Northern Region

PAKWACH RESIDENTS TURNING TO SOLAR AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF ENERGY DESPITE SUPPLY, QUALITY CONCERNS

BY ACHORA GEOFREY PAKWACH: MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022 In the rural communities of Pakwach district, adoption of solar power is slowly taking root, supplementing wood fuel and charcoal, the primary sources of household energy. Residents say this is because many private players in the solar energy sector are promoting the …

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INFORMATION SHARING KEY TO FIGHTING MULTIDRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN ADJUMANI-HENRY LULU

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 The Adjumani district’s assistant health officer, Henry Lulu, has advised that the approach of identifying and diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) must be changed from people waiting to first fall sick to a deliberate information sharing and sensitization of the masses if the district …

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PARENTS, GOV’T URGED TO BUILD MORE CLASSROOMS, LATRINES IN ADJUMANI GIRLS’ PRIMARY SCHOOL

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 The management of Adjumani girls’ primary school has urged the parents and the government to intervene to address the inadequate classrooms and lack of washrooms for the girl child in Adjumani girls’ primary school. The school which initially began as a girls’ …

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FALSE ALARM: AMURU RESIDENT DIED OF CRIMEAN-CONGO FEVER NOT EBOLA

BY WALTER KUMIRA AMURU: MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2022 Test result on samples taken from a resident of Amuru district who passed away after experiencing hemorrhagic fever has shown that the patient died of Crimean-Congo, a tick-born viral disease which is not a health emergency. Amuru resident district commissioner, Stephen Odong …

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MEMPRO TIPS ARUA JOURNALISTS ON REPORTING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 The training focusing on gender sensitive reporting of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) brought together 20 journalists, media personalities and social media influencers from Arua City and Terego district. “Usually after such trainings, things that you had been taking for granted …

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EBOLA OUTBREAK: ADJUMANI DISTRICT ON HIGH ALERT, ASKS FOR PPE FOR HEALTH WORKERS

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 Adjumani district health department is on heightened alert following the death of a patient in the neighbouring Amuru district who showed Ebola like symptoms. The exact cause of the death is not yet confirmed but it comes at a time when the country …

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JUDICIARY TO STRENGTHEN INNOVATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO JUSTICE-PRINCIPAL JUDGE FLAVIAN ZEIJA

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 The principal judge, Dr Flavian Zeija, has said that the judiciary will strengthen innovations that it has introduced in order to improve access to justice by the litigants. He listed operationalization of more courts to reduce the distance for the people to …

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INTER-RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF UGANDA BEGINS POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY STRATEGY

BY WALTER KUMIRA GULU: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), has started the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery strategy by identifying and handling the negative effects of the pandemic on the local communities in Uganda. Joshua Kitakule, the general secretary of the organization, while addressing members from …

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ARCHBISHOP JOHN BAPTIST ODAMA CARE CENTER FOR NODDING SYNDROME OPENS IN OCTOBER

BY KASLINE LAKAREBER KITGUM: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 The Archbishop John Baptist Odama care center (JBOCC) for rehabilitation of children with nodding syndrome is set to be opened on October 2, 2022, the organizers have said. Christopher Obol Arwai, the planning committee for the grand opening, has appealed to the …

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