Ministry Of Health procured a Cancer Machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)

Good news to Cancer treatment in Uganda. The Government of Uganda has procured a True Beam Linear Accelerator Cancer Machine which according to the Ministry of Health is being installed at Uganda Cancer Institute. “This machine is the 1st of its kind in Africa,” Said Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health. The machine will start operation in December 2020 and will go a long way in improving cancer treatment in Uganda. It is designed to use high precision to treat tumours and lesions in various part of the body such…

Covid-19: Jumia Uganda donates Face Masks

Jumia Uganda through its CEO, Ron Kawamara has today donated 30,000 certified medical face masks to the Ministry Of Health – Uganda. The masks were received by the Director Of Health Services, Dr. John Mwebesa at the Ministry Of Health to protect health workers at Frontline of the Covid-19 fight. According to the Jumia CEO, another shipment of 20,000 masks will be arriving in the country. The face masks will be distributed to the health workers at various health facilities and border points across the country. Jumia also continues to…

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…

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…