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Over 1,400 operated in 4-day Lango surgical camp

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,400 patients were operated on in the just concluded surgical camp conducted by the Association of Surgeons of Uganda (ASOU) in the Lango sub-region. The team of 250 surgeons that arrived on September 10th, offered free surgical services to people with different conditions such as …

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Journey starts to build surrogacy facility for hopeful parents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bold and compassionate move, a Ugandan woman is embarking on a groundbreaking journey to establish a surrogacy facility in Uganda, aiming to provide hope and happiness to families struggling with fertility challenges. Dorothy Kyomugasho Musimenta the visionary behind this initiative, is set …

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Health ministry to conduct client satisfaction surveys

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has embarked on conducting client satisfaction surveys in government-run hospitals amidst piling condemnation of how patients are ill-treated when they visit public health facilities. Dr Martin Ssendyona, the Ag. Commissioner Standards, Compliance, and Patient Protection in the Ministry says …

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New capnography device to improve anesthesia services at Mulago hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anesthesia Department at Mulago Hospital has acquired a new capnography device, which promises to enhance its medical services. Anesthesia is a critical medical practice where healthcare professionals induce temporary unconsciousness in patients to perform medical procedures without causing pain or discomfort. Capnography is a …

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At-home support after HIV diagnosis

Study in Uganda finds it helps people get on ART and stick with it ANALYSIS | GUS CAIRNS | A cluster-randomised study that combined home HIV testing with three home-based counselling support sessions and a peer-navigation session in a clinic produced significant increases in the proportion of people who started antiretroviral …

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Want to live to 90 and beyond?

Maintaining a Stable Weight May be Key ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | While human longevity appears to have an upper limit (the oldest age reliably recorded is the 122-year lifespan of a woman from France named Jeanne Calment) there are several things that can affect how likely we are to reach a …

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ACENG: It will be Sh15000 per person in new national insurance proposals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families will contribute sh15,000 to the insurance pool for each member of their household should the cabinet approve the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme bill, the Health Minister, Dr.Ruth Aceng has revealed. There have been various failed attempts by the Health Ministry to establish the national health insurance …

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