Guidance by Catholic Bishops of Uganda on Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Guidance by Catholic Bishops of Uganda on Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you already know, the novel Corona virus, COVID-19, outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has spread to many countries, including some in East Africa. The virus is infectious, meaning it can spread directly or indirectly from one person to another. Its spread is through the mucosal membranes […]

President Museveni’s Full Address on Guidelines on Avoiding the Corona Virus Pandemic

President Museveni’s Full Address on Guidelines on Avoiding the Corona Virus Pandemic

The president of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Uganda as one of the preventive measures to avoid the spread of Corona virus (COVIC19) in his televised address to the nation on Wednesday 18th March 2020. Institutions such as  Pre-Primary Schools, secondary schools, universities and tertiary institutions […]

Mental Health Policy Overview in Uganda

Mental Health Policy Overview in Uganda

Uganda has a draft mental health policy and an out-dated mental health law, but no separate Mental Health Strategic Plan. The small proportion of health financing which goes directly towards mental health is oriented towards the National Mental Hospital and Regional Referral Hospitals with mental health units; while mental health also benefits indirectly from the […]

Therapy for Teens: Why Teens Need Mental Healthcare

Therapy for Teens: Why Teens Need Mental Healthcare

Thousands of teenagers live with various types of mental illness and mental health problems, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders. Medication and psychotherapy are some of the treatment options for mental illness. Mental health includes how you act, feel, and think in different situations. Teens have mental health problems […]

How Telemedicine and Telehealth can Improve Healthcare Services

How Telemedicine and Telehealth can Improve Healthcare Services

Distance and travel time between patients and care providers can limit access to better healthcare. Fortunately, with technological advancements like telemedicine and telehealth, one  can overcome geographic barriers to healthcare services, especially for specialized health care providers. Just like online-counseling, telemedicine can be particularly beneficial for patients in medically under-served communities and those in rural […]

Heart Attacks During Christmas Eve

According to the health research carried  out in  Sweden, Christmas Eve is the worst day of the year for heart attacks, researchers found, with risk rising nearly 40 percent. More specifically, research showed that most heart attacks hit around 10 p.m. that day. The observational study analyzed the timing of 283,014 heart attacks reported to […]

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