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Treating Ebola; A Tale of Three Ugandan Frontline Health Workers Ministry of Health 1 7

At the pronouncement that it was Ebola that his colleague had succumbed to, Dr Madira says he began ‘counting coffins’ in his house. " I had treated my neighbour every day. I visited her home twice a day. I sat on her bed. Checked her temperature. I knew I was next."
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Ebola Fight Straining Bwera Hospital Ministry of Health 2

Bwera Hospital hosts the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Kasese district, an area that shares a common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country which has battled the worst outbreak of Ebola for more than a year.
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Nakaseke District to Roll Out Free Hepatitis B Vaccination Ministry of Health 2 1

The Hepatitis virus, most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery, as well as through contact with blood or other body fluids, can cause chronic infection and puts people at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer.
12:08
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Public Warned Of Water Contamination As Rainy Season Sets In Ministry of Health

According to Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services, this week 12 new cases of cholera were investigated and found positive among patients who reported to Nabulola Health Center Ill and Dubani Mission hospital in Busia district.
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More Men Opting For Vasectomy - MOH Ministry of Health 5 1

According to the health ministry, an increase in the number of men opting to get vasectomies as family planning method has been noted. The increase is being noted in mostly the Western and Central part of the country
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Ministry of Health Staff to Reapply for Jobs-Health Service Commission 2

Prof Pius Okong, the Chairperson of the Health Service Commission says that they have embarked on a validation exercise to ascertain the number of people employed by the Ministry after realizing that there was no detailed information about some of the people who are paid salaries off the Ministry’s vote.
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Medical Insurance Not a Silver Bullet for Uganda’s Health Challenges Ministry of Health 2

Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director of Uganda Healthcare Federation told Uganda Radio Network that having the scheme working could take us decades but the government needs to urgently inform the community that free healthcare is not tenable.
15:14
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Gov't Tasked to Invest in Research to Stregthen Health Information Systems Ministry of Health 5

Dr Ekwaro Obuku warns that sponsored research sometimes tend to focus on the needs of the funder and not the population. He explains that a lot research has been done especially studies but they are never rolled out for general use.
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Ebola Emergency Preparedness Could Strengthen Uganda’s Health System-Expert Makerere University 3 1

Dr. Solome Okware, the Technical Advisor Policy at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Makerere University, notes that Uganda has heightened its capacity building efforts in coordination, social mobilization, surveillance and case management since the Ebola hemorrhagic fever broke out in the neighboring DR Congo, which can be used to strengthen health systems.
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Number of Men Opting for Safe Male Circumcision Reducing Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

Christopher Otim, a third year student at Makerere University who URN found at the SMC clinic at the University Hospital, says he has not undertaken circumcision due to the fear of the unknown. He is however willing to escort friends to carry out the procedure.
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Nine-Year-Old Girl Succumbs to Ebola in Kasese ebola in uganda 1 Top story

According to health ministry officials, the deceased passed away today morning at 7:30 am
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Ebola Case Confirmed in Kasese ebola in uganda Top story

The confirmed case is a 9 year old Congolese girl who had travelled to Uganda with her mother to seek treatment
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Prof. Omaswa to Recieve Global Health Award Ministry of Health 1 2

The prize honors individuals with outstanding achievements in the field of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa.
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Medical Association Recommends 58 Specialists for Deployment in Hard to Reach Areas Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Ekwaro Obuku, the President Uganda Medical Association, says they asked the specialists from Makerere, Mbarara and Busitema Universities to volunteer and work in the hard to reach areas for at least three years.
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Health Workers in Amolatar Pinned Over Absenteeism, Late Coming amolatar district 2

Dorcus Akome, the female District councillor for Agikdak Sub County, says she has received several complaints from mothers who go the health facilities for either Antenatal Care or delivery
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Gov't Needs UGX 235bn to Roll Out Indoor Residual Spraying-EPRC Ministry of Health 2

Economic Policy Research Center fellow Tonny Odokonyero said they found that its more cost effective to implement IRS using structures at the district level than using project structures. To arrive at this, they analyzed data on activities sponsored by the American funded President’s Malaria’s Initiative and the activities that were conducted by the Malaria Control programme at the Ministry of Health and found a huge difference in costs.
10:09
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Fertility Rate Threatens Vision 2040- Experts Ministry of Health 5 1 Top story

Dr. Betty Kyaddondo, the Director of Family health at the National Population Council, says Ugandans need to plan better for their families. "The way things look now, Uganda will not be able to meet its 2040 goal or even become a middle income country. The biggest population is made up of dependents, children or youths. They are an expense that needs looking after. Instead of saving and reinvesting into the economy to allow development, money is being spent on children. The more children or dependents, the more money one spends,” she said.
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Health Budget Could Reduce to 3%- Researcher Ministry of Health 3

Okuonzi who was speaking at a symposium held to assess the strides the country has made towards attaining universal health coverage in Kampala on Tuesday said studies have shown that even as governments like Uganda have resolved to offer free healthcare, health is a personal duty and that even if there’s solidarity by policymakers to provide health services, it has nothing to do with how one maintains their own health.
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Health Centres in Lira Get Solar Power Lira District 1

The solar panels were donated by the Ministry of Health in partnership with Doctors with Africa CUAMM Uganda under the Light Every Birth (LEB) program, a nationwide campaign.
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People Living With HIV Demand Access to Holistic Health Care hiv in uganda 2 1

Through their umbrella organization, the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda-NAFOPHANU, they want the government to start providing them with care for other health-related diseases like diabetes and depression.
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