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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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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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