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MPs honor medics, decry poor state of Soroti Hospital

Kampala, Uganda |Ā  THE INDEPENDENT | Ā Parliament has this afternoon honoured a 15-member medical team of Soroti Regional Referral hospital, for successfully conducting a surgery involving the separation of a dead from a live Siamese twin. The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to …

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Residents demand upgrade of Aduku health center IV

Kwania, Uganda |Ā  THE INDEPENDENT | Ā The residents of Kwania district have requested the government to elevate Aduku Health Center IV status to a general hospital status to address health service delivery gaps. On average, the health center receives 900 in-patients a month and carries out more than 100 deliveries …

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WHO calls for action to improve health for all

Kampala, Uganda |Ā  THE INDEPENDENT | Ā The World Health Organisation (WHO) has encouraged countries to strengthen their data and information system if they are to address inequities that exist in the health system. Quoting their recent global assessment which found only 51% of the countries have included disaggregated data in …

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Butiaba health centre III closed

Buliisa, Uganda |Ā  THE INDEPENDENT |Ā Butiaba Health Center III in Buliisa District has been closed leaving hundreds of patients stranded.Ā  Last year, the health centre was submerged following the rising water levels of Lake Albert. Ā The staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, store, Outpatient Department-OPD and roads leading to …

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Only 4000 police officers vaccinated against COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |Ā  THE INDEPENDENT | Ā Policeā€™s medical team will need four more weeks in Kampala vaccinating policemen and women against COVID-19. The vaccination exercise targeting 20,000 out of close to 47,000 police personnel started on March 22.Ā  Kampala which has the highest concentration of police officers was expected to …

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Down syndrome in Uganda

Awareness of the genetic malformation still low Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Down syndrome is one of those rare medical conditions and itā€™s not surprising that it is given minimal awareness even though there is a projected rise in the number of children being born with the genetic malformation. …

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