EAST AFRICAN NEWS

UGANDA: Runs short of nurses

April 2013 New Vision; The shortage of public health nurses has led to the increasing burden of diseases and high maternal mortality rate in the country. While speaking at the second graduation of the Public Health Nurses’ College at Kyambogo on Friday, the registrar of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council …

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KENYA:Philips eyes Kenyan Health Sector

April 2013 CapitalFM ; “Kenyans often associate Philips with the television sets their parents owned. We want them to know we are also in the business of health,” Senior Vice President of Philips JJ van Dogen told Capital FM News on Wednesday as he announced the donation of an ultra-sound …

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UGANDA:Shs300b cut from health to fund defence

May 2013 Daily Monitor; The government has slashed budget allocations to several ministries and referral hospitals so as to raise Shs300 billion to pay for supplementary expenditure in State House and Defence. ¬†News of budgets cuts in an already poorly funded health sector would be the latest indication yet that …

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Mengo in new treatment drive- Uganda

April 2013 The Observer; The Katikkiro of Buganda, John Baptist Walusimbi, yesterday officially opened the free immunization and treatment campaign at the Kabaka’s palace (Lubiri-Mengo) to formally start a week of celebrations to mark Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi’s 58th birthday festivities. The campaign follows an invitation from the Kabaka to hospitals …

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