Category «Health»

Installation of radiotherapy machine starts on Monday

By Moses Ndhaye: Installation of the newly purchased Cobalt 60 Radiotherapy machine is set to kick off on Monday next week at the Uganda Cancer Institute. While officially receiving the machine this morning, the institute‚Äôs Executive Director Dr. Jackson Orem said a contingent of engineers from the Czech Republic, where the machine was manufactured will …

Ministry explains delayed delivery of cancer machine

By Shamim Nateebwa The ministry of health permanent secretary Dr. Dianna Atwine has blamed the delayed installation of a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine on a payment dispute. An event organised for the Health minister to unveil the long-awaited machine was this morning cancelled at the last minute without explanation. Dr Jackson Orem the Executive Director …

Health minister to receive cancer machine today

By Shamim Nateebwa: The Minister of Health is this morning expected to receive the Cobalt 60 Radiotherapy machine. According to the ministry spokesperson Vivian Serwanja, the long awaited cancer machine will be handed over at the Radiotherapy Department in Mulago. The machine arrived in the country last week after almost two years of waiting. The …

Uganda scores on exclusive breasfeeding

Uganda is among 23 countries that have achieved exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent this is according to the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard. The score card which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40% of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively. On the African continent the other countries include Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, …