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Expert presents case for maintaining healthcare user fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Considering the fact that people still experience high out of pocket expenditure on healthcare to the highs of 40%, activists argue that user fees in hospitals should be returned to better health service delivery and curb corruption that’s rampant in government hospitals under the …

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Motor care Uganda, Bukomansimbi disagree on ambulance

Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Motor Care Uganda limited has withdrawn an ambulance it supplied to Bukomansimbi district following uproar by the local authorities that it doesn’t meet the contract specifications. In March this year, Bukomansimbi district with support from Korean Foundation for International Healthcare-KOFIH contracted Motor Care Uganda limited …

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Makerere seeks proposals for health research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists seeking to conduct research into healthcare can apply to get funding for their studies. The Makerere University Deputy Vice-Chancellor in- charge of Finance and Administration Dr. William Bazeyo says that a call for researchers to submit proposals was placed last week after part of …

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IMC brings healthcare closer to the Wandegeya community

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to expand its clinic network and footprint in the country, International Medical Centre (IMC) on Friday launched a new branch in Wandegeya as a way of responding to the overwhelming community demands for a quality healthcare service and bridge the service provision …

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Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Paris, France | AFP | Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism — the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations — it is just a matter of time. But many scientists insist that some problems are not so easily solved. Sooner or …

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Lives at risk as drug prices soar in crisis-hit Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Since starting treatment five years ago, 50-year-old Alice Chenyika kept her blood pressure under control by adhering to doctors’ strict instructions to take two daily doses of nifedipine. Now Zimbabwe’s worsening economic crisis has pushed prices up, and the medicine is far beyond her reach …

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