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Gulu medics demand regulation of sale of abortion inducing drugs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Gulu district are calling for the regulation of the sale of abortion-inducing drugs. The proposal comes amidst a reported rise in health complications coupled with deaths among teenage girls practicing unsafe abortion. Data from the health department shows that a total of …

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Health workers in Agago district interdicted over abuse of office

Agago, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven workers in three health facilities in Agago district have been interdicted for alleged negligence of duty and theft of essential drugs. Those interdicted include senior health staff and support staff working at Lamiyo health centre II, Kuywee health centre II, and Geregere health centre …

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NDA shuts down 178 drug shops in Western Uganda

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has closed 178 drug outlets in Western Uganda. The outlets were closed in an operation that started on December 1, 2021 and ended on December 10, 2021, covering 19 districts of Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabo,Kabarole,Mubende, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Mityana, Kasanda, Hoima, …

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NDA arrests 15 for operating illegal drug shops

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifteen drug dealers in the Greater Masaka sub-region are in trouble for illegally operating pharmacies.  They were arrested by the National Drugs Authority-NDA during their week-long compliance and enforcement operation conducted in the area. Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at NDA says the …

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New PS Ggoobi asks NMS to seek accountability for drugs supplied

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Ramathan Ggoobi,  says there is a need to enhance accountability in the delivery and utilization of drugs and medical supplies to public health facilities. Ggoobi noted that …

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Drug stock outs frustrate health care delivery in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery is on standstill at different government-owned health facilities in Gulu following prolonged drugs stock outs in the district. According to the District Health Department, the National Medical Stores-NMS, which is mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and other consumables to …

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NDA closes 167 drug shops in greater Luwero over non compliance

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded drugs worth 81 million shillings and closed 167 drug shops in greater Luwero. The drug shops were found operating without licenses, employing unqualified staff, clinics illegally operating drug shops and others operated in unconducive buildings. The operation was conducted …

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