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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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1st Specialized Fistula hospital launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti district is home to the first Specialized Fistula hospital in East Africa. The hospital is found in Awasi village in Arapai sub-county along Soroti – Lira highway, six kilometers away from Soroti town. Alice Emasu, the Executive Director Fistula hospital, says construction of the …

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MPs plot to abolish medical board approval for treatment abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are seeking the abolition of medical board approval for legislators seeking treatment abroad. They want the approval to be provided by any medical practitioner approved by the board. The suggestions are embedded in the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2019.  Pian County …

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Tobacco companies hampered implementation of law-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2015. However, the Health Ministry says the law has been shelved because of numerous injunctions and lawsuits filed by tobacco companies. Addressing stakeholders during the commemoration of the World No Tobacco Day in Kampala on Thursday, the Health …

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Health Insurance Bill ready for cabinet discussion-Minister

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is waiting for a slot in cabinet to discuss the universal health insurance bill before forwarding it to parliament discussion. The Health State Minister in Charge of General Duties, Sarah Achieng Opendi disclosed this while addressing reporters in Kampala Friday. She …

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Health Ministry introduces school immunization registers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | To improve the completion rates for the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV vaccination, the Health Ministry has introduced school immunization registers in collaboration with the Education and Sports Ministry. The HPV is a cancer causing virus that is sexually transmitted by men. It can only be …

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MPs punch holes in COSASE bank probe report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have punched holes in the recommendations in the Central Bank Probe report, describing them as wanting. The recommendations are part of the report compiled by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises- COSASE following investigations into the closure of seven commercial banks …

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Police arrest MP Allan Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested Allan Ssewanyana, the MP Makindye West. Ssewanyana was planning to close Kiruddu Hospital over the poor sewage management. Ssewanyana who was armed with a chain ready to close the facility was however stopped by the police who arrested him and drove him …

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Health ministry warns herbalists, media houses on drug adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has cautioned herbalists and media houses from airing false adverts. According to the Health Ministry, media houses that advertise non-approved herbal products will be liable to a fine of Shillings 20 million. The fine is part of the newly approved Traditional and …

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