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Gulu hospital staff on spot for misconduct

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The staff of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Gulu City is on the spot for misconduct, absenteeism, and unprofessionalism. This was discovered by the State House Health Monitoring Unit during a survey on health service delivery conducted at the hospital. The survey was headed by …

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Improving paediatric surgery

Ministry of Health launches strategic plan  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Ministry of Health has launched a five-year plan to improve the paediatric surgical care system in regional referral hospitals across the country. The goal of this initiative is to develop a critical mass of highly skilled human resources …

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Life-saving yellow fever vaccine

It is being administered to children aged 9 months in the routine immunisation programme Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The Ministry of Health will vaccinate over 1.9 million children against yellow fever with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Gavi In 2022, Uganda was one of 14 countries …

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Tanzania confirms first-ever cases of Marburg virus

Kagera, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania has confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-west Kagera region. Tanzania’s National Public Health Laboratory analysed samples to determine the cause of illness after eight people …

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