The move comes at a time when many health facilities around the country are facing drug stock-outs and several patients have failed to get the drugs they need. The Ministry of Health together with National Medical Stores, Joint Medical Store and the National Drug Authority has embarked on a drive to destroy expired and obsolete … Continue reading Health Ministry to burn 1,500 tonnes of expired drugs
Providing health care in rural regions presents unique challenges. For some patients, the closest doctor may be a two-hour drive. Clinicians seeking an expert consult may find there’s no appropriate specialist within 200 miles. And vast distance can hinder the dissemination of best practices and coordination of care. At Bunoga HC 111, one of the largest … Continue reading Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care in Uganda
Health Center I (HCI). Village level care. 2,500 throughout Uganda. HCI is the coordinating center for Village Health Teams (VHT). Government of Uganda (GoU) standards call for 1 VHT per 1,000 populations. The HCI has no physical structure but uses the VHT as a link between health facilities and the community. The VHTs are responsible … Continue reading What Levels of Health Care Sectors do we have in Uganda?
Healthcare records are a valuable resource because of the information they contain. The aim of the Healthcare Records Management Programme is to provide a framework for consistent, coherent healthcare records management in the Health Service Executive which in turn will support a high quality service.Records management is a critical function for any hospital or health … Continue reading Symptoms of Poor Health Record Management