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Ministry of health launches HIV self test kit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched a new HIV blood self-testing kit, which has been piloted and found effective for use among university students. The Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, says that the test kit dubbed “Check Now” was developed by global medical device company …

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Local gov’ts can’t juggle e-cash for health workers: MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has blamed the delay in payment of Village Health Teams (VHTs) and other workers who conducted the door-to-door polio immunization exercise in October on the failure of local governments to juggle digital payments. VHTs were entitled to payment of 60,000 …

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Locals turn to Parliament over fate of Kilembe Mines Hospital

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kasese district have appealed to Parliament to intervene in the fate of Kilembe Mines Hospital, whose structures were destroyed by the May 2020 floods after River Nyamwamba burst her banks. The distraught residents lodged their appeal to the Committee on Health on Wednesday, 26 …

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Continued drug stock outs worry MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has been urged to address the continued drug stock outs faced by health centres countrywide. Robert Migadde, Buvuma Island County MP said that health centres in Buvuma Island have been operating without drugs since November 2022. He made the revelation during …

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Preparing for the next epidemic

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When COVID-19 broke, the world was caught unprepared despite decades of warnings of the threat of global pandemics and years of international planning. The failure to adequately fund and execute these plans has exacted a heavy human and economic price. Uganda has been battling Ebola …

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Uganda close to be declared Ebola-free: ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is expected to be declared Ebola-free on Wednesday if no new case is registered by then, the Ministry of Health said Monday. A ministry statement said that the ministry and its partners are expected to announce the news on Jan. 11 in the central Ugandan …

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Residents protest medical supplies cut to Kilembe Mines Hospital

Kilembe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have foiled a demonstration by residents of Bulembia division and surrounding places in Kasese municipality. The residents rose up this morning protesting the decision by the Ministry of Health to withdraw the credit line for medical supplies to Kilembe Mines Hospital. However, the police intercepted …

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