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89 sub counties lack health centres -Opendi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former minister of health in- charge of General Duties, Sarah Opendi has said that the Ministry of Health has failed to extend health centres to all sub-counties across the country. She was on Thursday speaking at the handover ceremony to Robinah Nabbanja, the …

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CSOs push for increase of primary health care budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations- CSOs are pushing for an increase of the primary health care budget. In the budget proposals presented by the Ministry of Health to the Health Committee of Parliament, the Primary Health Care (PHC) grant has been allocated 520 billion shillings, a …

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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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280 people died of malaria in December- Ministry of Health report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ministry of Health has revealed that as of last week, malaria cases across the country stood at 955,134. The report, malaria situation update also shows that by January 7th 2020, 280 malaria deaths had been recorded by the surveillance team being reported at health facilities …

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Staff restructuring at Luweero hospital starts

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Luweero District has embarked on re-organization and recruitment of staff at Luweero Hospital. On September 5th 2019 the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health Doctor Diana Atwine upgraded Luweero Health Center IV to General hospital. Atwine also directed the district to recruit 185 health workers …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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