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President Museveni has said that the rehabilitation and upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital will reduce the challenges of congestion by patients.

He observed that the facility has been serving all the 4 million people in Kampala area alone without counting those from other parts of the country.

“Four million people in Kampala have been coming even with small diseases which would have been done by small hospitals. This has been causing congestion because of one hospital, buy information pills http://darkon.org/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php ” the President noted.

The President was Saturday evening launching the rehabilitation and upgrading of Mulago National Referral Hospital at the Hospital premises in Kampala’s Kawempe Division.

The project that is slated to cost US$85 million will entail re-modernizing, http://couragelion.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php re-improving and equipping the facility with all the necessary facilities.

President Museveni noted that after the completion of the project, http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/event_tickets/ticket_email.php Mulago Hospital should be left to handle only complicated medical cases that cannot be managed by regional hospitals.

The President further observed that once the project has been successfully concluded, Mulago along with other hospitals at Kawempe and Kiruddu  and that one Naguru which is already operational, should ease overstretching burden on medical personnel adding that the remaining debt will be for Rubaga Division since all the other divisions of Kampala district will have been catered for.

Mr. Museveni advised the public to observe other health measures such as eating healthy foods and exercising, hygiene, living responsible lives by not engaging in alcoholism and other promiscuity to avoid inflicting danger on their lives.

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He explained that some diseases are avoidable and cited Ebola and Marburg that have been contained since their outbreak because people should refrain from hand shaking, among other precautions.

An architectural design of part of Mulago Hospital
An architectural design of part of Mulago Hospital

The Minister of State for Health General Duties, Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye said that the project is expected to be over in 24 months.

He said that the project will enable Mulago Hospital attain its rightful place of a National Referral Hospital with international standards of health Service delivery.

The Regional Director of the African Development Bank, Mr. Negatu Gabriel re-affirmed the Bank’s’ commitment towards enhancement of Health services in the country.

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$30m will cater for construction and $20 for equipment. The expected construction timeline is 24 months.

 

The development is a huge relief to the nation that has been grappling with poor health services at the medical facility.

Mulago hospital was founded in 1913 and in 1962 it was expanded by constructing lower Mulago to offer better services and facilities to patients.

It serves as a National Referral for the entire country and a general hospital as well as Health Center IV, III for the Kampala metropolitan.

While the official bed capacity is 1790, the hospital is home to over 20,000 patients with some receiving treatment on the floor.

Congestion and poor remuneration of doctors are at the heart of the facility’s troubles.

This website understands that a board to oversee the rehabilitation and improvement of services was commissioned this year by State Minister of Health Ellioda Tumwesigye.

Comprising 18 senior members, the team was appointed by the outgoing Health Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda with the strategic aim of giving direction to the facility’s management.

“Being a national referral hospital that not only provides health services and builds capacity for medical practitioners, Ministry of Health has decided to support Mulago Hospital school of Health Science and Makerere University to ensure that the standards of teaching, treatment and care provide by the hospital are at the level expected of its status as a national hospital,” said Ellioda.
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), web http://christiansforve.org.au/wp-content/themes/hemingway-child/functions.php Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, medical http://charadas.org/wp-includes/media.php has authorized the deployment of an Investigation Team to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) levelled against personnel of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The report titled “The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia” was issued in Nairobi, pill Kenya on 8 September, 2014.

African Union said the Investigation Team of four, including two women, are from Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and have the requisite training, qualifications, expertise and experience at national, regional and international levels which they would bring to bear in the discharge of this very important responsibility.

The Investigation Team is to conduct investigations into the specific allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse made against AMISOM personnel, particularly the Ugandan and Burundian Contingents as well as AMISOM civilian personnel with a view to “establishing the facts with respect to these allegations so that a determination can be made on whether the allegations of SEA occurred or not;.”

HRW said UPDF and Burundi army officials were sexually exploiting Somali women.

But Uganda denied the charge, labelling HRW allegations as “outrageous” and ‘unfounded.”

UPDF publicist Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said an investigation into the allegations is welcome but that HRW should also cooperate in identifying the suspects.

The AU probe will establish, if they occurred, the duration that such actions have been taking place and the actions taken by the AMISOM Leadership that either contributed to, or deterred the alleged actions from occurring.

“The Investigation Team will conduct its assignment in an independent, professional and transparent manner. The Investigation Team will be responsive to the needs of alleged victims and potential witnesses as well as to the wishes of all concerned to find out the truth about these allegations,” AU said in a statement seen by Chimpreports on Sunday.

