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Regional referral hospitals lack isolation wards, ICU beds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Regional referral hospitals across the country lack the capacity to handle critical COVID-19 cases according to a survey conducted by URN. This contradicts earlier claims by the Health Ministry that Regional Referral Hospitals are prepared to handle COVID-19 cases should the need arise. Last …

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Americans to be evacuated from Uganda tomorrow

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Embassy in Uganda in it’s latest health alert has told its citizens that a plane set to evacuate them from Uganda departs on Friday, 3rd April, 2020. The embassy resolved to exit their willing citizens who are able to pay for their …

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Gov’t to award health workers to boost quality health care

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to award hard working health workers to motivate other personnel countrywide to provide quality healthcare. The Heroes in Health awards were launched on Thursday by Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng said that the awards are also meant …

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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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