Health

Uganda Heart Institute Under Fire for Returning Funds While Patients Suffer

The Uganda Heart Institute has come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for returning Shs. 1.8 billion to the consolidated fund, despite previously expressing dissatisfaction with a...

Health Ministry Launches Campaign to Fight Pre-eclampsia

In a bid to combat the alarming rate of maternal deaths caused by pre-eclampsia, the Ministry of Health...

Tooro Kingdom Concerned by HIV Resurgence in the Region

Tooro Kingdom officials are troubled by the resurgence of HIV in their region, with the Kingdom’s capital, Fort...

Luwero Hospital Extortion Crack-Down: Two Medical Interns Fired, One Health Worker Under Investigation

Luwero Hospital has terminated the internship of two medical students, and one health worker is still under investigation...

MPs Question High Charges at Mulago Hospital Despite Government Funding

Members of Parliament on Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned charges levied on patients at Mulago Specialised...

Uganda Heart Institute Under Fire for Returning Funds While Patients Suffer

The Uganda Heart Institute has come under fire from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for returning Shs. 1.8 billion to the consolidated fund, despite previously expressing dissatisfaction with a Shs. 5 billion budget cut imposed on the institute. PAC raised concerns that this decision resulted in the deaths of some patients and forced others to seek treatment elsewhere due to insufficient funds. During a recent meeting today May 15, 2024, with officials from the Ministry of Health, PAC Chairman Muwanga...

Health Ministry Launches Campaign to Fight Pre-eclampsia

In a bid to combat the alarming rate of maternal deaths caused by pre-eclampsia, the Ministry of Health (MOH), Uganda, has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness and promote early detection and prevention of this life-threatening condition. Pre-eclampsia, characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy, is now the second leading cause of maternal mortality in Uganda. Addressing the public at the Kawempe National Referral Hospital, Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of MOH, stressed the critical importance of attending...

Tooro Kingdom Concerned by HIV Resurgence in the Region

Tooro Kingdom officials are troubled by the resurgence of HIV in their region, with the Kingdom’s capital, Fort Portal Tourism City, recording a 17.8% prevalence rate compared to the country’s 5.8%. The 17.8% prevalence rate means that for every 1000 people in Fort Portal, 178 are HIV positive, a statistic that has disturbed Tooro Kingdom officials, including the King himself, Oyo Nyimba Rukidi IV, who is a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Ambassador. The Kingdom’s Deputy Prime Minister in...

Luwero Hospital Extortion Crack-Down: Two Medical Interns Fired, One Health Worker Under Investigation

Luwero Hospital has terminated the internship of two medical students, and one health worker is still under investigation for alleged extortion. According to Dr. Bruno Oyik, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital, who was addressing the press on May 9, 2024, the incident happened on May 8, 2024, at the Luwero Sub County Community Hall after an engagement that was held by the Luweero Hospital administration with local leaders and residents to assess client satisfaction, get feedback on health services,...

MPs Question High Charges at Mulago Hospital Despite Government Funding

Members of Parliament on Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have questioned charges levied on patients at Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital, despite the fact that the facility receives funding from the government. The query was made today, May 9, 2024, during a meeting between officials from Mulago National Referral Hospital and the Committee at the hospital premises. Muwanga Kivumbi, the Chairperson PAC, directed the hospital administration to provide a breakdown of costs charged to patients and questioned why the charges...

Centre for Policy Analysts Call for Inclusive Access to Surrogacy Services in Uganda

A team from the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) has requested the Parliament of Uganda not to limit Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services to only couples in Uganda. According to CEPA, the limitation will be an infringement of their rights to form a family as provided for in Article 31 of the Constitution. The team headed by Joseph Tahinduka made the remarks while appearing before the Parliament’s Health Committee on May 2, 2024, to present their views on the Human Assisted...