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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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Services for refugees in Uganda running out in January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Essential services like education, healthcare, protection and shelter for refugees and host communities in Uganda will shut down from January 2020 unless funding is urgently increased. The warning was issued by 40 International Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda, ahead of the Global Refugee Forum due …

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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Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Motor Care Uganda limited has withdrawn an ambulance it supplied to Bukomansimbi district following uproar by the local authorities that it doesn’t meet the contract specifications.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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