Friday , February 23 2024
Home / Tag Archives: medicines

Tag Archives: medicines

Fake medicines are dangerous

Three ways to spot them Kampala, Uganda | David R. Katerere | At the end of a long day, you realise you’re starting to get a headache. So you buy painkillers from the street vendor, and take two. But how do you know what those pills really are? The vendor isn’t …

Read More »

Ugandan manufacturers producing 20 percent of essential medicines: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan manufacturers still produce very low quantities of essential medicines catering for only about 20 percent of the country’s demand. Speaking at a meeting organized by the Uganda Healthcare Federation, Nevin Bradford, the former CEO of Cipla Quality Chemicals Company said currently, there are over …

Read More »

Gov’t embarks on delivery of essential medicines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, has said that distribution of essential medicines and medical supplies has commenced and will be fast-tracked to ensure national coverage. She gave the update during the plenary sitting on Thursday, 02 February 2023. “There were some logistical challenges which have …

Read More »

NDA impounds medicines worth UGX 100M in operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has impounded 406 boxes of substandard assorted medicines worth 100 Million Shillings. The head of enforcement at NDA Samuel KyomukamaIn said that the drugs were impounded from the districts of Iganga, Kamuli, Buyende, Jinja, Kaliro, Namutumba, Kayunga, and Jinja City. Kyomukama …

Read More »

Regulation of medicines in Africa

Ghana conference makes progress in efforts to harmonise it Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Africa’s limited pharmaceutical industry, high costs of raw materials, and dependence on imported medicines have long hampered citizens’ access to the medicines they need. The challenges the continent faces are daunting. They include poor supply chain systems, …

Read More »

Experts urge Africa to expedite local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Experts have called on African countries to expedite the local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products amid the continent’s dependence on externally manufactured medicines. The experts made the call during a virtual meeting hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)’s AfCFTA(African Continental Free Trade Area)-anchored …

Read More »

Health facilities in Buliisa battling acute drug shortage

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health facilities in Buliisa have been hit by shortages of essential medicines and supplies. The most affected are Biiso health center IV, Butiaba health center III, Buliisa health center IV, Kihungya health center III, Avogara health center III, Kigwera health center III and Buliisa general …

Read More »