KAMPALA â€“â€“ PEOPLE living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have launched a comprehensive work-plan to guide them in promoting knowledge on service delivery and advocating for appropriate care, healthy and treatment services at the grassroots.
The work-plan contains goals and objectives formulated during the first one-week-long advocacy skills workshop held at TAL Cottages, Lubaga. It was organised by Policy Project in collaboration with the National Forum of plWHA Networks in Uganda. According Dr. John Kabera, the country director of Policy Project, some district leaders continue sidelining PLWHA in policy making.
â€œThey forget that, care, support and provision of ARVs for PLWHA is a societal collective responsibility,â€ said Kabera, while closing the workshop.
MUKONO â€“â€“ Sh32m meant for drugs and other necessities in Kawolo Hospital is missing, a district auditor has revealed. Livingstone Diika said this in a document he wrote to the district Chief Administrative Officer Solomon Sonko. The money was budgeted for the financial year 2003/4 for the hospital. The report says out of sh315m budgeted only sh283m was accounted for. The report further says sh22.9m was unaccounted for, but hospital authorities say the money was paid to staff as allowances. The document quotes more missing funds.
Onions for cough
ONIONS are used for medicinal purposes in some parts of the world. It is part of a plant family rich in biodynamic constituents mainly alkaloids. They also help to combat vitamins A, B and C deficiency. Onions are edible at all stages of growth. They can be eaten fresh and raw. They also say it improves the memory if eaten fresh and often. For medicinal purposes: Onions are used for cough and sore throat. Mix 1/2 a cup of chopped onions with 1/2 a cup of water, stir and drink in portions during the day. For gastro-intestinal infection, mix 1/2 a cup of chopped onions with a bottle of water, boil together and drink in portions during the day. For high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, diabetes; take 1/2 a cup of chopped onions during the day. However, Handling should be done with care to avoid contact with eyes.
Passive smoking affects kids more
LONDON â€“â€“ Are you a smoker and a father? Each time you puff in the house, you increase your childâ€™s risk of getting lung cancer, a study has found out. Children exposed to passive smoking have a higher risk of developing lung cancer later in life than other youngsters, according to the research. Daily exposure for many hours could treble the risk, but even if children encountered second-hand smoke, only on a weekly basis it could be dangerous. researchers have shown that a chemical in tobacco causes cancer of the stomach, liver, kidney and cervix. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer worldwide, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France.