42% of Ugandan babies are breastfed within an hour of birth

Breast milk is the most important food for a new born baby and breastfeeding is good for both the mother and the baby. August is a month for sensitizing and educating people about breast feeding. World breastfeeding week is celebrated every year from 1st to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding and to improve the health … Read more 42% of Ugandan babies are breastfed within an hour of birth

What you should know about Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the rehabilitation of persons with physical disability using physical means to normal or to near normal. Susan Akori, the president of the Uganda Association of physiotherapy says, ‘’we use physical means like water in form of hydrotherapy for rehabilitation, ice for reduction of pain, heat in two types deep heat and superficial heat in … Read more What you should know about Physiotherapy

Uganda Association of Physiotherapy

The Uganda Association of Physiotherapy (uap) has an executive committee comprised of the chairman, the vice chairman, the secretary, the treasurer and four committee members. The executive members are to act for and on behalf of the association. They are to implement and execute decisions and policies laid down by the annual general Assembly. According … Read more Uganda Association of Physiotherapy

Kato aims at restoring a good relationship within the Dental School

Kato Allan

IT is a hot afternoon when your writer arrives at the Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences. A call from Kato Allan, the president of the Dental Students Association (an outfit for training dentists in Uganda) beckons to the Dental school, the venue for this interview. It’s quiet and very much deserted. “Most … Read more Kato aims at restoring a good relationship within the Dental School

HealthPartners interests Bishop Ceasar Asili Hospital with cooperative health insurance

LUWEERO | Ofualokapost.com | HealthPartners, a capacity-building organisation in the area of community health insurance using the cooperative model of risk sharing has gotten the administration of Bishop Ceasar Asili Hospital — a Kasana-Luweero-district-based health facility along the Kampala-Gulu highway — interested in rolling-out a health insurance scheme based on the principals of a health … Read more HealthPartners interests Bishop Ceasar Asili Hospital with cooperative health insurance

WHO certifies Uganda to administer yellow fever confirmatory tests

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified the 1936 formed Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) a Yellow fever reference laboratory. This comes after a May 2017 assessment by both the WHO and the US-based Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). The ceritification makes UVRI only the second entity after the Senegal-based Institut Pasteur Dakar … Read more WHO certifies Uganda to administer yellow fever confirmatory tests

Uganda’s 5th annual national health care quality improvement conference starts 4th Dec

Uganda’s ministry of health is holding this year’s annual national health care quality improvement conference next month. The three day event that starts on 4th December and last till the 6th is scheduled to be held at Hotel Africana. Photo: MEPS. Participants at the 4th annual national health care quality improvement conference This will be … Read more Uganda’s 5th annual national health care quality improvement conference starts 4th Dec

Clinical trials for cabotegravir injection, a potential PrEP option, start in Uganda

Uganda starts clinical trials for a pre-expossure prophylaxis drug cabotegravir of injectable formulation this November, almost a year after it’s 2017 November launch by the US-based National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is sponsoring the trial study. The trial study dubbed HPTN084 aims at “…testing the efficacy of a new HIV prevention tool for women … Read more Clinical trials for cabotegravir injection, a potential PrEP option, start in Uganda

No confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda – MoH

Uganda’s health ministry has refuted speculation of a possible Ebola outbreak in the country. This is after results of blood specimen collected from a female of Congolese origin was admitted in Bwera Hospital, kasese district, tested negative to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The 48yr old in question had presented with bleeding. According to … Read more No confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda – MoH

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