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Health ministry partners with UMSC to intensify health education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of health has partnered with Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC to promote health and disease prevention. Speaking at the National Health Symposium with a delegation of officials from UMSC led by the Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje at the Health Ministry headquarters, Dr. Tabley Bakyaita, …

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Medics seek alternative methods for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics treating COVID-19 patients and those carrying out testing of samples want the government to introduce alternative tests for COVID-19. Currently, the government recommends the use of PCR tests as the best way to determine whether someone has COVID-19 or not. The tests are estimated …

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US gov’t to support 10 regional referral hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten regional referral hospitals are set to benefit from a five-year program funded by the United States government aimed at strengthening the coordination of HIV related activities in Uganda. They are Masaka, Arua, Fort Portal, Soroti, Jinja, Mbarara, Lira and Moroto, Kayunga and Bombo military …

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Gulu regional hospital yet to install ICU beds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten Intensive Care Unit- ICU beds supplied to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in September to support the management of covid-19 patients are yet to be installed despite the increasing death toll. Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health earlier said each …

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Referral hospitals enrolled on centralized patient management system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten regional referral hospitals across the country have been enrolled on a centralized patient’s management system to enable the health ministry to track their service delivery levels and effectiveness closely. The digitized Integrated Health Facility Information Management System-IHMIS is an innovation by the government’s …

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Dr. Atwine asks hospital directors to punish absent health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ministry of health permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine has tasked hospital directors across the country to take disciplinary action against health workers who were away from duty without permission during their recent spot check that ended last week. In a circular issued to …

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Dr Atwine frustrated by non-performing commissioners in ministry of health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine has expressed frustration over the continued poor performance of commissioners in the ministry. She says that the commissioners continue being promoted automatically without a review. Atwine who was speaking on Saturday during a meeting organized by …

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Common RDTs ineffective in detecting malaria – Study

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has found that the readily available Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) used in testing for malaria are missing some positives especially those that have low levels of the disease and those that are asymptomatic. The observational study whose results were released …

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