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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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Jacob Oulanyah opens Marie Stopes specialised hospital in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has lauded Marie Stopes Uganda for their commitment and visible progress in increasing availability of affordable health services across Uganda. He made the remarks at the hybrid event to officially open the new Marie Stopes Specialized Hospital and Maternity …

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UNICEF on ground to respond to latest Ebola case in DRC

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua |  The UN children’s fund, UNICEF, said Saturday in a statement that it is working with health authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after a new Ebola case was reported in the northeastern part of the country. DRC’s government confirmed late Friday that …

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Anti Atwine protestors frustrated over case delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two suspects facing trial for staging a protest calling for the removal of the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine were disappointed on Tuesday morning when they learnt that their case had been pushed to November 25, 2021. Augustine Ojobile and Sharif …

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Bukomansimbi stuck with community health centre after funds delay

Bukomansimbi , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Bukango Sub County in Bukomansimbi district are stuck with a public health facility that has remained idle for years. In 2017, the then Member of Parliament for Bukomansimbi North Constituency Ruth Katushabe mobilized for the construction of two structures in Bukongo …

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LOP calls for enhanced funding to health sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has urged the government to increase budget allocations to the health sector. Presiding over at a fundraising for Kyambala health centre III in Bukulula sub county, Kalungu district, Mpuuga took note of the challenges dogging the …

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