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Uganda to launch first breast milk bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is set to get its first breast milk bank. The facility to be hosted by Nsambya hospital will also be the second in East Africa with one in Kenya. The 3.5 Billion Shillings innovation is being mooted as a solution to challenges faced by …

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Gulu hospital opts for Kangaroo care

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has opted for a Kangaroo care system for premature babies as the hospital grapples with a lack of enough incubators. Kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin care, is a technique practiced on newborn, usually preterm, infants wherein the infant is held, skin-to-skin, with …

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Lack of incubators at Gulu hospital puts babies at risk

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is grappling with a shortage of incubators for premature babies. Currently, the health facility has only five incubators at the neonatal ward with more than 10 premature babies under care. Florence Oyella Otim, the in-charge of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit …

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Steroids can boost survival of preterm babies: WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The results of a new clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that dexamethasone–a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19, can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk …

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New guidelines to treat premature babies launched

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Guidelines to health workers on how to treat premature babies admitted in hospital has been launched. The guidelines among other things include how emergency care is given to underweight babies, counselling to parents, the steps to take in follow up care, which drugs to …

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