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Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

The implementation of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 hangs in balance again following claims by the Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze Bakirekke, that the minister of health, Ruth Aceng, is avoiding discussions with the legislator on the way forward. The Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 was tabled last year in Parliament as a private […]

MPs decry the poor state of hospitals across the country as government seeks approval of USD 110million

MPs decry the poor state of hospitals across the country as government seeks approval of USD 110million

Members of parliament on the parliamentary committee of national economy expressed their displeasure last week to the minister of health, Jane Aceng, over what they said is a worsening provision of health materials and nursing care in most government hospitals across the country. The committee chaired by the MP for Nakaseke North, Syda Bumba, was […]

Health Ministry in Second phase Hepatitis B vaccination.

Health Ministry in Second phase Hepatitis B vaccination.

Ministry of health has started the second phase of Hepatitis B immunization in the 25 remaining districts out of the 39 district with high prevalence. In the year 2013-2014, government earmarked 23 billion to fight hepatitis B in areas with prevalence beyond 23% and currently so far 14 districts have finished all the three required doses. […]

Health ministry yet to agree with MPs on pre-internship exams

Health ministry yet to agree with MPs on pre-internship exams

The ministry of health and the Parliamentary Committee on health are yet to agree on the new policy of subjecting intern doctors to per-internship examinations. The policy comes into force following a demonstration by intern doctors over government’s new proposal to reduce their numbers and scrap the payment of those who studied on private sponsorship. […]

Uganda Government seeks for funds to carry out house to house HIV testing

Uganda Government seeks for funds to carry out house to house HIV testing

Ministry of Health seeks for Ushs 450 billion to carry out an integrated house to house testing for HIV and Aids, Malaria and hepatitis B in the whole Country to establish how many people have these sicknesses. The campaign will target those people aged 14 years and above as well as the Children at risk […]

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