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Mulago agrees to open ‘Berlin Wall’, Medical School celebrates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mulago Specialized National Referral hospital has finally bowed to pressure and reopened the gate connecting to the Makerere University Medical School. The closure of the gate had fueled rumors that it was an extension of the ongoing fights between the two institutions. However, the Principal Administrator of Mulago …

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Relatives storm Mulago after Nile Avenue taxi crash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mood at Mulago’s causality ward was still tense by mid-morning on Saturday as relatives checked on the victims of Friday’s Nile Avenue taxi crash. The crash involving a taxi UAW 987Y along Nile avenue claimed two lives on spot and injured 10 others. Security …

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Dozens of pilgrims rushed to Mulago with severe malaria, diarrhea

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police medical emergency team working together with the Uganda Red Cross at Namugongo Catholic Martyrs’ shrine, has referred dozens of pilgrims to Mulago national referral hospital with severe malaria, diarrhea, and hypertension. Dr. Edward Piyota, who is attached to the police medical emergency …

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Uganda setting up bone marrow transplant facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans due for bone marrow transplants will soon not need to travel abroad to access the services. Plans are underway to enable them access transplants in Kampala at the Uganda Cancer Institute. According to the Uganda Medical Board, more than 20 Ugandans annually travel …

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Mulago boss complains of Ministers, MPs seeking free services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana has criticised ministers and Members of Parliament for curtailing the health facility’s efforts of generating revenue. He said they continuously demand free services at their private section. Dr Baterana said that it was …

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Fighting cancer amidst poverty

The political elite have not understood what the poor ordinary people go through because they are not treated in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | When Zebiya Kabugho’s became diseased in 2020, she travelled about 300km from Rwenzori Mountains to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) where she was …

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Dr Ayume asks health workers to call off strike due to start tonight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Chairperson of the Health Committee of parliament Dr Charles Ayume has called on fellow medical colleagues to call off a proposed strike set to start midnight today. “To my fellow medical colleagues,  Parliament approved the supplementary requests that where presented. This …

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Mulago overwhelmed by Kampala bomb attack victims

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The casualty ward at Mulago Hospital is filled with victims of Tuesday morning blasts. Many people have cuts to their heads, arms and stomachs. Some have broken limbs, while others are bleeding profusely. Ambulances  are bringing in the injured majority of who are …

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