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Gov’t asked to provide universal health care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to start thinking of providing universal healthcare for every Ugandan to deal with pandemics. Speaking on Monday during a zoom discussion organized by the Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Centre [Huripec] Prof. John Jean Barya, the Makerere University law …

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Do not cut health spending during downturn, WHO warns

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | European governments should not cut healthcare spending during the current economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday. “We are concerned that countries will respond to this crisis in the same way they did to the recession 10 years ago… by …

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Egypt hospitals near ‘critical threshold’ in virus fight

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Three months after Egypt reported its first novel coronavirus case, medical experts warn the strained healthcare system of the Arab world’s most populous nation is nearing a “critical threshold”. Hospitals have been hit by a flight of doctors abroad in recent years while the frontline staff …

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Gov’t to award health workers to boost quality health care

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to award hard working health workers to motivate other personnel countrywide to provide quality healthcare. The Heroes in Health awards were launched on Thursday by Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. Aceng said that the awards are also meant …

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Activists want Patient Rights Law expedited

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health activists have attributed the continued shelving of the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities Bill which was first tabled in parliament in 2015 to the fear by government to be held accountable when it comes to provision of healthcare. Robinah Kaitiritimba, the executive director Uganda …

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