Uganda’s Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng honoured with an award by Airtel Uganda

Uganda’s Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero was on Thursday, 8th October, 2020 honored with an award from Airtel Uganda. The award which was given a day before Uganda celebrates her 58th Independence Day was given in recognition of Aceng’s contribution to the fight against Covid-19 in Uganda. According to Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, this awards, more-so, a day before Independence Day has re-energized her to do more. Airtel also presented to her an award for Uganda’s frontline medical workers recognizing them for their insurmountable contribution in the fight…

MOH Capacity Building Mobile App for Uganda Launced

The Ministry Of Health has today launched the MOH Capacity Building mobile application to build the capacity of Uganda’s health workforce as they work on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. The app is developed in partnership with Community Health Academy at Last Mile Health and Makerere College of Health Sciences. Acording to the Minister Of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, “The need to train health workers is enormous as the pandemic evolves. Applications like this allow for many health workers to be trained in a short time. This…

W.H.O launches Messenger Health Alert on Covid-19

As way of keeping people safe from Covid-19, World Health Organization in partnership with WhatsApp and Facebook launched a messaging service in March 2020. This easy to use messaging service which is still running has the potential to reach 2 billion people and it also enables W.H.O to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. As a way of reaching more people and making sure that people gets all the details and assistance they need concerning Coronavirus, the World Health Organization has also launched a…

Africell Donates Communication Packages To Uganda Blood Transfusion Services

In light of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, Africell Uganda is partnering with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services – UBTS and Blood 4 Uganda to offer valuable communication solutions. Working closely with the Blood Bank, Africell has committed its media assets including Toll-FREE numbers, Phones, Routers, Social Media, Calls, SIM Cards loaded with Data Bundles as well as continuing to implement various precautionary measures to drive awareness among the public about Blood Donation. Blood is an important element which we all need and your unit can save up to 3…

Covid-19 USSD Helpline Introduced, Up and Running

In an effort to decongests the call centre phone lines, the government of Uganda has partnered with a local ICT Company and launched a new USSD Helpline. The Covid-19 USSD Helpline is up and running and was created with support from NITA. The Covid-19 USSD Helpline can be accessed by any phone, anytime and by anyone free of charge being it on MTN, Africell, UTL or Airtel Uganda. You can accessed it by dialing *260# and the following can be to; Request for Covid-19 test. Report Covid-19 case. Access lists…

Ministry Of Health introduces Covid-19 Website in Uganda

In a bid to fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry Of Health in partnership with World Health Organization has introduce a Covid-19 website for Ugandans where people can visit from their phones or computer and access all the updated information about Coronavirus in Uganda. This Covid-19 website is being hosted by NITA and it gives Ugandans all the details about tested individual, people who has tested positive and all the confirmed cases. The website can be accessed by visiting https://covid19.gou.go.ug/

5 Ways to Prevent the spread of Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. HOW IT IS SPREADS? Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or…

How to access World Health Organization’s Alert on COVID-19 via WhatsApp

WHO in partnership with WhatsApp and Facebook has launched a messaging service to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, this messaging service will provide the latest news and information on coronavirus including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others. It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in…

GUIDELINES ON COVID-19 SELF QUARANTINE

What does self-quarantine mean? This is a transparent self -restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with COVID-19 for the purpose of protecting unexposed members of the communities from contracting the disease should any at risk traveller become sick. This is particularly important for persons who may have been in contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is suffering from the disease or has travelled from one of the areas with high transmission of COVID-19. This means one will stay at his/her home, hotel room…