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Health Minister commissions children’s theatres in Mulago

Minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has commissioned three fully equipped operating theatres at the children’s ward in Mulago Specialized Hospital. Dr. Aceng says the operating suites will reduce the burden on other government hospitals especially the one in Naguru which handles children. The equipment is a donation from an the Kids Operation Room,…

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HEALTH FOCUS: Dangers of lack of physical activity for children

Children under five must spend less time sitting and watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats. Children need to get better quality sleep and have more time for active play, if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines by the World Health Organization. The new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behavior…

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Thousands run to raise money for maternal health

Thousands have participated in the MTN Kampala Marathon with many coming in to join the charitable cause of running for the improvement of Maternal Health. This year also saw the involvement and participation of people with disabilities who took part in the wheelchair and tri-cycle races. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit…

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Health Minister says reports of immunization side effects have been exaggerated

The ministry of health has clarified on reports of children developing complications arising from the recently concluded mass measles and rubella vaccination exercise. According the the Ministry, out of the millions of children vaccinated only about 90 cases have been reported to be suffering from side-effects and of these two have been hospitalised while the…

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Moyo health center expansion project stalls

The construction of Out Patients Department (OPD) ward and 10.000 litters stainless steel water tank at Eria Health Centre IV in Moyo Sub County, Moyo district has stall for seven months over financial strains. Now, residents in Moyo are threatening to protest because according to them, the world bank funded project was already paid for.#NTVNews…

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HEALTH FOCUS: Couples urged to consult on their fertility status

If you’re unable to conceive within 12 months or more after regular unprotected sexual intercourse, you are likely to be infertile. Infertility can also mean the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year. In this week’s health focus, Walter Mwesigye speaks to a fertility expert Dr. Edward Tamale Ssali,…

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MTN donates to health centres in Mbale

The woman Member of Parliament for Mable Connie Galiwango has warned health workers who are in the habit of selling blood to patients, to stop because this affects poor people and she also called for the law to to take its course on this act. She made her remarks at an event in Mbale where…

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Health Ministry PS handed over to CID over missing funds

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has handed over the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine to police to explain the misappropriation of 4.8billion shillings. The money was meant to construct surgical centre in Kayunga hospital. #NTVNews Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda

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Health ministry launches new strategy to improve healthcare emergency

Government has developed a national medical emergency framework to help respond to emergencies in a timely manner. While communicating the new development, State Minister for Primary Health care, Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu said the ministry will work with other partners in the health sector including police to strengthen the system. She was addressing Journalists at…

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Deputy Speaker Oulanya calls for improved welfare for health workers

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanya has called for immediate intervention into the improvement of the welfare of health workers across the country. Taking an example from the midwife who improvised and used a torchlight in her mouth to carry out a successful delivery in one of the health centres in Omoro district, Oulanya…