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Private health facilities asked to conduct self-assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked providers in the private sector to periodically do a self-audit to see whether their performance is up to the standards. In a circular sent out to hospital directors and in-charges across the country on Thursday, Dr Henry Mwebesa …

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IDI starts delivery of ARVs to Kalangala using drones

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has started delivering HIV drug refills to people in the Island areas of Kalangala district using medical drones.   The delivery will start in Bufumira Islands as a project that will assess the effectiveness of using the technology to deliver medicines …

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Uganda stalking China, Korea for epidemiologists training

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has embarked on a donor hunting expedition to guarantee future training of the experts who deal with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health. These are very vital in tackling emerging and re-emerging diseases, yet very costly …

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MOH asks hospitals to adopt new app for COVID-19 care

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has directed all hospital directors and District Health Officers (DHOs)  to adopt a new app to guide health workers on how to handle COVID-19 patients and also double-check the latest information on the pandemic.  In a letter addressed to the directors, …

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Lira regional hospital gets 10 ICU beds

Lira,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received 10 ICU beds from the Ministry of Health. Two other beds were also given to Lira University Hospital.   Each of the ICU beds has a ventilator to aid breathing for patients and oxygen supply systems, among other specialised systems. …

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