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Why female doctors are better then male

Female and male physicians practice medicine differently, says new research ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | People treated by female physicians have lower rates of mortality and readmission than those treated by male physicians. That’s according to research published on April 22 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. In their study, researchers …

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UMA opts to export doctors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Medical Association (UMA), has started a process of helping medical workers secure jobs abroad. Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, Dr. Herbert Luswata the UMA President said the decision to send colleagues to the neighboring Rwanda and the United Kingdom comes …

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Brain draining Africa

Trainee doctors are (barely) holding healthcare together ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | As the Global North poaches African doctors, healthcare falls to overworked and unmentored interns, some of whom learn medical procedures from YouTube. Fifteen of the world’s (fiscally) richest countries have over 55,000 African doctors in their health systems, a new …

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Ugandan doctors recognized for excellence in cancer care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has honored two experts in cancer treatment for winning the International Award of Excellence in cancer care in South Korea. The awards were given by the Lee Jong-Wook Fellowship which is run by Yonsei University. Dr. Martin Origa a Gynecologist …

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Pre-Intern doctors run to the High Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four pre-intern doctors have run to the High Court – Civil Division seeking permission to file a representative suit against the Ministry of Health and the Attorney General for refusing to deploy them. The petitioners are Judith Lukwago, Dr. Bill Adrati, Wyckliff Ainamatsiko, and …

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Opposition challenges Health Ministry on intern doctors deployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators have raised concerns and challenged the Ministry of Health regarding its authority to modify the terms and conditions of the deployment of pre-medical interns. The lawmakers’ response comes after a directive issued on Wednesday by Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in …

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Govt to doctors, ‘Striking won’t give you money’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors categorized as medical officers special grade or Associate Consultants announced on Tuesday that they have joined ongoing industrial action in which Senior House Officers had laid down tools over non-payment of their salaries. The doctors told a press Conference held in Mulago this …

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A month after returning to work, senior doctors to strike again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior House Officers (SHOs), also known as senior medical doctors undergoing postgraduate training at regional and national referral hospitals, have announced their intention to resume a strike over non-payment of their remuneration by the government. The doctors had previously gone on strike in March …

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