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Uganda needs 300 more health facilities -Ministry of Health

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry needs to construct an additional 300 health facilities so as to extend quality health care services to all Ugandans. According to the Health Ministry, there is need to increase the number of General hospitals, health center IVs and IIIs if …

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Mukono Municipality declines to handover hospital to district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono municipal council has passed a resolution supporting the decision of their executive rejecting the transfer of Mukono hospital management to the district. The decision was made after Mukono Mayor; George Fred Kagimu read a letter from the Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwiine …

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Health Ministry budget hasn’t been cut-Minister Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has dismissed claims that the Health Ministry budget for the 2020/2021 has been slashed. She says claims doing rounds in the media that the health budget for the 2020/2021 financial year budget has been cut to Shs. …

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Uptake of second HPV vaccine increases among school-going children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The uptake of the second dose of the Human Papilloma Virus -HPV vaccines has increased among school-going children, according to reports from the health ministry. The vaccine, which is taken in two intervals, a shot every six months, was introduced by the government in 2015 …

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Uganda sets new target as efforts to end trachoma by 2020 fail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Vector Disease Control Division in the Health Ministry has extended the deadline for the elimination of Trachoma from the country from 2020 to 2022. This follows the failure by the Health Ministry to eliminate Trachoma from Uganda in line with the 2007 resolution, …

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Luweero embraces model to reach out to people living with HIV

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Luweero district has embraced the “Differentiated Service Delivery model-DSMD” with the aim of identifying and reaching out to People Living with HIV/AIDS in villages. Under the “Differentiated Service Delivery model” health workers move from health centers to communities where they identify individuals in need for HIV/AIDs …

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