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How patients are harmed in hospitals

It starts when the safety of health workers is not a priority Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) says to ensure patient safety; priority should be placed on safety of health workers. Moses Mulumba, the executive director of CEHURD, says the …

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Schools re-opening

Number of school dropouts likely to increase due to teenage pregnancies Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Ministry of Education and Sports has yet to announce the dates for schools to re-open again after being shut down at the height of the Second wave of COVID-19. But the delay …

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COVID-19 pushes self-medication up

Doctors warn practice can result in improper treatment or cause new illness Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | More Ugandans are treating themselves without first seeking medical adviceas the COVID-19 pandemic rages. The Council of Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda made the revelation in a recent statement. “With the surge of …

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COVID-19 affects maternal health care

Maternal deaths increase as health workers shift to care for COVID-19 patients Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s response to COVID-19 has negatively impacted maternal, child and neonatal health, according to data by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UNFPA says the biggest and longest lasting impact is …

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Midwives lives matter

New report show challenges they face to prevent maternal and newborn deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Majority of maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda are due to preventable causes that can be significantly reduced by access to midwifery care during pregnancy, at birth, and after birth, particularly the …

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Down syndrome in Uganda

Awareness of the genetic malformation still low Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Down syndrome is one of those rare medical conditions and it’s not surprising that it is given minimal awareness even though there is a projected rise in the number of children being born with the genetic malformation. …

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How safe is COVID-19 vaccine?

The Believers and the Doubters Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | By March 26; which was just over two weeks since it was launched, Uganda’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign was rolling on shakily. Uganda received the first batch of COVID -19 AstraZeneca vaccines on March and the vaccination exercise was rolled …

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Digital rights in Uganda

  How the government is hindering them Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | An unfavourable national legal policy framework and ignorance of the policy implementers are among issues stopping Ugandans from enjoying their digital rights. Dorothy Mukasa; the Executive Director of Unwanted Witnesses, a civil organisation that defends and protects …

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