Tag Archives: Uganda

UGANDA: How Expired Drugs End Up in Hospitals

October TheObserver; 54% of health facilities found with expired drugs The expiry date on the container for the drug called chlorpromazine read August 2016. But by mid-October, the medicine was still sitting on a shelf at Kasangati health centre IV, arguaby ready to be prescribed to patients. Sitting beside the …

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UGANDA: 227 Ugandans Contract HIV Daily – UNAIDS

October TheMonitor; The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) has warned of a looming crisis unless Uganda controls the 227 new HIV infections daily, especially among the youth. While presenting her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the new Unaids country director, Ms Amakobe Sande, said government …

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UGANDA: Makerere University Hospital ‘Terminally Ill’

October 2016 Observer; The once glorified university hospital at Makerere University is in a sorry state – operating in dilapidated structures, with no reliable electricity and inadequate staff. The 32-bed hospital serving both out-patients and inpatients including university staff, students and neighbouring communities, has now reduced the beds to just …

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UGANDA: No Money to Implement Anti-Smoking Law – Government

October theMonitor; The principal medical officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, has said government is yet to release money to implement anti-smoking laws. The law passed last year provides for stringent measures aimed at protecting non-smokers from the health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco use …

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UGANDA: Govt Unveils Shs1.2 Trillion Child Policy

September 2016 DailyMonitor; President Museveni is today expected to launch the government’s Shs1.2 trillion National Early Childhood Development policy that lays out commitments and guidelines for children’s protection and development. According to details unveiled at a press conference in Kampala yesterday, the new plan seeks to promote holistic early childhood …

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UGANDA: Govt to Stop Oral Polio Vaccine

July 2016 theObserver; The oral polio vaccine, OPV, will be off the shelves in three years’ time, government has said, because it has side effects. Government will switch to the safer injectable polio vaccine (IPV). “By 2020, we will stop giving out OPV to children because it has side effects …

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UGANDA: Human Rights NGO to Sue Medik Hospital

June 2016 TheObserver; The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) intends to sue Medik hospital over violation of human rights to expectant mothers. “We are just waiting for the reports from the Wakiso District Health Officer and the police to complete our evidence and then sue Medik hospital. …

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UGANDA: Scientists Make Herbal Anti-Malarial Drug

June 2016 TheMonitor; Ugandan scientists have developed a drug from natural herbs that can cure malaria in about three days. According to a study released by the scientists, the drug, DEI Anti-malaria, can kill malaria-causing parasites within the human body using its natural compounds extracted from plants. The lead-investigator, Dr …

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UGANDA: Health Budget Much Better, But…

June 2016 TheObserver; Health advocacy groups have commended government for allocating more funds to the health sector in the recently released budget. In the budget speech read last week, the ministry of Finance approved Shs 1.853tn for 2016/17 for the health sector from the previous Shs 1.227tn in 2015/16. That …

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