Every year, 10th September is marked as World Suicide Prevention day. The day focuses on raising awareness of how preventable suicide is.

Suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals from different backgrounds and of all ages. It affects families, communities and the entire country and often leaves long-lasting…


What COVID-19 vaccine is available in Uganda?

  • The AstraZeneca vaccine is available in Uganda since 5th March 2021

(SOURCE: Ministry of Health)

What are some of the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

(SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Is it possible for someone who has gotten the COVID-19 vaccine to still get infected?

  • It is possible for someone who has been vaccinated to get infected with COVID-19. However the COVID-19 vaccine is…

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is here and the cases have rapidly increased by 81% between April and May. This clearly implies that there is a need for reliable and accessible testing services.

When faced with the need to get a COVID-19 test, it is important to note…


Urinary tract infections (UTI) account for the majority of hospital visits globally. Sound knowledge of factors associated with UTIs may allow you timely intervention to easily bring the infections under control.

Let’s start with understanding the anatomy of the urinary tract.
The urinary tract is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder…


During the past two decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children globally has increased from 4.8% to 6.1% and the total number doubled from 5.4 to 10.3 million. …


  • Maintain a healthy diet: We all learnt about a balanced diet but what is it? All women have different body mass index (BMI) and their nutrient requirements differ slightly from another. A diet that always keeps one’s immunity boosted includes fruits, nuts, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty…

The holiday season is finally here!

You might be wondering about how to celebrate and keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the spread of COVID-19. Without a doubt, these holidays will look different this year but as a Chinese proverb says, “misfortune may be a blessing in disguise”…


Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and has the potential to spread rapidly and cause serious public health impact.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Uganda is classified as a high-risk country in the “Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics” (EYE) initiative, with a history…


Uganda’s progress towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic has steadily improved over years with a drop in adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rates from 6.2% in 2017 to 5.8% in 2019 as per the UNAIDS country data. However, there is still work to be done! With the HIV incidence at 2.61 per 1,000…


From relative obscurity, breast cancer has become one of the leading causes of deaths among women in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, Uganda recorded 2,318 cases of breast cancer were reported in 2018, making it the third leading cause of cancer deaths coming next to cancer of…

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