By Spy Uganda
NBS Television’s journalist Henry Mugenyi has yet again bagged this year’s Media Excellence award at the Heroes in Health Awards (HIHA) 2022 that went down last night at the Common Wealth Resort Munyonyo.
HIHA is a rewards initiative instituted to recognize outstanding individuals, entities, organizations, services, products, and programs in the health sector.
Mugenyi emerged winner with his story titled Predators of Busoga that focused on teenage pregnancies in the Busoga sub region after beating fellow journalist, Andrew Kyamagero.
Mugenyi started as a youth TV show host at NBS TV’s NBSMixUp and NBSYouthVoice, as he was perusing his studies and later transited into the newsroom where he has worked on block buster stories like, the Fake Covid19 Results, Street of Shame; a story that focused on the dire situation on Mulago hospital’s emergency ward, The Predators of Busoga key among others that have turned him a hero indeed in health journalism.
Upon receiving the award, Mugenyi expressed gratitude to God and his work environment for pushing him to greater heights.
“All God! I am the HIHA2022 ‘Media Excellence’ Award recipient, having also won that of last year! I am not stopping. Thank you all,” Mugenyi said.
At the this awarding ceremony, Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng rallied all health workers to desist from prioritizing their selfish interests but aim to save lives of people.
She asserted that these annual awards have produced noticeable strides in the sector. This was re-emphasized by the Permanent Secretary for the ministry, Dr Diana Atwine, who noted that HIHA awards have proved to be a source of motivation and inspiration to health workers across the country.