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NMS to Commission system to track down drug thieves in July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores (NMS) will in July commission a new computer system dubbed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Moses Kamabare, the NMS General Manager said the system whose testing will be completed in February will help health facilities trace their drug and suppliy orders and …

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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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Health Ministry budget hasn’t been cut-Minister Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has dismissed claims that the Health Ministry budget for the 2020/2021 has been slashed. She says claims doing rounds in the media that the health budget for the 2020/2021 financial year budget has been cut to Shs. …

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Uptake of annual health checks still low -Specialists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are still not into the habit of carrying out routine health checkups, despite the government’s plan to shift focus from treatment to disease prevention, according to medical experts. The government plan was announced during the inaugural National Health Promotion Conference, at the end …

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Health Minister warns against sabotaging immunization campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health Ruth Aceng has warned cultural and religious leaders against sabotaging the mass immunisation exercise against measles and rubella. The exercise startet today across the country and is targeting 18 million children from nine months to 15 years. Speaking at the …

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Climate change driving surge in malaria cases- Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has attributed the upsurge in cases of malaria in Uganda to Climate Change patterns characterized by prolonged intermittent rains in various parts of the country. The disease is most prevalent in tropical climates, where the rainfall is sufficient for mosquitoes …

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