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Eyatta muwala wa Drake Lubega ayogedde

Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

  Poliisi ebadde eketta essimu gye yawa abaali bamukutte ng’amutomedde okumukubira abasindikire ssente bamuleke.   Bonitah Lubega (mu katono) yatomerwa nga April 6, 2017 bwe yali ava ku kkampuni...

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Ssebatta yabadde mu lukiiko lwa bannamawulire ku Pope Paul Hotel mu Ndeeba ku Lwokusatu, abayimbi ba kadongokamu mwe baabadde bategekera okugwisa obwenyi ne bbandi ya Afrigo ku lunaku lw’abakozi ku Mmande,...

Omwana asimattuse okusaddaakibwa alunyumya nga lutabaalo!

Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

ENTIISA ebuutikidde abatuuze b'e Kasokoso ku mwala ogwawula Mutungo Bbiina  oluvannyuma lw’abasowo abeeyita abaganda okubba omwana wa muliranywa waabwe Jovia Mbeyiza nga kirowoozebwa nti babadde baagala...

Kato Lubwama ne Muwanga Kivumbi beerangidde ebisongovu: 'Lubwama baalonda kiwulenge'

Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Obutakkaanya bw’abakulu bombi bweyolese mu kakiiko ka Palamenti ak’ebyokwerinda ku Lwokusatu, omuduumizi wa poliisi mu ggwanga , Gen. Kale Kayihura gye yabadde ng’annyonnyola embeera y’ebyokwerinda mu...

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Bya Joseph Zziwa KCCA SA – Police Fc Onduparaka Fc – Vipers Sc TTIIMU ya KCCA yetegekera mupiira gwayo gw'egenda okuzannya ne Police ku kisaawe e Lugogo enkya ku saawa 10 nga guno gw'emupiira...

Owooluganda eyawamba ku mulekwa ettaka n'ebyobusika bamufuumudde

Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

David Madooba 17, ye yaddiziddwa ebintu ebyamulekerwa kitaawe omugenzi Moses Madooba.           Mohammed Ssewanonda y’abadde yeewang’amya mu bintu by’omwana era yagobeddwa obutaddamu kukozesaako n’ekimu,...

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

MASAVU 1-1 WATER Bya Ssempijja Godi OMUBAKA we Ntebe Rose Tumusiime akuutidde abakulembeze okwongera okutumbula eby'emizannyo mu kibuga kya Ntebe kubanga bisobola okuyamba abaana okufuna ensimbi...

Palamenti ewabudde ku bayinvesita abakola emirimu gya wansi

Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Akakiiko  kano akabadde kabuuliriza ku nsonga zino era kawabudde gavumenti okulongoosa  amateeka gakugire bulungi ba ‘yinvesita’ abagwiira obutakola mirimu egimu egy’ekinaku egisobolwa okukolwa bannansi....

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Bya Florence Tumupende GAVUMENTI ng’eyita mu kitongole kyayo ekya Operation Wealth Creation (OWC ) ewadde bannalwengo enkoko n’emmere yaazo bibayambeko okwekulaakulanya mu kaweefube w’okweggya mu bwavu....

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

ABATUUZE b'okukyalo Kisansala mu ggombolola y'e kingo mu disitulikiti y'e Lwengo bafunye ekikangambwa oluvannyuma lwa mutuuze munnaabwe okuva mu mbeera n'atemaatema abaana ba muganda we ssaako ne nnyina...

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Bukedde TV - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:12

Abasajja abalina akasunguyira, kino kyammwe. Ne bw'onyiiga okutuuka ku kisembayo, bw'otuuka mu buliri obusungu busibe ku bbali omekete akaboozi. Kubanga ensonga y'okuzira akaboozi y'emu ku ezo ne kkooti...

Women Frustrating EMTCT Efforts over Stigma

Red Pepper - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:03
Women Frustrating EMTCT Efforts over Stigma

By Sarah Achen

Uganda’s effort to eliminate HIV out of the country could soon become history if mothers adhere to their drugs during pregnancy.

Mariam a 30-year-old mother tested HIV positive when she was expecting her first child. Thanks to the health workers, she was enrolled on ARVs and today she was able to give birth to a healthy HIV negative baby. More women like her can now give birth to healthy babies.

The Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) Campaign targets HIV-positive women like Mariam. Championed by Uganda’s First Lady, Janet Museveni, the EMTCT Campaign promotes the Option B+ treatment strategy for mothers and their unborn babies.

CDC country director Dr Steven Wiersma explains that if people take their drugs daily then their viral load will be suppressed and HIV elimination will be a reality.