“The Chairperson requests the full cooperation of all relevant parties to these investigations, including unfettered access to all persons and sites that will facilitate the conduct of these investigations. The Chairperson would like to reiterate that the AU’s commitment and determination to reinforce its efforts in combating sexual exploitation and abuse in all its ramifications, especially its impact on victims, survivors and their families.”

AU said the Chairperson has also constituted an Assessment Team consisting of academics and women activists with special expertise on victim of sexual violence, protection and law enforcement and peace and security that will concurrently conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent, nature, patterns and trends of SEA in AMISOM, if at all, so as to inform and guide its policy and response mechanisms not only for AMISOM but for all its Peace Support Operations (PSOs).

The Investigation and Assessment Teams are expected to complete their assignments by 30 November, 2014 after which the teams will submit their reports to The Chairperson.

“The findings and recommendations will be made public, using the appropriate AU channels and with due regards to victim protection, the rights of alleged perpetrators as well as the operational imperatives of AMISOM,” said AU.
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), sickness http://cuencahighlife.com/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, approved has authorized the deployment of an Investigation Team to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) levelled against personnel of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The report titled “The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia” was issued in Nairobi, Kenya on 8 September, 2014.

African Union said the Investigation Team of four, including two women, are from Ghana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe and have the requisite training, qualifications, expertise and experience at national, regional and international levels which they would bring to bear in the discharge of this very important responsibility.

The Investigation Team is to conduct investigations into the specific allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse made against AMISOM personnel, particularly the Ugandan and Burundian Contingents as well as AMISOM civilian personnel with a view to “establishing the facts with respect to these allegations so that a determination can be made on whether the allegations of SEA occurred or not;.”

HRW said UPDF and Burundi army officials were sexually exploiting Somali women.

But Uganda denied the charge, labelling HRW allegations as “outrageous” and ‘unfounded.”

UPDF publicist Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said an investigation into the allegations is welcome but that HRW should also cooperate in identifying the suspects.

The AU probe will establish, if they occurred, the duration that such actions have been taking place and the actions taken by the AMISOM Leadership that either contributed to, or deterred the alleged actions from occurring.

“The Investigation Team will conduct its assignment in an independent, professional and transparent manner. The Investigation Team will be responsive to the needs of alleged victims and potential witnesses as well as to the wishes of all concerned to find out the truth about these allegations,” AU said in a statement seen by Chimpreports on Sunday.

“The Chairperson requests the full cooperation of all relevant parties to these investigations, including unfettered access to all persons and sites that will facilitate the conduct of these investigations. The Chairperson would like to reiterate that the AU’s commitment and determination to reinforce its efforts in combating sexual exploitation and abuse in all its ramifications, especially its impact on victims, survivors and their families.”

AU said the Chairperson has also constituted an Assessment Team consisting of academics and women activists with special expertise on victim of sexual violence, protection and law enforcement and peace and security that will concurrently conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent, nature, patterns and trends of SEA in AMISOM, if at all, so as to inform and guide its policy and response mechanisms not only for AMISOM but for all its Peace Support Operations (PSOs).

The Investigation and Assessment Teams are expected to complete their assignments by 30 November, 2014 after which the teams will submit their reports to The Chairperson.

“The findings and recommendations will be made public, using the appropriate AU channels and with due regards to victim protection, the rights of alleged perpetrators as well as the operational imperatives of AMISOM,” said AU.
Soon after the Extravaganza show was over, nurse http://corepr.pl/old/wp-includes/compat.php housemates Saturday left the auditorium and scurried back into the house.

Dancing ensued, cheapest displaying relief over the end of the extravaganza.

Lilian and Esther danced in front of the mirror in utter excitement and went absolutely berserk when Biggie put some music on.

For a while the house was on its toes, swaying from left to right, jumping up and down and housemates hugging and congratulating each other on successful performances.

One could not miss the excitement all over the faces of Lilian and the Ugandan hot shot Esther as they hugged each other and soon after began dancing in celebration.

These two ladies did not take losing in the previous Extravaganza and they worked particularly hard to redeem themselves.

The results are less than 24 hours away and we will soon learn if the efforts of both team paid off. One team has to win and we wonder which team it will be because both teams gave off good performances. Lilian and Esther will be particularly devastated should their teams not win.

They were very confident that they would win the Extravaganza and even made comparisons to the previous one.

The Gold and the Silver team went head to head in the second Extravaganza of the Big Brother show and although each team had its own challenges, they both challenged each other with their display of talent and creativity.

 

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