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Burundi: Army Commanders’ Movements Restricted as Explosions Rock Bujumbura

Burundi forces are being accused of committing human rights abuses

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They argue that the inadequacy of staff quarters at health facilities across Uganda is increasing cases of staff absenteeism and midwives can’t attend to expectant mothers at late hours.

The issue was raised Thursday during the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health Assembly (RMNCHA) at Sheraton Kampala Hotel which was officially opened by the First Lady, prostate http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/class-pop3.php Janet Kataha Museveni.

Most of the District Health Officers (DHOs) explained that in addition to need for housing, diagnosis http://crewchiefpro.com/wp-admin/includes/revision.php the human resource to handle deliveries is still wanting as several midwives lack skills and the competency.

According to the State Minister for Health Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, staffing of health workers in Uganda has increased from 27 percent to 60 percent but he stressed that the progress is still minimal if Uganda is to achieve the intended results.

“The maternal mortality ratio has decreased over the years and is currently at 360 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births from 500 in the mid 1990s. However, we must challenge ourselves to do better than this through better coordination among stakeholders,” said Dr. Baryomunsi.

It was noted that some regions in the country are doing well in maternal health compared to others due to having more funding partners which eases implementation of RMNCHA programs.

The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Ruth Aceng urged district leadership to be more committed especially on the aspects of accountability and recruiting the right people.

“We urge DHOs to always get introduction letters before they can begin working with funding partners. This way we shall ensure they first understand our terms and reduces incidences of overstepping district authorities,” she said.

The conference also resolved that the two ministries of Health and Education should work closely to raise awareness on reproductive maternal health so as to reduce cases of early pregnancies among school-going girls. Other resolutions included more support to the religious leaders in sensitizing the public on issues of family planning and maternal health.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye said government is committed to championing of reproductive health noting that 9 hospitals have so far been renovated giving priority to maternity wards.

He said a state of the art reproductive health facility is also being constructed at the national referral hospital, Mulago.
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Namaganda passed at Ihospital on Friday morning.

The deceased’s husband and East Africa Legislative Assembly MP, Mukasa Mbidde today morning revealed that, “Hon Susan Namaganda together with two others have had the vehicle they were travelling in knocked off the road along Mpigi by a yet an unknown vehicle.”

He added: “She is in critical condition here at Nakasero Hospital.”

Medical sources said Namaganda breathed her last at around 11:30am.
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“She is dead, prescription http://cortrium.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-response.php ” confirmed Parliament Communications Chief, Chris Obore in a message to ChimpReports.

Namaganda passed at IHK hospital on Friday morning.

The deceased’s husband and East Africa Legislative Assembly MP, Mukasa Mbidde today morning revealed that, “Hon Susan Namaganda together with two others have had the vehicle they were travelling in knocked off the road along Mpigi by a yet an unknown vehicle.”

He added: “She is in critical condition here at Nakasero Hospital.”

Medical sources said Namaganda breathed her last at around 11:30am.
In a bid to block uncoordinated troop movement amid heavy explosions in Bujumbura, sildenafil http://chamberhealthcoop.com/wp-includes/meta.php President Pierre Nkurunziza has directed that all battalion commanders must stay at their posts till next year.

The instructions provide that the commanders will not move from their bases until January 15, 2016.

The better part of the city has been shut down after heavy night fighting between rebels and government troops escalated on Friday morning.

There is heavy military presence in Bujumbura with civilians locking their shops and staying at their residences.

Jeome Uwamahoro, 26, a resident of Bujumbura said he heard not less than 30 grenade explosions in three hours today morning.

But presidency media advisor, Willy Nyamitwe moved to downplay the impact of the rebellion, saying “The Sindumuja insurgency ended up with a failed coup.”

He added: “The shots in the night conclude with today’s defeated attack.”

Nyamitwe said when international observers are around “we often get night gunfire. Tonight the Sindumuja tried to attack military camps but they failed.”

Rebels reportedly targeted two military camps including Muha and an army school.

The African Union observers are in the country to assess the security situation amid concerns of a possible slow genocide.

A normal day in Burundi starts with counting of dead bodies on Bujumbura streets.

The country slipped into anarchy after President Pierre Nkurunziza chose to seek a third term in office despite the expiry of his two mandatory terms.

While Nkurunziza said his first time was only by Parliament’s appointment and the other by adult suffrage, world leaders warned that attempts to cling to power would push the country to the edge of a civil war.

Opposition took to the streets in large violent protests which would eventually turn into an armed rebellion.

According to the United Nations, hundreds of people have been killed in the conflict.

Sources said the orders given to military commanders to stay at their stations came against the backdrop of fears of a possible coup.

But Nyamitwe said the “situation is returning to normal as firearms are seized.”

He further said many insurgents have been killed or arrested.


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