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Free Yellow Fever Vaccination

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Diana (L) Atwine addressing the press

Private facilities authorized to offer service named The Ministry of Health has signed  Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with 21 private health facilities to administer Yellow Fever Vaccination, that has become a mandatory requirement for most travellers. While signing the MoUs at the Ministry’s Headquarters, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, said: “These health cards are …

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NSSF gives Ushs370m in health equipment

In its campaign to reach out to the local people and communities in need from different parts of the country, NSSF has so far donated medical equipment worth Ushs370m to a number of health facilities in Uganda. Managers and staff of the country’s premier provident fund were at different locations in Kampala to donate health …

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New machines to energise TB, AIDS fight

US ambassador Deborah R. Malac hands over some of the donated medical equipment to state Minister of health for general duties Sarah Opendi at the ministry of health

United States government continues to expand its support towards the war on HIV and other related infectious diseases. Last week the United States donated nine GeneXpert machines – which can help detect drug resistant version of TB. The move was hailed as a major step towards containing the spread of TB as well as HIV/AIDS. …

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Blood shortage gets to  worrying levels

Isa Kiralira of the Nile Dialogue cleaning with a colleague

Thousands of Ugandans die every year from preventable conditions because of the unwillingness by majority of the population to donate blood, The Sunrise has learnt. The Director of Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, Dorothy Kyeyune revealed that the country faces a shortage of 140,000 units of blood (41%) of the required amount of blood every year. …

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