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Cultural competency in healthcare

Why is it crucial and what can be done to improve on it? SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, medical professionals have sworn the Hippocratic Oath, through which they commit to providing their patients with the best care possible. This includes patients of …

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Health system inequalities

They drive antimicrobial resistance in East Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID pandemic has exposed long-standing structural fault lines in societies – especially in health systems. These same inequalities also drive another major global health concern: antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation defines antimicrobial resistance as the process by …

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Civil unrest disrupts health services in S. Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South Africa’s National Department of Health said on Tuesday that health services were disrupted in the country due to the ongoing protests. “The recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout and also disrupted access to essential healthcare services including collection of chronic medication by …

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Acholi MPs ask gov’t to increase funding to Lacor hospital

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub region have asked the government to increase funding to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu. The call follows the overwhelming demand for health care services at the Hospital with the rising number of Covid-19 cases. The hospital has …

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Kyotera district dedicates special clinic days for elderly patients

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kyotera district have dedicated special clinic days to attend to the rising number of elderly persons seeking healthcare services in the area. Dr Edward Muwanga, the District Health Officer says that the district executive committee together with the health department resolved that …

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Private providers want to be intergrated in COVID-19 care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private healthcare providers are calling for the establishment of a health sector commission to coordinate different entities in times of emergencies like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Ian Clarke, the chairman of the Uganda Healthcare Federation; an organization that brings together private health facilities …

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