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MOH Seeks Partnerships to Tackle Preventable Disease Burden Ministry of Health 3 1

State Minister of Health Hanifa Kawooya says that the Ministry of Health is constrained and can’t deliver services to the furthest of communities. Kawooya said that since the MOH structures stop at Health Center II, they have been challenged on having timely interventions into community problems.
19:53
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Uganda Uses Archaic Law to Manage COVID-19- Rights Activists Ministry of Health 4

Sarah Bireete, the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Governance (CCG) notes that while the government would have quickly enacted a guiding law like was done in other countries, they resorted to presidential decrees where the president illegally turned himself into a lawmaker.
13:30
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Gov't Slashes COVID-19 Testing Fees, Takes over Service at Airport Ministry of Health

The health ministry had accredited three laboratories to carry out testing at the Airport. The three; Test and Fly, Safari and Same Day laboratories were charging USD 65 (229,000 Shillings) for every test conducted. However, the government has since resolved to reduce the cost to USD 30 105,000 Shillings.
13:11
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Radiotherapy Slows Down as Mulago Closes Cancer Machine for Servicing new cancer machine 3

This TrueBeam machine which treats about 70 patients on a daily basis is just a year old having been installed in August 2020. It was procured by the government at USD 4 million, and it's more preferred by both doctors and patients than the Cobalt 60.
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Dead Bodies that Stay in the Wards for Hours Traumatise Patients in Buvuma District Parliament 3 1

Claire Namuweera recalls the night the patient near her died and the health workers immediately administered the offices dutifully and then left the body there until morning when the relatives came to collect it, something which forced her caregiver and sister to spend the rest of the night outside yet it was raining.
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MOH Starts Installing Trackers in Ambulances Ministry of Health 3

Waniaye says, this move that comes shortly after a government ambulance was recently stolen in Arua district is targeted to cover all the over 300 ambulances owned by the government. So far, they have received conflicting reports from intelligence about the whereabouts of the stolen car. While some say it’s in DR Congo others say it’s being driven in country.
13:02
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Rubirizi VHTs Reject UGX 50,000 For COVID-19 Allowance Ministry of Health

Alice Tuhiriirwe, a VHT from Kicwamba village in Katerera, says that they were promised Shillings 150,000 but they sent them Shillings 50,000 without any explanation.
03:50
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Health Ministry Cautions Ugandans on Mixing COVID-19 Vaccines Ministry of Health 1

The call comes following the arrival of 647,080 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at time when many Ugandans who received the first jab are waiting to receive their second jab. Preliminary records from the health ministry show that over 150,000 people are due for their second dose
15:31
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Experts Recommend Polio Boosters for Adults Ministry of Health 1

According to scientists, while most adults were vaccinated against the disease when they were children, the immunity provided for by the vaccines has since been reduced and needs to be revamped.
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High Number of Cancer Patients Concealing use of Herbal Medicine Worries Experts Ministry of Health 5

Senior Oncologist Dr. Fred Okuku said it is difficult for them to ensure that patients completely stay away from alternative medicine and called for developing such medicine and taking them through proper channels to check their safety. He notes that with the effectiveness of the pumpkin, they are pushing to have this studied and documented.
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Deceased Medical Student had Brain Edema, Cerebral Malaria-Doctors Ministry of Health 5

Dr. Rogers Senyonjo, said that the mother of a two-year-old daughter got her jab on August 19th, 2021 and got a headache, which they initially thought would be resolved with simple pain killers.
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Mulago Explains Why Patients Continue Paying for Specialized Services Ministry of Health 4 1

Mulago Hospital Executive Director Dr Byarugaba Baterana told journalists on Friday that the facility was only availed a paltry 8.7 billion Shillings for drugs, yet they need up to 101 billion Shillings. He says that the hospital at the moment only gets an allocation of 69.3 billion Shillings of which 29 billion goes to payment of staff salaries.
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Mulago Women’s Hospital Operates Without Key Specialists Ministry of Health 2 1

Dr Evelyn Nabunya, the Executive Director of the Hospital told their first board of 12 members that was inaugurated on Thursday that the hospital that is supposed to handle sophisticated procedures especially in fertility care such as In vitro fertilization (IVF) has only 376 of the planned 880 members of staff.
14:18
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Women Cautioned on Menstrual Changes after COVID-19 Vaccination Ministry of Health 3 1

Like the expert, a dossier recently released by GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance that is spearheading equitable supply of vaccines across the world shows this as a possibility, even though they said that there was no conclusive evidence to link the vaccine to the menstrual cycle.
20:17
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MOH Disregards Call for Ring-Fencing COVID-19 Jabs for Health Workers Ministry of Health 2

As of today, according to MOH figures, only 47,165 out of an estimated 150,000 health workers have been fully vaccinated countrywide despite them being the first lot for the government to prioritize for vaccination when the jabs first arrived in the country early in March.
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MOH Wants Afghan Refugees Vaccinated Against Polio Ministry of Health 2

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Manager Uganda Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) told journalists on Thursday that they have proposed to the technical committee handling the refugees that the visitors should be vaccinated against both type 1 and type 2 strains of the virus irrespective of their age.
11:08
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COVID-19: Apac Village Under Total Lockdown Ministry of Health 3

Robert Adoko, who was attached to Pentecostal Assemblies of God-PAG West Lango Pastorate succumbed to COVID-19 and was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Akuli village on Wednesday.
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Scientists Move to Assess Safety Amidst Cocktails of COVID -19 Vaccines Makerere University 1 3

So far, in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccines, the country has received a donation of Sinopharm vaccines from China and they expect Johnson and Johnson vaccines that have already been ordered through the African Union. Also, the US government has promised to deliver some Pfizer vaccines this month.
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Health Ministry Lifts Ban on Travellers from India Ministry of Health 1

Other countries in this category include the US, UK, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. This categorization, the minister says is based on the presence of variants of concern in the specific country, the rate of transmission of the disease in that country, number of deaths and vaccination levels.
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Gov't to Purchase 18 Million Doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine Ministry of Health

The county is expected to spend around 351 billion shillings on the vaccines with each dose costing 19,498 shillings.
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