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NDA closes down 70 shops, Impounds drugs worth UGX40 million

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority – NDA has closed 70 drug outlets and impounded 140 boxes of drugs worth 40 million shillings during a seven day compliance enforcement operation in the seven districts of Rwenzori region. The operation, according to the Authority, targeted drug outlets that …

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Pfizer offers Uganda, 44 countries cheaper drugs

New medicines and vaccines to be availed on a not-for-profit basis Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. has announced that it has significantly expanded its commitment to An Accord for a Healthier World to offer the full portfolio of medicines and vaccines for which it has global rights …

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Health worker arrested over theft of malaria drugs

  Kibuku, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-four-year-old John Stanley Mateka, the in-charge of Community Health Plan in Kapiyia parish, Nankodo sub county, Kibuku district is behind bars for alleged theft of essential drugs. Samuel Semewo, the Bukedi Region Police spokesperson says that Mateka was intercepted on Monday while traveling to …

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NMS seeks Shs298 billion to counter decline in donor funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) is seeking Shs 298 billion to offset the projected funding gaps arising from the declining donor funding. NMS General Manager, Moses Kamabare said that since donor agencies such as PEPFAR that have for long provided essential medicines such as …

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How NMS is harnessing technology to counter theft of medicines in Public Hospitals 

SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ten years ago, in-charges of health facilities would make paper-based orders to National Medical Stores (NMS) for medicine deliveries. Quite often, mistakes would happen in making orders and sometimes, these papers would get lost. Moreso, paper-based work was so time-consuming and laborious. In 2019, …

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Two arrested over alleged theft of drugs in Arua city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two women in Ayivu West division, Arua city have been arrested for the alleged theft of drugs from Adumi health centre IV. The suspects are Antoniata Nyakuru, 43, a midwife at Adumi health centre IV, and Judith Atako, 30 years, a resident of Ambala cell, …

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