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Minister calls for renewed sensitization on toilet use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Only 19% of the population have the appropriate recommended pit latrines. This is according to the Ministry of Health. According to World Health Organisation- WHO, a safe toilet or latrine is that whose design, construction, management and use is arranged so that users are …

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Kawempe, Mulago hospitals to continue measles-rubella vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Health has designated three hospitals to continue the Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign. They are Kawempe Regional Referral hospital, Mulago National Referral and the Kampala Capital City Authority health centre. According to the health ministry, the posts have been set up to enable …

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Makerere seeks UGX 3 Billion to host World Health Summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Makerere University is seeking for funding worth 3 billion shillings to finance an upcoming World Health Summit. The event that is scheduled to take place in April will be the first to be held in Africa after Makerere University College of Health Sciences won …

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Malaria, pneumonia tops hospital admissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria and pneumonia were the most common diseases for which children and adults seeking treatment in the 2018/19 financial year. This is according to the Annual Health Sector Performance report that was released on Wednesday. The report shows that 84 million people were outpatients …

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Uganda to deploy Ebola frontline workers at Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is going to deploy frontline health workers on the Uganda-Tanzania border crossing at Mutukula as a response measure for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows concerns from the World Health Organisation, about Tanzania’s obstinacy in investigating the …

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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Government sides with Finasi in Lubowa hospital saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said it is not worried about the scuffles between the Special Purpose Vehicle Finasi/ROKO as long as the construction of the International Specialized Hospital of Uganda is ongoing. Parliament early this year approved a loan guarantee of 1.4 trillion shillings to Finasi/ROKO, …

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