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Concerns as injuries top causes of death in emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commissioner of Health and Emergency Medical Services Dr John Baptist Waniaye says despite the establishment of a well-coordinated Emergency Medical Services system, injuries still top other causes of mortality in the country. According to the 2013/14, Ministry of Health Annual Health Sector Performance Report, …

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Over 772 patients storm Mulago free surgical camp on day one

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 772 patients turned up on the first day of a week-long free surgical camp organized by Mulago Specialized National Referral Hospital to commemorate this year’s independence day. Speaking to journalists on Monday, Dr. Nobert Orwotho, the Surgical Director at the hospital, stated that …

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Youth discuss contraception choices

They want comprehensive range of choices, comprehensive counselling and community engagement Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In a pioneering effort to address the unique reproductive health needs of young people living with HIV, a youth-led charity organisation; the GILO Young Positives Foundation, is taking significant strides toward empowering this vulnerable …

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