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Uganda needs sh3b for research on non-communicable diseases

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Uganda needs a minimum of sh3b to carry out research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that has since become the country’s biggest health problem. NCDs include heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and chronic respiratory diseases, among others. Stressing that research is at the centre of prevention of NCDs, Prof. Charles Ibingira, the principal of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, said currently, most of the money $20m (about sh73b) injected at the college for research is for communicable diseases such as

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Do private-public partnerships hold key for better healthcare?

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Joyce Naikoba queues up at Kasambya grounds in Kamuli district during a regional health camp. She patiently waits for an opportunity to see a health practitioner. Barely 20 years old and with a child to take care of, she would rather go to work than sit and wait in the queue but she is not sure of when she will get another opportunity to see a doctor. For a few hours now, her baby has been restless and has not

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