Cancer Institute Sets New Charge’s For Radiotherapy Services

Cancer Institute Sets New Charge’s For Radiotherapy Services

Cancer Institute Sets New Charges for Radiotherapy services                                       The executive director, Uganda cancer institute, Dr. Jackson Orem confirms that there will be no more free service offered to patients at the Uganda cancer institute as the institute now looks out for funds to facilitate the running of business at the facility. Addressing journalists at (UCI) Dr. Jackson Oremexplained that the new charges imposed on patients seeking radiotherapy treatment are part of government policy that makes, government…

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Nearly 1 million children in West Nile to benefit from better quality health services

Nearly 1 million children in West Nile to benefit from better quality health services

Nearly 1 million children in West Nile to benefit from better quality health services New Swedish support to strengthen health system for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health KWith new funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), nearly one million children in West Nile, including newborns and adolescents, together with pregnant women, will soon benefit from better quality health services. “Supporting improvements in the health of children, adolescents and women, especially the most disadvantaged, is one…

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Uganda Gets State Of The Art Cancer & Hepatitis B Testing Machines

Uganda Gets State Of The Art Cancer & Hepatitis B Testing Machines

By.Damba Rogers Gone are the days when Ugandans are going to have to wait for weeks for blood samples to be taken and tested on foreign land for blood cancers and complex hepatitis B. The new and modern blood cancer and Hepatitis B testing laboratory equipments launched today at the national health laboratories in Butabika by the health minister Jane Aceng can do more that 3000 sample tests a day compared to the old testing…

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Merck Foundation CEO together with The First Lady of Central African Republic Meets 100 Infertile Women

Merck Foundation CEO together with The First Lady of Central African Republic Meets 100 Infertile Women

Merck Foundation awards the First Lady of Central African Republic to acknowledge her efforts to empower infertile women as ambassador for Merck More than a Mother BANGUI, Central African Republic, December 5, 2018/ — Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) underscored their partnership with the First Lady and ministry of Health of Central African Republic – C.A.R.; Merck Foundation awards the First Lady of Central African Republic to acknowledge her efforts to empower infertile women as ambassador for…

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Uganda To Get Fast Class Laboratory Equipment From Abbott

Uganda To Get Fast Class Laboratory Equipment From Abbott

By. Damba Rogers ABBOTT a world renown pharmaceutical manufacturer is donate fast class and modern lab equipment to help in early detection of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. According to the health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, in a Meeting held today at the ministry with officials from ABBOTT, the minister states that, the efforts are aimed at reinforcing efforts towards strengthening laboratory services towards achieving the 90.90.90 goals by 2020 and the long term goal of…

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2018 Access to Medicine Index finds clear signs that pharmaceutical companies are deepening their strategic focus on Africa

2018 Access to Medicine Index finds clear signs that pharmaceutical companies are deepening their strategic focus on Africa

2018 Access to Medicine Index finds clear signs that pharmaceutical companies are deepening their strategic focus on Africa In 2018, the Index reports that four of these companies are implementing or expanding commercial models in Africa that serve people on very low incomes The new Access to Medicine (www.AccesstoMedicineFoundation.org) Index notes increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes. However, the 2018 Index also finds important…

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Major Nutrition Programme launched in Karamoja

Major Nutrition Programme launched in Karamoja

A major programme to improve the delivery of quality nutrition services across Karamoja launched The Karamoja Nutrition Programme, funded by UK aid and implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme, will strengthen the Government’s health system to ensure children and mothers across the region receive high quality health and nutrition services and are better nourished. “Uganda is grateful to the Government of the United Kingdom, which has…

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Mulago Orthopedic Department Repairs Over 85 Children in Camp

Mulago Orthopedic  Department Repairs Over  85 Children in Camp

By Damba Rogers Doctors at mulago orthopedic department have conducted crucial surgeries on over 85 children with various complications in the week long Narayan seva sensthan health camp. Speaking to Dr. Tito Beyeza, a senior consultant orthopedic surgeon at Mulago, he reveals that the 12th camp is mostly handling child related cases among them being cerebral palsy, curved libs and hips replacement. Of the over 85 children operated, 30 are having cerebral palsy( children with…

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Ministry of Health has warned that antimicrobial Resistance Related Deaths To rise To 10 million by the year 2050.

Ministry of Health has warned that antimicrobial Resistance Related Deaths To rise To 10 million by the year 2050.

Ministry of Health has warned that antimicrobial resistance related deaths will rise from the present 700,000 to about 10 million annually by the year 2050. By Admin The Minister for Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that people tend to continue using antibiotics in an unregulated manner from the heath care facilities, drug shops and homes. According to the Health Ministry, Uganda currently spends an estimated USD 4,000 to treat a patient with resistant T.B…

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Uganda To Set Up Kangaroo Mother Care Units In Public Facilities

Uganda To Set Up Kangaroo Mother Care Units In Public Facilities

By Our Reporter The state minister for health, Mary Kaduchu reveals that Uganda is launching Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) this year as a key strategy for feasible and effective intervention for born too soon and small newborns. Addressing a news conference ahead of the world premature day that falls on 17th November, Kaduchu confirms that all Regional Referral Hospitals, District Hospitals and Health Centers IV in Uganda will be supported to establish KMC linked to…

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