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Health ministry partners with UMSC to intensify health education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of health has partnered with Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC to promote health and disease prevention. Speaking at the National Health Symposium with a delegation of officials from UMSC led by the Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje at the Health Ministry headquarters, Dr. Tabley Bakyaita, …

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Health workers in Jinja trained in prevention of NCDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau-UPMB and Healthy Heart Africa-HHA, have trained 35 health workers in the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases at lower health facilities in Jinja district. In a five day training concluded at the Jinja Civil Service College on Friday, health workers …

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Gulu regional hospital yet to install ICU beds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten Intensive Care Unit- ICU beds supplied to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in September to support the management of covid-19 patients are yet to be installed despite the increasing death toll. Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health earlier said each …

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Hoima district receives 310,000 mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has delivered 310,000 insecticide treated mosquito nets to Hoima district local government. Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the acting District Health Officer- DHO Hoima says the distribution of the nets will Kick off on Saturday. They will be distributed door to door …

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Mosquito net distribution underway in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has started the distribution of 389,159 mosquito nets to residents of Luweero district in a move aimed at reducing the prevalence of malaria. Luweero is among the hotspots for malaria in Uganda. According to Luweero District Health report for financial year …

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Patients pin Mpigi health centre staff for extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics and other workers at Mpigi health centre IV have been pinned for extortion and frustrating service delivery at the medical facility. Several patients particularly expectant mothers told trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde that they have been forced to abandon the facility and instead endure …

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32 test positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda, Kabale districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-two people have tested positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda and Kabale districts during the ongoing Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise. 26 of the cases are from Rubanda district while the remaining 6 are from Kabale. The Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise …

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Renovation works at a standstill on the National isolation center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is yet to award a contract for the completion of the remodeling of the National isolation centre. The National isolation centre located in Manyago, Entebbe municipality was set up in 2009 to handle medical emergencies that require isolation such as …

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Mass cholera vaccination kicks off in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination against cholera has kicked off today in Kasese district. The five-day exercise was rolled out on Sunday by a joint team comprising of Ministry of Health officials and the district health team with support from World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target more …

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