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17:42
17:42

Local Pharmaceutical Companies "Not Ready to Fund Medicines Research &Development" Ministry of Health 1 3

John Kamili, the Director Cipla Quality Chemicals company who moderated a session on "Security of Supply: Made in Africa for Africa" at the conference on Friday told journalists on the sidelines of the event that Research and Development (R&D) is an expensive undertaking and companies here have not yet reached the level where they can pump money in a ‘trial and error’ ventures without expecting a return.
16:44
16:44

Health Ministry Want UGX65 bBillion for Ebola Response Ministry of Health 2 1

The minister said this money is still way below what they ideally need to put everything in place, but it will push them to at least fund vital areas of treatment and surveillance which will extend to the affected districts and those around them.
07:27
07:27

Medical Insurance, Tourism Key as Regional Private Health Providers Conference Opens Ministry of Health 4 1

Dr Ian Clarke, the Chairperson of Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), told journalists that a hospital in Nairobi is starting kidney transplants soon and instead of flying to India for procedures, it will be cost-effective for Ugandans to seek this service in Nairobi as the country readies for the launch of similar services when an enabling law is finalized.
18:04
18:04

Health Ministry Scoffs At Interns Threatening to Flee Mubende Hospital Ebola outbreak 4

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health said in an interview on Thursday that while they have received complaints about fears of infection, they are not considering withdrawing or transferring anybody from the hospital.
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Archaic Equipment, Inability to Provide Post-Abortion Care Services Bothers Activists Ministry of Health 3

Dr Justus Ampaire, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist based in Mbarara District says that protocols that are supposed to guide them in handling cases have never been reviewed and health workers, especially in upcountry districts, are still using equipment that has globally been phased out.
13:30
13:30

Experts ask Public to Take a Booster Tetanus Dose Every after 10 Years Ministry of Health 4

Dr Allan Muruta, the Commissioner of Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health says many Ugandans are unaware of the correct schedule for tetanus vaccination and wrongly believe that the jab is given once in a lifetime.
10:42
10:42

Sudan Ebola Strain is Milder-UVRI Ebola Outbreak 4 1

Dr. Julius Lutwama who heads the Department of Arbovirology, Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases at UVRI explains the confirmed Sudan viral strain is usually milder than all the other strains adding that some people may get exposed but will not show symptoms at all.
11:18
11:18

Source of Infection of Uganda’s Newly Confirmed Ebola Case still Unclear Ebola outbreak 3 1

The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine told journalists at a press conference at the ministry Tuesday morning, that they have dispatched a rapid response team to Madudu and Kiruma villages in Mubende to do a verbal post-mortem on the six reported victims who died between September 11th and 15th, 2022.
17:10
17:10

Doctors Asked to Explain Drug Prescriptions as Uganda Marks Patient Safety Day Ministry of Health 1 4

Hanifa Kawooya, the Minister of Health in charge of General Duties said writing unreadable prescriptions is an outdated technique in a world where people are more aware and concerned about their health and what medicines they are treated with.
17:44
17:44

MOH Introduces New Measles - Rubella Dose for Children Aged a Year and Half CDC 3 1

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) told journalists on Monday that measles is a disease targeted for elimination globally and that to achieve this, Uganda resolved to start giving two doses of the vaccine since the one dose currently given only offers 85% protection.
18:10
18:10

MoH Turns to VHTs in New TB Campaign Ministry of Health 2

The campaign which starts this month, according to Dr. Patrick Tusiime, the Commissioner of National Disease Control at the Ministry of Health will involve offering TB preventive medication for contacts of cases and doing random tests in the community.
16:00
16:00

Experts Want Division Youth Centres Revamped Ministry of Health 2

The experts including doctors, Ministry of Health officials, clerks, politicians, and private individuals who run adolescent clinics say that the youth desks and centres which had initially been set up at health facilities were non-functional.
15:02
15:02

MOH Receives Ultrasound Scan Machine That Uses Artificial Intelligence Ministry of Health 3 1

According to Eng. Deo Byabagambi, a Biomedical Engineer in the Ministry of Health, the machine was assessed for quality On Wednesday and what is pending now is assessing it while in use by the patients.
14:13
14:13

Researchers Cautioned Against Aiming for Publicity While Conducting Scientific Studies Makerere University 3

On average each year, the College of Health Sciences at Makerere produces over 500 journals but there are concerns about their impacts on the communities.
16:46
16:46

Scientists Predict Rise in Severe Malaria Cases as Schools Reopen Makerere University 5

Dr Richard Idro, a Malaria Researcher based at Makerere University says that the recent upsurge of malaria in many parts of the country has also seen the disease shifting from affecting very young children aged below five years to school-going children.
18:11
18:11

Superstitions Keep Children Away From Malaria Treatment in Kabarole Kingdom of Tooro 4

Busobozi says that children are brought to hospital very late when malaria has progressed into severe disease, making it difficult for health workers to save them.
17:38
17:38

Informal Sector Ignorant of Health Insurance Concept-Experts Ministry of Health 1 4

Rev. Ezra Busobozi, the Executive Director of Kitojo Integrated Development Action (KIDA), an NGO that runs a Community Health Insurance Scheme in South Western Uganda told a meeting attended by Members of Parliament and officials in the Ministries of Health and Education that while they have set up a scheme that cheaply covers key health problems of rural communities, they have still failed to attract many people to enroll.
09:00
09:00

Malaria Treatment: We Might be Mistargeting-MOH Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Jimmy Opigo, the head of the Malaria Control Division in the Ministry of Health told URN in an exclusive interview that several parts of Eastern Uganda are still reporting up to ten malaria deaths every week and yet areas such as Namutumba have been prioritized in the prevention efforts such as the distribution of insecticide-treated nets and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).
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MOH Pushes for a Peer to Peer Program to Improve Sexual Health Outcomes for Young People Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Richard Mugahi the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Reproductive and Infant Health at the ministry said on Friday that while the ministry is trying to train existing health workers to be able to handle unique needs of young people when they seek health services, they have found some of them untrainable and overwhelmed and yet they can’t afford to hire more.
11:48
11:48

18 HIV Patients Reported Dead After Abandoning ARV's in Hunger-Striken Karamoja karamoja sub region 1 2

Thousands of people in Karamoja, one of Uganda’s poorest regions, are starving as a result of prolonged drought, the increase of insecurity and its associated protection risks, as well as large-scale structural and chronic vulnerabilities.
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