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Lacor hospital protests primary health care budget cut

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is protesting the more than 50 percent reduction of its primary health care budget. The hospital director, Dr. Martin Ogwang, says that they have been receiving Shillings 600million under primary health care, which accounts for 5 percent of the …

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MPs urge gov’t to address staffing challenges at referral hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Health has called for more funding to cater for human resource development at regional referral hospitals. The committee members said that limited numbers of staff at some regional referral hospitals has crippled performance and put a burden on the available staff. Nicholas Kamara, …

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Ministry of Health directs districts to recruit substantive DHOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The health ministry has noted with concern the failure by numerous District Service Commissions to recruit substantive district health officers. Dr. Diana Atwine, the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary says that the many districts are operating without substantive district health officers, which she blames on tribal …

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Health ministry extends deadline for mass polio vaccination campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mass polio vaccination campaign will go on for another three days following an extension by the health ministry. The ministry was prompted to extend the exercise that started on Thursday last week due to lack of vaccine carriers, according to health officials. Now, the exercise …

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Police blocks doctors from marching to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Wednesday blocked doctors under the Uganda Medical Association-UMA from marching to Parliament. The doctors who include medical interns, representatives of dental pre-interns, nurses, and midwives at the Bachelor level were led by the President of UMA, Dr. Samuel Oledo. They wanted to deliver a …

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Confusion surrounds administration of J&J vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administration of J&J vaccines has become an issue of controversy following contradicting statements made by health officials. So far, the country has received 650,000 J&J vaccine doses. Statements earlier made by officials from the health ministry, National Medical Stores, and the World Health Organisation, had …

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