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Uganda health officials continue to place Ebola treatment centers on the congo boarders

Uganda health officials continue to place Ebola  treatment centers on the congo boarders

Its Evident that the threat of Ebola has calmed down in the United States and West Africa in the last two years, the disease continues to ravage parts of the African continent and Uganda has opened two Ebola treatment centers along its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to help combat it. According to […]

Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

Health Minister denies Ebola outbreak in Uganda

The government of Uganda through State Minister for Health and General Duties, Sarah Opendi, has denied reports of Ebola outbreak  in the country. Earlier reports had indicated that there has been an outbreak in Mubende district, located in central Uganda. “We would like to inform the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende District […]

Uganda yet to win battle against tobacco use

Uganda yet to win battle against tobacco use

As the world prepares to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, Uganda is striving to fight against the use of the substance which is a source of income to some people and yet a drain to the economy in terms health care. World Health Organization (WHO) in a statement issued on Wedneday May 30, […]

Nakaseke MP decries shortage of ARVs in district

Nakaseke  South MP, Luttamaguzi Semakula, has asked the Ministry of Health to intervene in the scarcity of Arvs and septrine at Nakaseke hospital. Luttamaguzi while presenting a matter of national importance noted that more than 600 patients have been affected in the area with the doctors advising them to buy them from the black market. […]

Government apologies for delay in releasing nodding disease funds

Government apologies for delay in releasing nodding disease funds

Government has apologized for the delay in releasing the approved funds for treatment and management of nodding disease. The minister of State for Planning, David Bahati made the apology after the MP for Tochi County, Peter Okot, raising the matter on the floor of parliament. Bahati said that the Ministry of Finance is to sign […]

29% Kigezi women prefer giving birth from their homes

29% Kigezi women prefer giving birth from their homes

29% of women in Kigezi region still prefer to give birth from their homes at the expense of giving birth from health facilities, according to the statistics released today by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The statistics released by George Kawage, a senior statistician with Uganda Bureau of Statistics, during the dissemination seminar of findings […]

National Drug Authority in the spotlight over negligence

National Drug Authority in the spotlight over negligence

Pharmacy owners have asked parliament to audit the National Drug Authority activities and operations for allowing the existence of illegal and unlicensed drug shops.  as they give the health committee of parliament a report showing rot in this Authority.0 While appearing before the health committee of parliament were they handed in a report showing rot […]

8 private facilities cleared to administer hepatitis B vaccine

8 private facilities cleared to administer hepatitis B vaccine

Ministry of Health has cleared eight private health facilities in Kampala to administer hepatitis B vaccination, as investigation into counterfeited vaccines continues, reports the Observer. The private health facilities that have been cleared to provide the hepatitis B vaccine are: Nsambya hospital, Kibuli hospital, Mengo hospital, Rubaga hospital, International Hospital Kampala (IHK), Norvik hospital, Case […]

Blood shortage spills to regional hospitals

Blood shortage spills to regional hospitals

The shortage of blood in the country has reportedly spread to regional Hospitals. This follows reported cases of blood shortage in the central regional mainly Hospitals in Kampala because of the referral status and population. The affected districts that are facing a high risk of mortality as a result of lack of blood include Arua,Gulu,Mbale […]

MP wants health center four in Maracha District

MP wants health center four in Maracha District

Maracha woman MP Rose Ayaka Atima wants the government to fulfill its pledge of constructing a health center 4 in the district to improve access to essential healthcare services. Ayaka says though every constituency in a district is entitled a health facility at the level of a health centre 4, Maracha does not have health center […]

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