Uganda Health Communication Practitioners’ Forum
This is a home for networking and exchange among individuals involved with or interested in Health Communication in Uganda. It includes colleagues from various institutions including universities, Ad agencies, Health communication organizations/projects, Consultancy firms, Donor agencies, private sector, etc

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 days ago

    More than 200 Kibaale residents battling elephantiasis disease also known as nonfilarial elephantiasis caused by chronic exposure to irritant red clay soils of volcanic origin this has left residents in abject poverty and misery as they are stigmatized See more at http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/More-than-200-Kibaale-residents-battling-elep…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 days, 1 hour ago

    Uganda is free from the highly pathogenic bird flu,” declares Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture. In January, Kibazanga led a team that announced the outbreak of bird flu and this was followed by a total ban on importation of products from Uganda by neighboring Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and DR Congo. South Sudan did not p…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 6 days, 15 hours ago

    Health fact what meat won’t do, beans will! Most people would opt for meat rather than beans However, doctors discourage the consistent consumption of meat for health reasons such as heart disease.
    According to Sarah Mubiru, a nutritionist in Bunga, beans are second to grains in supplying calories and proteins worldwide. Beans are rich in fiber, a…[Read more]

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 6 days, 15 hours ago

    Health facilities lacking sign language interpreters according to 2014 National Housing and Population Census, nearly 1.1 million Ugandans suffer from hearing disability. the failure by government to provide sign language interpreters for the deaf violates their constitutional rights to equality, dignity, and deprives them of their freedom from…[Read more]

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 1 week, 1 day ago

    Can Uganda eliminate river blindness by 2020? River blindness, also known as onchocerciasis, globally, the disease is endemic in 35 countries where more than 120 million people are at risk of acquiring the infection.
    In Africa, the disease is endemic in 31 countries where 37 million are infected, 800,000 visually impaired and 270,000 have gone…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 1 week, 1 day ago

    52 United States Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in on Thursday, as they begin service in Uganda bringing the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers currently serving in Uganda to 164. The ceremony was presided over by the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Uganda, Colette Marcellin.
    The volunteers will be placed at health centers and work at…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 weeks ago

    The Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi launched the Long-Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets (LLIN) campaign for Central Region at Kyanamukaka Sub County in Masaka district. A total of 400,000 nets were distributed protecting approximately 1,600,000 people in the region
    See more at…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 weeks ago

    The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of measles in Kampala and Wakiso district in a statement made by Acting General director of Health Services. 7 people have been confirmed to have contracted measles after tested were carried out and 67 other cases reported in the month of July
    See more at http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Measl…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    According to Save the children Uganda Far too many women in Uganda still give birth at home without a skilled birth attendant or are delayed in coming to the health facility for care. Despite recent progress for maternal and child health, we still see every day 16 mothers dying due to pregnancy and birth complications, 81 babies dying within the…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Scientists in the United States have repaired a disease-causing mutation in the DNA of early-stage human embryos, they said, taking a step closer to engineering babies free of inherited disorders. 42 out of 58 — ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation carried in the DNA of the sperm used to create them, a team reported in the…[Read more]

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks ago

    IMPROVED QUALITY OF CARE AT FACILITIES IS SAVING NEWBORN LIVES At present, all 14 facilities in the Regional Learning Network pilot initiative’s catchment area have neonatal units. They have the capacity to manage babies born at 1.5 kg or above and to treat mild asphyxia and sepsis. Even in situations that are beyond their ability to manage, h…[Read more]


  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks ago

    Uganda has come 132nd out of 172 countries in the End of Childhood global index released by Save the Children. The index, contained in Save the Children’s Stolen Childhoods 2017 report, ranked 172 countries based on the best and most difficult countries in the world for children to have a safe, secure and healthy childhood. Norway topped the l…[Read more]

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks ago

    Did you know that leaves also have painkilling properties? According to Patrick Mutagubya, a nutritionist in Wakiso, sweet potato leaves are rich in potassium, Vitamin C, beta carotene, fibre, lutein and xanthine. See more at http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1458952/sweet-potato-leaves-healthy-vegetable

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks ago

    Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a US study found Tuesday. Researchers also uncovered a “significantly higher risk” of lung cancer, gallbladder cancer, melanoma and breast cancer. See more at…[Read more]

  • Mariam Nabukenya wamala posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    items worth sh50m were handed to over 300 households in Napumpum and Panyangara sub-counties by Muslim brothers, under their umbrella organization Helping Hand for Relief and Development, delivered food items including maize flour, rice, sugar, cooking oil, soap, tea leaves and bread spread. see more at…[Read more]

  • Ritah Kagwa posted an update in the group Group logo of UgandaUganda 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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