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Government to procure new cancer equipment

Varian vice President Whitman (centre) introduces a comany official when he met President Museveni. PHOTO PPU   President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda will pay for new cancer radiotherapy equipment and also provide a grant to Varian Medical Systems Global Government to train young Ugandan professionals in cancer and oncology …

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Zuckerberg fund pledges $3 bn to banish disease

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Wednesday pledged $3 billion over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease, aiming to use the Facebook founder’s fortune for innovative research. “This is a big goal,” Zuckerberg said at a San Francisco …

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Glaxo becomes seventh female-led FTSE 100 firm

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday promoted its consumer healthcare head Emma Walmsley to chief executive, a move which will make her the most powerful woman on the FTSE 100. The 47-year-old, who succeeds outgoing boss Andrew Witty, will become the seventh female chief …

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When patients flee hospital without paying

As Ugandan private hospitals lose millions, some are considering assessing patients ability to pay before offering treatment When relatives of Patrick Obiga, a patient who had been detained at Uganda’s top private hospital; the International Hospital Kampala (IHK), over failure to clear a Shs19 million medical bill sued and was …

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