The EMTCT Focal person from Luwero Health Centre VI, Sister Margaret Nalukenge reveals this in an interview that tracking the number of HIV positive mothers is not known because most of the mothers give wrong contacts and phone numbers making it hard to trace their location.

“Unlike in the past where HIV positive mothers gave birth to positive babies today with more mothers on ART, we are now getting HIV negative babies,” Nalukenge says.

According to Dr Daniel Kamya an HIV specialist from Mildmay, ART as a treatment is given to HIV positive people to reduce the amount of HIV circulating in the patient’s blood to a very low level. It has increased survival rates with early treatment, HIV positive patients can live as long as their counterparts HIV negative people.

Uganda adopted Option B+, the World Health Organization’s newly revised PMTCT treatment strategy, which recommends antiretroviral treatment beginning at diagnosis and continuing for life. In addition to greatly reducing the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child, the treatment strategy shows a reduction in transmission of HIV between sexual partners by 96 percent.

The benefits of the Option B+ strategy and importance of getting tested, seeking antenatal care and giving birth in a health facility. And HIV-positive mothers have to protect their children by using the Option B+ service. This is how we get an HIV free generation.”

Rolled out by the Ministry of Health with support from USAID, the multimedia EMTCT Campaign is implemented by partners nationwide.

The strategy has contributed a lot to the reduction of HIV among mothers although they still a challenge of lost to follow up mothers and their babies due to wrong addresses given by the mothers because they fear to disclose their status to their men.

“This happens because there is poor male involvement and non disclosure is hindering EMTCT services uptake in Luwero District,” she adds.

Ziwa Musisi the coordinator of People Living with HIV Luwero notes that EMTCT remains still the second major mode of transmission with HIV in Uganda and Luwero in particular accounting for up to 18% of new cases.

Without EMTCT the risk of transmission of HIV during pregnancy and delivery is estimated between 15-30% and the additional risk through breastfeeding is estimated at 10-20%. With lifelong ART, the risk in the populations is reduced to less than 5% and in non population to less than 2%.

The Acting Health Educator at the district, Henry Namakola adds that there is need to continue sentise men on the importance of involving them in the elimination of the scourge.

Research has shown that administration of ART to HIV positive women and their babies can lead to the reduction of mother to child transmission.

This can be done through a strong system with ante-natal and post natal care services while taking care of other factors affecting transmission like breast feeding practices.

Luwero initiated PMTCT in 2004 was piloted in one health facility with support from Plan International.

In 2008, Luwero district entered a partnership with PREFA to scale up EMTCT to all health centre IIIs.

The EMTCT programs aims at virtual elimination of HIV transmission from mother to child as well as reduction with mortality and morbidity among HIV positive women.

The overall objective is to achieve a new generation that is free from HIV and Aids in Luwero district by 90 90 90 strategy. Uganda is now at 80% of reaching the strategy.

Constant stock of ARVS and septrin, use of champions at all levels, utilization of expert clients like peer mothers who are beneficiaries of the ART program provide support together with support from implementing partners there is improvement in following up lost to follow mothers and babies through phone calls and visits.

Low uptake of other services, poor male involvement and non disclosure hindering EMTCT services uptake. Infant feeding dilemma, which is worsened by poverty, lack of equipment for monitoring HIV positive women in public health units especially health centre IIIs.

Cabinet moves to ring fence petty trade for local businessmen

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde has said government is drafting regulations that will ring-fence petty trading to only nationals

Apologise to Buganda Kingdom - UYD tells Mao

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Addressing a news conference in Kampala yesterday, the UYD secretary general, Mr Charles Wasswa, asked Mr Mao to apologise

Thugs in army attire undress, rob traders

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Gunmen dressed in army uniform have robbed Shs6m from traders and passengers who were travelling in a taxi on the Kagadi-Kakumiro-Mubende road in the wee hours of Thursday

Buganda MPs ask Mengo to review 49-year lease

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Buganda Parliamentary Caucus has asked Buganda Kingdom to reconsider a recent directive by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to Buganda Land Board (BLB) for the issuance of land titles to all his subjects

Govt starts giving food aid to communities, schools

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
The government has released a plan for emergency food distribution to distressed communities and schools across the county

Besigye threatens to organise LC elections

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday launched a campaign dubbed ‘LC Elections Now’ to hold local council elections, should the NRM party government fail to conduct one soon

Locals turn to Rwanda for medical care

The Monitor - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 17:00
Residents of Ngoma Sub-county in Ntungamo District are seeking medical services in neighbouring Rwanda after alleged failure of the health units in the district to deliver better services

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