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 […]