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Kisiizi Hospital Updates March 2018: “Pressing on...”

3 April 2018

A compilation of developments and achievements in Kisiizi Hospital, promoting quality & affordable healthcare to the community of Kisiizi

3rd UK EAST AFRICA HEALTH IMPROVEMENT & INVESTMENT SUMMIT MAGAZINE

3 April 2018

The Just concluded 3rd UK EAST AFRICA HEALTH IMPROVEMENT & INVESTMENT SUMMIT themed "Strengthening Investments to improve Healthcare" convened on 22nd-23rd at Imperial Royale with the main purpose to promote investment in the Health sector, strengthen South and North-South collaboration and partnership in Healthcare.

The Lubaga eye camp; Providing Eyecare to the underserved population

12 February 2018

With the leading causes of Visual Impairment in Uganda preventable, Awareness campaigns and early intervention can reduce the burden of Eye Diseases in the country.

The Eye Project Uganda in that regard organised a 2 day eye camp from the 20 th to 21 st November 2017. Several Partners including Lubaga Hospital, Uganda UK Health Alliance (UUKHA) Secretariat, Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS) charity, Abalon Trust, The Ophthalmology Society Uganda put efforts together to provide access to...

You belong; A model for intergration of Mental Health Patients to the community

12 February 2018

YouBelong-Uganda (YBU) is a Uganda based registered NGO, working to transition women, men, and children, out of institutions, such as mental hospitals, back to family and local community. It is supported by YouBelong, a UK registered charity providing grants for work in mental health in East Africa.

Working with people in recovery from severe mental illness, YouBelong-Uganda (YBU) has established itself as a bridge between the National Referral Mental hospital in Uganda and the...

The UUKHA TALK: A PLATFORM FOR SHARED LEARNING AMONG MEMBERS

12 February 2018

In the bid to foster shared learning, joint working and co-development, we hold monthly webinars where selected individuals from the various UUKHA member organisations/institutions share experiences, expertise and knowledge on selected themes in Global Health.The webinars have been branded; The UUKHA TALK

Addressing challenges in Uganda Blood Transfusion Services through capacity building

12 February 2018

The Ugandan Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS) is facing a crisis with the withdrawal of US PEPFAR funding from April 1 st 2017. Initial scoping work already reveals a marked fall in blood supply as PEPFAR funding specifically supported donor recruitment and blood collection activities.

UBTS' Health Partnership (2016-21) with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) supported by the charity Knowledge for Change (K4C) hopes to address this crisis, and identify sustainable ways of...

The UUKHA NEWSLETTER VOLUME 3 Issue 1

10 January 2018

The Uganda UK Health Alliance is excited to feature the great work done by Member Organisations in transforming Healthcare in this latest issue of our newsletter . Please continue all your efforts

SAVE SIGHT - SAVE LIFE: The Eye Care Project

11 September 2017

Uganda, with a population estimated to be over of 41 million and prevalence of blindness of about 1% ,ophthalmology remains a neglected public health sector, with limited data on the prevalence of visual impairment.There is approximately one ophthalmologist to a million plus of the population and one ophthalmic clinical officer to 205,000.00 of the population.

Redressing the balance in Uganda’s Emergency Care system

11 September 2017

Uganda like many countries in the world is always experiencing events that pose an immediate risk to health, life, property and environment. As to whether a country’s systems are efficient to respond these emergencies, the assessment for Uganda’s emergency care system identified several gaps in emergency care and other structural challenges. Consensus was built on best priorities to mitigate these challenges.

Ground Breaking Organ Transplant in Uganda through partnership

11 September 2017

In the bid to foster shared learning, joint working and co-development, the Uganda UK Health Alliance facilitated recent meetings in Kampala between representatives from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Transplant Community Links (TCL), Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS), Mulago Hospital and the Permanent Secretary, Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH). The purpose was to on how NHSBT may offer support to the Ministry of Health in respect to organ donation and transplantation

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