𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐏
𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
𝐄𝐁𝐎𝐋𝐀: 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨
Recovering from Ebola Virus Disease depends on supportive care and the patient’s immune response.
People who recover from Ebola develop antibodies that can last for 10 years.
It is not a guarantee that people who recover from Ebola are immune for life or can’t be infected with other Ebola virus species.
Some Ebola survivors may have long term complications like joint and vision problems.
Currently there no certified antiviral drug for treating Ebola Virus Disease but the treatment stops the virus from multiplying itself.
Let us protect ourselves from getting infected by Ebola to avoid some of the complications that come with it, physically, socially and even economically.
𝐃𝐫. 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐚
While appearing on the weekly Urban TV morning talk show, Dr. John Baptist Waniaye, the commissioner emergency medical services at the Ministry of Health revealed that Religious and cultural beliefs are undermining efforts to combat Ebola in Kassanda district.
“People exhume bodies our health workers have buried, arguing that we don’t respect their religious or traditional values when burying their loved ones, and leads totheir death since they get infected,” he said.
𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩
The Ebola Surveillance Team at the Masaka Regional Referral Hospital is concerned about the current grasshopper season given the Ebola outbreak that has affected several districts in central Uganda. Dr. James Elima, the superintendent of Masaka Referral Hospital is concerned that the operations of grasshopper trappers and vendors may increase the risk of spreading Ebola to the communities, especially at a time when the hospital has confirmed the first Ebola death.
𝐌𝐏 𝐊𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Rubaga North Member of Parliament, Hon. Abubaker Kawalya has denied allegations made against him by the State Minister for Primary Healthcare, Hon. Margaret Muhanga for misinforming the public about the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
Muhanga accused Kawalya for misleading the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Uganda, during a talk show on CBS Radio on 1st September2022. She made the allegation while presenting to Parliament a status update on the Ebola on Wednesday, 02 November 2022.
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨
President Museveni on Thursday commissioned the new National Medical Stores pharmaceutical warehouse and office complex in Kajjansi, off Entebbe Road. While speaking as the chief guest during the commissioning, President Museveni hailed the Ministry of health and National Medical Stores (NMS) for the warehouse and office complex, explaining that it would solve some of the challenges faced by the sector.
𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥
Speaker Anita Among has this morning re-echoed the need for journalists to stick to the stipulated ethical standards as they carry on their duty of informing the populace. She was at the swearing-in and handover ceremony of the new leadership of Uganda Parliamentary Press Association, a body that unites all journalists reporting at Parliament of Uganda.
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝐬𝟏.𝟕 𝐭
Members of Parliament have approved a request by the government to borrow $464million (about Shs1.7 trillion) to finance infrastructure and development needs of the budget despite objection from the opposition, who say the loan terms are unfair.
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭
Parliament has recommended that accounting officers in four districts; Mityana, Butambala, Buikwe, Apac and municipalities of Nansana, Makindye Ssabagabo, Kira, be reprimanded for causing financial loss. This was after the House adopted the report of the Committee on Public Accounts (Local Government) on the report of the Auditor General for financial year 2020/2021 on Thursday 03rd November 2022, indicating that millions were unspent as budgeted and returned to the treasury, mismanagement of payrolls, mismatch between recruitment plans and the actual recruitment among others.
𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐁𝐲𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐟
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Managing Director Richard Byarugaba has been elected the African region representative to the International Social Security Association (ISSA) Bureau. The election was confirmed at the 34th ISSA General Assembly during the World Social Security Forum in Marrakech, Morroco.
𝐔𝐊 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨
The former president of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Richard Idro, has been elected to the fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health of UK (FRCPCH). 𝐀ccording to the college, the fellowship is the highest honour and recognition bestowed on a paediatrician.
𝐌𝐏𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢
Members of Parliament want government to carry out countrywide vaccination of livestock to curb the spread of the foot and mouth disease in the cattle corridor.
The call was made after Napak District Woman Member of Parliament; Hon. Faith Nakut raised a matter of urgency during the plenary sitting on Wednesday.
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫
According to Dr. Joy Muhindo, the Kasese Municipal Health Officer, residents in districts of Kasese, Bunyangabu, and Fort Portal city escaped death after eating grasshoppers that led them to stomach complications and vomiting after eating them. This started on Saturday last week with people from villages of Kisanga B, Kamulikwizi and Nyakasanga West in Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality, Rwimi in Bunyangabu district and later to residents of Fort Portal city on Monday who reported complications that came up after chewing grasshoppers.
𝐒𝐈𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐊𝐎: 𝐌𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐟𝐮 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥
Mutufu town council local government in Sironko district has released Shs8million to rehabilitate all gravity flow scheme taps. While speaking in an exclusive interview at his office yesterday, Robert Giduyi, the LCIII chairperson of Mutufu town council said that the eight million is local revenue remittance given to them by the district for the Financial Year 2021/2022 for rehabilitating taps which were not functioning.
𝐁𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐁𝐔𝐆𝐘𝐎: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭
Bubandi Sub-county leaders commended government for the construction of Busunga Modern Market worth Ugx2.6 billion. The chairperson Bubandi Sub-county said this during a spot visit to monitor the start of the construction work contracted by King Albert Construction Company Limited.
𝐎𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐎: 𝐑𝐃𝐂 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐚 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨
Lakwana Sub-county leaders confirmed that the RDC launched the Polio vaccination campaign in presence of the VHTs, Sub County leaders, LC.II chairpersons among others at Opit Primary School in Opit central ward on 4th November 2022. During the ceremony, children from Opit Lower Ward and Opit Central Ward were vaccinated.
𝐊𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐃𝐈: 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐲𝐚𝐦𝐮𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐧
The Executive Director of Jane Goodall institute, James Byamukama condemned the increasing habit of killing and eating wild animals in Kagadi district. This comes at a time when residents of Buhumuliro sub-county last week slaughtered a chimpanzee and shared its meat. Byamukama was speaking during awareness and sensitization meeting for the district leadership and decision makers on Chimpanzee conservation in Kagadi district held at Emiline Hotel.
𝐎𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐎: 𝐔𝐍𝐄𝐁 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟
According to Education Officials in Omoro District, UNEB officials conducted a briefing meeting for primary head teachers, PLE Supervisors and invigilators at Omoro District headquarters.
The function was attended by the RDC Omoro district, deputy Chief Administrative Officer, District Education Officials, District Police Commander and Inspector of schools.
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐙𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰
Facebook’s sister platform WhatsApp updated its appearance introducing a new interesting feature. The feature referred to as Communities will afford users the opportunity to bring different groups under one platform. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the addition of Communities is a major evolution for WhatsApp.
𝐈𝐒𝐑𝐀𝐄𝐋: 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐚𝐡𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠
A coalition led by the right-wing former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a majority of seats in the 120-seat parliament, or Knesset, allowing the contentious figure to return to power.
Final election results announced on Thursday show that Netanyahu and his ultranationalist allies won 64 seats in the 120-seat parliament, with 32 of those seats going to Netanyahu’s party, Likud.
𝐏𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍: 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been shot and lightly wounded on the leg, in an attack on his protest march in the country’s east. He was leading a protest march on the capital, to demand snap elections.
One of his supporters was killed and several officials of Khan’s PTI party were injured in the shooting in Wazirabad.
Current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the shooting and ordered the interior minister to seek an immediate investigation.