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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Uganda’s Private Sector Into New HIV/AIDS Fund Initiative

Uganda’s Private Sector Into New HIV/AIDS Fund Initiative

By Damba Rogers The private sector in Uganda has today launched a one dollar HIV/AIDS initiative aiming at raising funds to run HIV/AIDS related programmes in the country. Speaking at the launch of the initiative today in Kampala, the chairman, One dollar initiative, Prof. Vinand Nantulya said, its time Uganda started running an internal fundraising drive to solicit money to run various HIV programmes and reduce relaying on foreign support which currently stands at 93%…

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NMS Donates 10 Millions to Nodding Disease Victims

NMS Donates 10 Millions to Nodding Disease Victims

NMS Donates 10 Millions to Nodding Disease Victims By Acaye Henry Deputy Speaker of parliament and Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah has applauded Nationa medical stores (NMS) for working with Doctors Clinic to support the recovery of Nodding Disease Victims. Oulanyah was speaking at the handover of vitamins and essential materials by NMS in Odek HCII in Omoro district. “I am happy to come here today and tell you that new supplements have been put…

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Ugandans Remind Govt On Need to Have Health Insurance Law

Ugandans Remind Govt On Need to Have Health Insurance Law

By. Damba Rogers Organizations implementing Communities health insurance schemes at the lower levels are urging government to expedite the enactment of the national health insurance regulations which have spent more than 15 years on the shelves. Due to lack of regulations in the country, it has become hard for the schemes to be rolled out to other parts of the country, which leave thousands of Ugandans un able to access health care services provided by…

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Uganda Starts New HIV Injectable Drug Research Today

Uganda Starts New HIV Injectable Drug Research Today

By Damba Rogers Starting next week, the researchers at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) are to kick off with the screening women who are to take part in the HIV/AIDS injectable (Carbotegravir) According to the clinician on the UVRI research team, Dr. Amanda Wanyana, the carbotegravir injectable is studied with the aim of coming up with another option to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS to affected persons alongside the existing capsules (Truvada) swallowed…

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Ugandans To Access Heart Drugs At Very Lowe Prices

Ugandans To Access Heart Drugs At Very Lowe Prices

By Our reporter. Ugandans suffering from cardiovascular diseases are to starting having subsidized drugs from public health centers and selected pharmacies across the country. The new initiative comes after the Uganda heart institute signed an Memorandum Of Understanding with Swiss drug manufacturer, Novartis that will see the company distribute cardiovascular drugs to the institute at USD.1 with the aim of seeing local vulnerable Ugandans suffering from cardiovascular diseases access quality medicines to crack down on…

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Ugandans Warned Against Self Referral Abroad. As Numbers Go Down

Ugandans Warned Against Self Referral Abroad. As Numbers Go Down

By Damba Rogers Self referral among Ugandans to various health centers within and abroad the country has been sighted as one of the biggest burden to resource wastage and creation of more health complications. Addressing a media meeting today in Kampala, the commissioner clinical services ministry of health, Dr. Jackson Amone and the director general health services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa say, though it’s a right for a patient to seek referral to better and faster…

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18,000 Children Live On Uganda’s Streets. Dwelling Places

18,000 Children Live On Uganda’s Streets. Dwelling Places

By, Damba Rogers NGOs working on resettling street children in Uganda are concerned with the high numbers of the street kid totaling to 18,000 now in over eight districts with karamoja accounting for over 700 kids. According to the executive director, Dwelling places, Damon Kamara, children forcefully migrate from their home districts to Kampala, Jinja, Iganga, Mbale, Soroti among other districts in search for better life as well as money. Kamara also stresses that while…

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Free Rotary Health Camp Targets 90,000 Vulnerable Ugandans

Free Rotary Health Camp Targets 90,000 Vulnerable Ugandans

By. Admin. The rotary club of lugogo has launched the annual family health days, where it provides free health care services to vulnerable communities in Uganda, with this year’s camp targeting 90,000 people. Officiating at the launch of the camp slated for 20th October in Nakasongola district, the junior health minister in charge of general duties, Hon. Sara Opendi acknowledges the fact that the country has gaps in the health sector that need to be…

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MPs Aid Woman Deliver Baby at Rural Health Center

MPs Aid Woman Deliver Baby at Rural Health Center

MPs Aid Woman Deliver Baby at Rural Health Center Legislators on the Committee on Health on an oversight visit came to the aid of an expectant mother and helped her deliver a baby at Kikuube Health Center IV. The MPs who visited the health center on Friday and found no health workers took charge of the situation and saved the lives of expectant mothers. Two women were due for delivery, while one had had a…

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