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MEDICS: Criminalise use of cannabis and khat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Butabika National Referral Referral Hospital, Dr. Juliet Nakku has implored Members of Parliament to ignore the economic pressures, and ban the production and sale of cannabis and khat. Nakku said that their consumption contributes greatly to mental health cases and poses …

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Experts call for privatizing of medical internship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Medical doctors have asked the government to screen private health facilities and allow those that have the prerequisite staff and equipment to recruit graduate doctors into internships. Making the call amidst endless strikes by medical interns over allowances and conditions of work over the …

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Mental health crisis

New report shows that investment in mental health is still lacking Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda spends 9.8% of its GDP on healthcare and only 1% of that is spent on mental healthcare. Dr. Juliet Nakku, the Executive Director of Butabika National Referral Hospital, says that the current …

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