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

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

Strikes by Ugandan intern doctors aren’t about to end

Monday 21st May’s calling-off a medical intern doctors’ strike that had lasted close to 3weeks, the longest such thus far — since medical interns began to use industrial action as a means to be heard — may not have been the last we’ll see. The first widely reported such strike by medical interns including doctors … Read more Strikes by Ugandan intern doctors aren’t about to end

Why uganda cancer institute chose the cobalt-60 for a radiotherapy machine

Uganda’s cancer institute recently acquired a new cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine to replace the old and aged 1995-chinese-donated equivalent at the institute. The old radiotherapy machine had undergone many repairs that repairing it wasn’t on the table. The cost of a new radiotherapy machine was now lower than another repair. The institute’s old cobalt-60 last functioned … Read more Why uganda cancer institute chose the cobalt-60 for a radiotherapy machine

NOTU’s battle with UMA: A vendetta that may benefit few if any one

THE year 2017 was characterised by strikes for Uganda’s civil servants as well as their Kenyan counterparts. In Uganda, Public prosecutors went on strike twice, demanding for better working conditions that would see their top brass get vehicles, accommodation, a secure work environment and to top-it off a handsome pay package that would be calibrated … Read more NOTU’s battle with UMA: A vendetta that may benefit few if any one

Parliament to legislate on health care provision: An equivalent of Uganda’s Patients’ Charter may soon be law. Is it a good thing?

IT’s normal practice in Uganda for most private health care providers to detain unfully paid-up patients – those with medical bill balances, a practice one conservative estimate says is in over 60% of private health care providers. A case most widely publicised is that of Mr Patrick Obiga, an accident victim rushed to the Namwongo-based … Read more Parliament to legislate on health care provision: An equivalent of Uganda’s Patients’ Charter may soon be law. Is it a good thing?

Nurses’ strike deferred til Saturday, govt feedback awaited

On 1st December, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU), an umbrella organisation for nurses & midwives in Uganda, notified it’s over 3000 facebook followers about the resolution of a meeting held with govt that had agreed to forward UNMU’s demands to a cabinet meeting that was held 4 December. It now appears that the … Read more Nurses’ strike deferred til Saturday, govt feedback awaited

The season of strikes: Nurses too want to strike. Why now?

November 3rd was when the two factions within the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union (UNMU) announced a unification. For over 10yrs the union’s executive was a divided lot, and at logger-heads with each other. The unified union’s pledge to champion the interests of their membership — the nursing and midwivery fraternity — could easily have … Read more The season of strikes: Nurses too want to strike. Why now?

2wks and counting: The doctors’ strike is on it’s last legs, with it a bag of (promised) goodies

Dr-Ekwaro-Obuku, Uganda Medical Association's president.

Uganda Medical Association’s (UMA) industrial action started 6th November, after a 30day ultimatum was issued by UMA to govt to respond to their demands . Govt chose to wait for the ultimatum to expire, and see what would happen after. Giving-in easily to the doctors’ demands would be inconsistent with how is handles it’s striking … Read more 2wks and counting: The doctors’ strike is on it’s last legs, with it a bag of (promised) goodies

Doctors’ strike: No breakthrough in sight after hours in a meeting at Statistics house

As Uganda marked 55yrs of independence, the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) announced the start of country-wide industrial action by it’s members. The industrial action would start on 6 Nov 2017 after the conserned authorities didn’t address their demands. Editor’s Picks for you ¥ Uganda Medical Association to present research paper on physical and psychological abilities … Read more Doctors’ strike: No breakthrough in sight after hours in a meeting at Statistics house

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