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Mentorship and leadership programme for women parliamentarians launched

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The British High Commission, in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on December 07 launched the second cohort of their mentorship programme for women parliamentarians in Uganda. The one-year programme, which will …

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Law coming on surrogacy

Movers cite increasing rate of infertility among men and reproductive complications among women | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is witnessing an increasing rate of infertility among men and complications that render women incapable of carrying a pregnancy, according to MPs pushing for a Surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill. Tororo …

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Post road crash care

Many deaths could be prevented with the timely arrival of competent emergency pre-hospital medical services at accident scenes | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When you enter the accident and emergency casualty ward at Mulago National Referral hospital, it is screams and grinding of teeth in pain, with doctors and nurses pacing …

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Breast cancer in men

Why is it more aggressive than in women? Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Experts at the Uganda Cancer Institute have come out to warn that although breast cancer is common in women, men can also get it and it is more aggressive. Dr. Noleb Mugisha, an oncologist who heads …

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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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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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