Ministers speak out on doctors’ strike

Ministers speak out on doctors’ strike

Government has asked doctors to go back to work as negotiations continue. In an ongoing meeting between the two parties, the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng maintained her position that the doctors’ strike is illegal, although she acknowledged that their demands are valid and assures that government is working on addressing them. The Minister […]

Govt not able to pay striking Doctors, Minister Aceng claims

Govt not able to pay striking Doctors, Minister Aceng claims

The minister of Health Ruth Aceng has told Parliament that government can currently meet only two of the demands raised by striking doctors. Aceng told MPs on the Health Committee of Parliament that government is ready to improve pay for interns and senior house officers immediately. Doctors laid down their tools on Tuesday citing outstanding […]

Uganda launches new list of antibiotics, updates HIV, cancer, TB medicines

Uganda launches new list of antibiotics, updates HIV, cancer, TB medicines

The Ministry of Health has launched the Essential Medicines and Health Supplies List for Uganda 2016 and its Clinical Guidelines for 2016 to include new recommendations on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to use for the most serious conditions. New drugs for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and leukemia have also been […]

Uganda announces 1.3 million people living with HIV

Uganda announces 1.3 million people living with HIV

Uganda has experienced HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 – 49 years fall from 7.3% to 6.0% according to the Ministry of Health. According to the results of the 2016 Uganda Population HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) released in Kampala on Thursday, prevalence remains high among Ugandan women compared to men. Minister of Health Jane Ruth […]

Health Minister distances self from buying Shs3b sexual lubricant for gays

Health Minister distances self from buying Shs3b sexual lubricant for gays

Health Minister Ruth Aceng has said Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), a body that implements Global Fund money, should explain the purchase of 964,000 lubricants for homosexuals worth UGX3bn. “This was planned by the CCM, let them answer. The CCM is made up of Civil Society and others who represent those groups, so they must have […]