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

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

Work uniforms for Uganda’s public nurses and midwives

The first nursing uniforms may have been an adoption of the Nuns’ dress code, since nuns took care of many of the sick or injured. According to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, the traditional nurses uniform consists — a dress, a pinafore apron, and a cap. This largely remains the standard style of dress code, for … Read more Work uniforms for Uganda’s public nurses and midwives

MoH’s Diana Atwiine denies Crimean Congo Heamorrhagic Fever outbreak

On Thursday 4, the LC5 chairperson of Nakaseke district, Mr Ignatius Kiwanuka Koomu, issued a press statement in which he rebuked the MoH for not declaring an outbreak of the Crimean Congo heamorrhagic fever in his district of Nakaseke. It’s reported that he presented docummentation in which the Uganda virus reseach centre affirmed, the patient … Read more MoH’s Diana Atwiine denies Crimean Congo Heamorrhagic Fever outbreak

Uganda government wants more locally made medicines, less imported medicines

On 10 July 2017 the government of Uganda through the Ministry of health announced a hike in the verification fees charged on imported pharmaceutical products from 2% to 12%. According to the minister of state Sarah Opendi, this directive is effective 1st August. This upward revision of verification fees covers 37 selected drugs that are … Read more Uganda government wants more locally made medicines, less imported medicines

Perceptions of per diems in the Health sector

The term per diem is Latin for ‘by the day’, and refers to prospectively determined daily allowance paid by an employer, development agency, or client to cover approved employee expenditures. A per diem may be paid for activities such as travel to supervise projects or work away from the duty post, attending meetings, or participating … Read more Perceptions of per diems in the Health sector

Uganda and it’s quest for a national health insurance scheme

#OfPost | UGANDA, for the better part of the early 80’s stood out as the example of what success looked like where others had no been so succesful. It’s handling of the fight against the HIV/ AIDS scurge at a time when little was known about HIV earned it respect from it’s peers in the … Read more Uganda and it’s quest for a national health insurance scheme

Cost Effectiveness of the Delivery of Maternal Child Health Services in Halth Centre II in Gulu District – Okilangole Jenny Rose Akello

Background: Health centre II (HC) are the lowest health units located in the Parish, where the majority of the vulverable population reside. The Ministry of health 2002 approved the architectural infrastructure of HCII’s to include OPD, MCH and maternity unit. These were established to increase access to MCH services and other basic health care by … Read more Cost Effectiveness of the Delivery of Maternal Child Health Services in Halth Centre II in Gulu District – Okilangole Jenny Rose Akello

What’s Your Quality? Introducing and Auditing a Minimum Standard of Care on a Neonatal Unit in a Ugandan Government Hospital – Dr Mark Winton

Introduction: Global health experts acknowledge the successes of institutions in low resource settings in delivering good quality health care that is cost effective. Departments must prove how effective the care that they deliver. With limited staffing and resources it can be challenging to determine what our priority are to the patients. The Kangaroo Neonatal Unit … Read more What’s Your Quality? Introducing and Auditing a Minimum Standard of Care on a Neonatal Unit in a Ugandan Government Hospital – Dr Mark Winton

#OPoSt News week

This week has seen a number of health related news stories all deserving attention. However, we decided to boil down to the major stories that you need to know before the week ends, and that you may have missed. Here’s a brief summary. FREE MENINGITIS IMMUNISATION. The Health Ministry flagged off a free meningitis immunisation … Read more #OPoSt News week

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