fighting for his dear health.

President Museveni urgently intervene & save Kabaka Mutebi’s health – Bebe Cool

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By Whisper Eye Reporter

President Museveni urgently help Kabaka Mutebi – Bebe Cool. Whisper Eye News

Top musician Moses Ssali commonly known as Bebe Cool has appealed to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over deteriorating poor health of Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi II.

Yesterday Kabaka Ronald Mutebi appeared in Public while celebrating her 66th birthday at Mengo Palace in Kampala sparking discussion over his fragile appearance.

MOH Struggles to hit Hepatitis Testing Targets, Turns to Antenatal to Catch Women

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Ministry of Health (MOH) has so far tested only 5.6 million out of the 16 million adolescents and adults targeted for hepatitis B testing by the end of 2020.

Dr. Racheal Beyagira, the Technical Officer on Hepatitis in the Ministry says the 5.6 million accounts for 35% of their target, adding that over 40% of those tested came out positive.    

COVID Long Way From Over as Cases and Deaths Surge – WHO

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a long way from over but there are many reasons to be optimistic, according to the head of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 

Although January and February saw six consecutive weeks of plummeting COVID-19 cases, the World Health Organization chief said that had gone into reverse, with last week yielding the fourth-highest number of cases in a single week so far. 

We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths”, told journalists at a regular media briefing. While acknowledging that vaccines are vital and powerful instruments, the WHO chief reiterated that they are not the only tools needed to defeat the coronavirus.

Elegu Residents Appeal for Massive COVID-19 Test

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The residents of Elegu town council in Amuru district are appealing for a massive COVID-19 tests to be carried out following their interaction with truck drivers whose status is unknown.

Over 2000 truck drivers from the East African countries recently staged a strike, parking their trucks at Elegu border post in protest of the armed attacks targeting their colleagues in South Sudan.

Low-Income Countries Have Received Just 0.2 Per Cent of All COVID-19 Shots Given

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The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, with only 0.2 per cent coming to low-income countries like Uganda. 

Statistics released by the World Health Organization show that on average in high-income countries 1 in 4 people has received a COVID-19 vaccine, yet in low-income countries it’s 1 in 500+. More than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally. 

UHRC Letter Not Enough for Muganga to Get Treatment

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On March 12, 2021, two unexpected visitors from Uganda Human Rights Commission turned up at the home of Karim Muganga. They were interested in taking up his torture case.

Muganga is among dozens of Bobi Wine supporters who were kidnapped, tortured and released by security without charge. Muganga, 24, a taxi conductor was kidnapped on December 21 2020, from Kabembe Stage along Kayunga road in Mukono North. He spent 53 days in detention at an unknown facility going through torture.

In an earlier interview, Muganga told URN that he was subjected to various forms of torture including being forced to eat three kilograms of posho and a kilogram of beans in 20 minutes. Muganga was released on February 12, 2020.  

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago admitted to Nairobi hospital over deteriorating poor health

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Lord Mayor admitted to Nairobi over poor deteriorating health. Whisper Eye News

Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has successful arrived at Nairobi hospital in Kenya.

When Erias Lukwago attended fallen Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyrpian Lwanga funeral mass he collapsed and was rushed to hospital.

UPDATE: Joint Medical Stores Loses Equipment Worth UGX 7bn in Fire

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The Joint Medical Stores –JMS has lost medical equipment worth 7 Billion Shillings in a fire that gutted several warehouses.

On Friday, fire gutted warehouses belonging to Madhvani Group of Companies located at the 5th Street Industrial Area. 

The fire is believed to have started from a neighbouring warehouse where some people were welding.

Uganda’s Second Dose COVID-19 Jabs Could Delay -WHO Rep

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The commitment by the COVAX facility to provide Uganda with over three million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first half of 2021 will be delayed, the World Health Organisation Uganda Country Representative Dr Tegnen Yonas Woldermariam said on Thursday.

Dr Tegnen told Journalists at the Ministry of Health offices in Kampala that the source for Uganda’s COVID-19 jab is the Serum Institute of India, yet the country recently announced halting vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market.  The institute, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coronavirus vaccines said its production capacity is very stressed.

Medicines Agency Adds Blood Clots on Possible Effects of AstraZeneca Vaccine

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COVID-19 vaccine research continuesThe European Medicines Agency has said that unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added as a possible adverse side effect of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority of the cases were among females below 60 years of age, some aged 24, who developed clots after receiving their first vaccine jab.