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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 […]

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 […]

Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Doctors want Health Ministry permanent secretary sacked

Medical Doctors under the Uganda medical Association have asked parliament to prevail over the sacking of the permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr.Diana Atwine for sabotaging the government financial resolutions of paying the senior health officers. The president of the Uganda Medical Association , Dr.Anthony  Okwar Obuku  together with other medical interns  while appearing before the legal […]

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Army, Prisons yet to deploy at hospitals

Uganda People’s Defense Forces and Uganda Prisons have so far failed to send a team of medical officers to Mulago, Kirudu and Kawempe hospitals to attend to patients. As the doctor’s strike enters day twelve, people continue to flock government hospitals around the country seeking medical services with many ending up frustrated after failing to […]

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

Suspected hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke district

The Member of Parliament for Nakaseke south MP Paulson Kasana Lutamaguzi Semakula has demanded government to declare Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Nakaseke as an epidemic to seek the world health organization intervention. Lutamaguzi told parliament that this deadly disease has claimed lives people in Nakaseke and surrounding districts like Kiboga .He said that according to the […]

Parliamentary health committee decries state of public health facilities

Parliamentary health committee decries state of public health facilities

The parliamentary health committee report released to parliament on public health facilities in Kampala district and eastern Uganda has exposed rot in performance of the ministry of health over health service delivery to public. While presenting to parliament a health report the chairperson of the parliamentary health committee who is the MP for Bukuya county […]

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

Ministry of Health confirms measles outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday  confirmed the outbreak of measles in Kampala and Wakiso districts. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that their surveillance and case findings indicates that a total of 67 cases so far been identified and of these, seven have been confirmed by the laboratory tests within the month of July. Measles is an airborne disease that […]

Ministry of health requires 220 billion for Hepatitis B vaccination

Ministry of health requires 220 billion for Hepatitis B vaccination

The ministry of health has revealed that it requires an estimated 220 billion shillings to cover 16 million Ugandans eligible for Hepatitis B vaccination in the country for the financial 2017/2018. Government provided 10 billion shillings for each financial year since 2015/2016. State minister  for primary health care, Dr. Joyce Kaducu Moriku, says that the […]

Minister defends government on rejected medical equipment

Minister defends government on rejected medical equipment

State minister of health in charge of general duties, Sarah Opendi, has said that government did not lose any funds following the rejection of medical equipment and furniture which failed to meet the specifications provided by the Ministry of Health. The equipment was procured under the financed by 13.7 million dollars out of 130 million […]

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