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OUT PATIENTS: Mulago hospital closes, shifts to Kiruddu

Starting Monday, most of Mulago’s out-patient clinics will move to the newly built Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Kiruddu hospital in Makindye. This, according to the hospital’s Public Relations Officer Enock Kusasira, is to enable faster renovation of Mulago’s out-patients clinics. “We inform stakeholders and the general public that our …

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Health ministry steps up Yellow Fever vaccination

The Ministry of Health will target about 700,000 residents of Masaka, Rukungiri and Kalangala in a drive to step vaccination against Yellow Fever. A free Yellow Fever vaccination exercise will be carried out in the country’s three most highly affected districts, with focus on all aged 6 months and above  …

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#SaveCarol Campaign Meets Roadblocks As US Medical Facility Opts Out

Dear @RuhakanaR @USAmbUganda @usmissionuganda help #SaveCarol @ntvuganda @DailyMonitor #SomeOneTellMulago pic.twitter.com/MQKF4mrK5U — Muhereza Kyamutetera (@MKyamutetera) May 7, 2016 While the cancer radiotherapy machine broke down at Mulago Hospital, a health crowdfunding cause united Ugandans. It was for a one Carol Atuhirwe who needed UGX 270 million for surgery in the United …

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When the sick bypass doctors

Since she retired from teaching, Sauda Neema, 61, suffers from diabetes, has difficulty sleeping, and often feels general body pain.  She believes it is her fate, as an elderly person, to endure pain. “When you start aging, the first thing you forget about is being fine,” she says, “(But)you can’t …

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Now, Cameroonian keeper dies aged 26 during warm-up

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | The goalkeeper of a Cameroonian women’s team has died after collapsing before a first division game, less than 48 hours after the death of Patrick Ekeng, the country’s football federation announced on Monday. Jeanine Christelle Djomnang, 26, fell ill during the warm-up prior to a …

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Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Paris, France | AFP | Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ. In 2013, at least 250,000 people died not from the illnesses or injuries that prompted them to seek hospital care but …

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Tackling sickle cell disease

  Uganda gets technology, improved care to extend life for sufferers When Evelyn Mwesigwa, a social worker thought of settling down – marrying and having children, she considered a lot of things. Religion, love, respect and of course her partner’s HIV status. What never crossed her mind was a sickle …

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Tororo shines as Malaria rates drop

As Uganda joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Malaria Day, the Ministry of Health officials have revealed that malaria rates, especially in Northern parts of the country, have dropped. The #WorldMalariaDay celebrations are ongoing in Lira. Tororo in Eastern Uganda, with a prevalence rate of 8%, got …

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