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MoH Ps makes U-Turn on upgrading Barjobi Health Centre III

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health has withdrawn a letter she wrote confirming the upgrade of Barjobi Health Centre III to IV instead of Okwang Health Centre III. On November 14, Dr Atwine wrote to the Chief Administrative Officer of …

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Cultural competency in healthcare

Why is it crucial and what can be done to improve on it? SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, medical professionals have sworn the Hippocratic Oath, through which they commit to providing their patients with the best care possible. This includes patients of …

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Ebola: Hope for vaccines increases

WHO ships in three evaluated candidate vaccines as outbreak evolves Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | First doses of candidate vaccines against the Sudan Ebola virus are expected to arrive in Uganda in the coming days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Supplies of one of the …

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Coronavirus hospitalizations surge in Italy

Rome, Italy | Xinhua |  Hospitalizations due to coronavirus are on the rise again in Italy, according to official data released on Monday. This could signal a potential surge in cases during the upcoming winter. The Gimbe Foundation, a health monitoring entity, said that the number of patients in intensive …

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The fight against Ebola

Why women must be central to the response NEWS ANALYSIS | SOPHIE HARMAN | No time for that” was the constant refrain heard by gender and women’s health experts working in the 2014/16 Ebola response. This was an emergency and the main thing was to deal with the crisis. It …

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