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Regional hospitals to start surgery for diabetic retinopathy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has revealed a government plan to roll out surgery for diabetic retinopathy to all regional hospitals. Aceng said the eye blinding disease is currently treated at a few selected hospitals located mostly in the central region. She made …

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Health minister passes out 164 community health extension workers in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred sixty-four Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) have been passed out to help improve health service delivery in different parishes in Lira city and district. According to the health ministry, CHEWs are human resources that will advance Uganda’s health promotion and disease prevention agenda. …

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EBOLA: Minister Aceng backtracks on early closure of schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, has backtracked on her earlier proposal of cutting the school term short as one of the means to stop the deadly Ebola virus disease from spreading into schools. During a televised interview broadcast on Sunday, Dr. Aceng …

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Mubende district gets new Ebola treatment unit

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has commissioned a newly constructed Ebola treatment unit in Mubende district, to create more space for handling patients on admission. The new unit, located at the Works yard in Mubende town will accommodate 60 patients. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng …

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Ministry of health launches nationwide polio vaccination exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng on Wednesday launched a nationwide door-to-door polio vaccination exercise targeting 8.7 million children aged below five years in the country. This is the second vaccination exercise after the first was held in January this year.   Today,together …

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Uganda assures foreign envoys of readiness to combat Ebola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Thursday gave envoys accredited to the country a guided tour of the Ebola treatment units in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the neighboring Entebbe city. Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said the envoys, including those from UN …

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Gov’t avails transport to teachers, health workers in Mubende

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has provided vehicles to transport medical personnel, teachers, and learners in Mubende district. The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, said that the government deployed vehicles in line with the presidential directive that restricted the movement of public and private vehicles after Mubende …

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