Cochlear implant surgery in Uganda
26 September 2021 | 6:09 am
The prevalence of hearing impairment in adults is almost 12%, and 10% in children, the Kampala Audiology and Speech Centre says. Specialists want the government to make surgery available to poor families. Some Ugandans will blame witchcraft rather than seeking proper treatment.
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A lockdown is now in place in the two central districts of Uganda where Ebola has claimed at least 19 lives. Most of the country's immediate neighbors are taking action to keep the deadly virus out.
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At least eleven students died, and six others were in critical condition after a fire in a school for the blind in central Uganda, police said on Tuesday.
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With no vaccine or treatment available for a strain of Ebola that is circulating in Uganda, the country's latest outbreak is shaping up to be the third largest on record.
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In eastern DR Congo, fighting between the M23 rebel group and the Congolese army has already forced 400,000 people to flee. Since March, more than 100,000 civilians have found refuge in Uganda. Hundreds of families arrive every week in the country, which is already home to 1.5 million refugees.
Charite Hospital says the decision allows it to perform emergency operations and keep pediatric staff as RSV infections rise among children. Authorities say this year's flu season has arrived earlier than in the past.
After two months of restrictions, 142 cases of the virus and 56 related deaths, Uganda is now lifting its Ebola lockdown while continuing to stay on high alert.
A scientist is now producing organic fertilizer in a bid to create a cheaper and more viable alternative to imports.
A four-month Ebola outbreak has been successfully controlled, Ugandan officials said on Wednesday, despite the lack of a vaccine against the strain in question.
Kampala is abandoning its Chinese partners and turning to Turkey to build a standard gauge railway that will connect to neighboring Kenya. East Africa is keen on improving its railway network as part of integration.
Uganda on Tuesday commissioned the first of its four planned oil rigs and the start of drilling the first production well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025 after a long delay.
Eddy Kenzo keeps scaling heights in music. The Ugandan who won admiration at home for winning attention at the Grammys is unrivaled among east African singers. Fans say he embodies hope that even the poorest can triumph.
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
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