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11:40
11:40

Aber Hospital Gets Peritoneal Dialysis Unit in Lango Ministry of Health 9 2

The hospital located in Kamdin Sub-county installed the three machines in November last year when the first patient was admitted.
19:56
19:56

Public Service Allows Hospitals To Recruit Critical Staff Ministry of Health

There is a ban on the recruitment of staff at all ministries, departments, agencies, and local governments but the Ministry says hospitals with wage surpluses should use the money to recruit critical staff .
09:33
09:33

Health Ministry Calls For Collaboration To End Challenges In Moroto Hospital Ministry of Health 6 1

Moroto hospital came into the spotlight after the death of two mothers within a space of one week who underwent cesarean births at the facility. The failed cesarean births caused public outcry as the leaders called for a comprehensive investigation into the causes of death at the facility.
19:16
19:16

Government Urged To Regulate Rehabilitative Care Devices assistive devices 3 1

Experts have found that everyone seems to be offering rehabilitative services without any form of regulation or right prescription by qualified professionals.
10:15
10:15

MOH Interdicts Commissioner over Corruption in Intern Deployment Ministry of Health 3

According to a letter written by Dr. Joseph Okware on behalf of Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services, the unit summoned thirty-nine interns deployed at sites across the country to understand circumstances surrounding their deployment with heightening allegations of extortion, influence peddling, and unethical behavior by some officials.
17:03
17:03

State House Investigates Rot in Deployment of Medical Interns Ministry of Health 3

The invited interns are currently deployed at Mulago, Arua, St. Kizito hospital Matany, Fort Portal, Nsambya, Mbale and Kiruddu hospitals and according to a letter written by Dr Joseph Okware on behalf of Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services the unit had summoned them to understand circumstances surrounding deployment with allegations of extortion and unethical behavior by some officials in the Ministry of Health.
15:09
15:09

Experts Discuss Sustainability as More Field Epidemiologists Graduate US Embassy Kampala 1 4

According to Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, Africa records at least two new outbreaks per week but the earlier these are detected impacts on how much countries eventually spend on countering them.
13:08
13:08

No COVID-19 Lethal Strain Spreading, MOH Ministry of Health 3

While acknowledging that people are still contracting the viral respiratory disease, Dr. Kyabayinze emphasized that there has been no surge in hospitalization or deaths in Uganda. He clarified that the two new variants, including JN.1, linked to a surge in cases elsewhere, have not been detected in Uganda.
12:42
12:42

MoH Warns Against Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapies Ministry of Health 1 4

These therapies are a medically approved way to treat people with tobacco use disorder by taking nicotine through means other than tobacco, either in the form of gum, patches, sprays, inhalers, or lozenges.
08:00
08:00

Scientists Evaluate Effectiveness of Offering Girls Money to Stop HIV Infection Ministry of Health 4

According to Dr Joseph Matovu, the Principal Investigator of the study, these interventions worked but there was no marginal improvement in the reduction of new infections. Infection rates were a little higher than in areas that didn’t receive the necessities and money.
08:16
08:16

UVRI Wins Another Five Year PEPFAR Grant Ministry of Health 5

Uganda traditionally receives US $500 million annually, facilitating diverse activities, including treatment for 1.4 million people living with HIV, a commitment ongoing for two decades since the fund's establishment by the US government, benefiting over fifty-five countries globally.
14:34
14:34

Patients Share Wards With Dead Bodies In Buliisa Health Facilities Ministry of Health 2

Without mortuaries at the lower health facilities, health workers say they are forced to leave the bodies inwards until when picked by the bereaved relatives.
14:20
14:20

An Evaluation Finds Low Uptake Of HIV Self-Testing Kits In Uganda Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

The National Medical Stores distributed over 1.2 million kits to health facilities between 2020 and 2022 but only eleven thousand five hundred kits were accessed.
08:23
08:23

Medical Bureau Speaks out on Private Not For Profit Hospitals Charging Exorbitant Fees Ministry of Health 4

Dr Tonny Tumwesigye who was speaking to URN on the sidelines of their Annual Symposium held on Thursday added that most of their facilities including Mengo Hospital in Kampala are operating with very old infrastructure. According to him, all the money that is generated is invested back especially now that they are faced with a double dilemma of having to increase salaries of health workers to match what government is providing if they are to retain the specialists they have.
06:45
06:45

High Rate of Non-Compliance to HIV Medicines in School-Going Children Bothers MOH HIV in children 3

Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry said up to 28 per cent of children who are HIV positive are not on treatment despite the policy to enrol anyone who tests positive on treatment immediately.
14:56
14:56

Stakeholders Call for Health Insurance Framework USAID 4

The tenth Parliament had passed the bill in March 2021 but the President declined to ascent to it. Many other stakeholders had also expressed disagreement on a number of areas.
17:08
17:08

Majority of Ugandan Still Complain About Access to Water Twaweza East Africa 1

The survey found that households in Greater Kampala are ten or more times more likely than those in northern Uganda to have access to piped water
16:37
16:37

Low Return Rate Recorded for Multi-Dose Routine Vaccination Ministry of Health 1 3

Speaking to journalists during a media update about the October Child Health Days on Wednesday, Dr Rita Atugonza, the Deputy Manager at the Uganda Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI), said the country has set a target of achieving at least 95% coverage of all childhood vaccines but they’re still trailing because parents don’t take their children back.
09:13
09:13

Health Ministry Launches Guidelines for DNA Testing Ministry of Health

Atwine said as a result of the rise in demand for the service, they had started seeing some clinics advertising themselves as DNA test providers, something that has now been banned and that those found promoting themselves will have their licenses automatically canceled.
15:39
15:39

Men Prefer Receiving HIV Test Kits from Peers than Testing at Hospitals-New Study Busitema University 1 2 Top story

According to Prof Joseph Matovu, the lead researcher from Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences they tested the approach using fishermen in Buvuma and Kalangala islands considering the fact that the government struggles to have them consistently tested despite being one of the key populations in which HIV prevalence is higher than the national average.
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