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“Cease Use of Bitter medicines” – CSOs ask of government

PRESS STATEMENT People living with HIV Call for Urgent Action by Health Ministry to Cease Use of “Unusable” Medicine Risk of Chaos in HIV Treatment Undermines the Right to Health For Immediate Release: September 2 2014 Contact for more information: Kenneth Mwehonge, HEPS Uganda and Uganda Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines:: 0701182809 Margaret Happy, […]

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Mother delivers triplets by her own

By Tom Gwebayanga Annet Nakaibale, a mother of eight, knew she was carrying more than one baby, but did not expect triplets. As fate would have it, labour pains struck when she was by herself in a grass-thatched hut. The 35-year-old narrowly survived death. She recently successfully delivered triplets without anyone’s help. The resident of […]

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Maternal health is a human right – activists

By Vicky Wandawa The Population Secretariat (POPSEC) has started campaigning for maternal health as a human right. The project, launched on Thursday at Hotel Africana, Kampala, changes strategy from merely advocating for maternal health to creating massive awareness that it is a human right. Dr. Betty Kyadondo, the Head of Family Health Department at POPSEC […]

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Relief at Gulu hospital as new consignment of blood arrives

By James Eriku & Cissy Makumbi Gulu Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has received a new consignment of blood after suffering shortage for nearly a week. This led to the death of two newborn babies in the maternity department after their mothers, because of delayed delivery, caused their exhaustion due to lack of blood. Last week, several […]

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Health still a challenge, Kabaka says

By Ezekiel Martins Ssekweyama Speaking during the Buganda independence anniversary celebrations on Monday at Kibanda Primary School in Kalangala District, the Kabaka said despite the challenges, the kingdom had remained united. Under the theme, “Increased voluntary service and more respect for the environment,” for the celebrations, Kabaka Mutebi advised residents of Ssese Islands to protect […]

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Sisters in Death – Women in Kenya profiting from ARVs

In the video below NTV Kenya investigates a story of HIV+ women in various slums in Kenya who profit from ARVs given to them. [youtube_video id=”xeiie4nusqA” width=”560″ height=”315″] They are the people for whom free anti retroviral treatment was designed; HIV+ women do not have the money to access the medicine they need.  Yet for […]

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Health ministry needs sh3b to fight Ebola

By Anne Mugisa & Norah Mutesi The health ministry says sh3b is needed to fight the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever. This includes the money needed to run the operations centre at the health ministry and to trace and care for all the reported cases and for local governments, the health ministry has said. Five ebola […]

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Living positively behind bars

By Petride Mudoola: Robert Sebunya, who is serving a 45-year jail term for murder in Luzira Maximum Prison, is HIV-positive. His life in jail has been one hell of a nightmare. “Its double tragedy living positively behind bars,” he says. Sebunya is in bad shape and is required to use Antiretroviral (ARVS) drugs which he […]

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Unqualified doctors operate on patients

By Sampaul Nakhaima and Pascal Kwesiga Most of the surgical procedures in hospitals and health centres across the country are performed by health workers who are not surgeons, a new study has revealed. A study conducted by researchers from the College of Health Sciences of Makerere University has disclosed that there are only 200 surgeons […]

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MPs want sh400m for nodding disease research accounted for

By Moses Walubiri Legislators on a select committee instituted to carry out an onspot check on areas affected by nodding disease have ordered ministry of health (MoH) to account for sh400 earmarked for research into the causes of the debilitating syndrome. This comes on the heels of a field visit by MPs to the districts […]

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