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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

Advancing E-Health in Uganda

11 September 2017

After 5 years of regular work in Eastern Uganda, our team has been able to develop a system which is built around the Ugandan Government reporting requirements covering HMIS105 forms at a touch of a button and much more. Along with the UUKHA, EMR4DW are hopeful to create further links with the e-Health working group and further e-health in the country- EMR4DW

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.

Volume2 Issue1 UUKHA Newsletter

31 August 2017

In this Issue of the UUKHA newsletter we cover latest efforts being done by member organisations to transform the health sectors of our great countries. Please read on in this copy.

Co-Chairs Blog

3 April 2017

Since the relaunch of the Alliance we have observed growing interest and momentum from members to support co-development between Uganda and the UK. The annual UUKHA symposia, the just concluded meetings in London and the series of technical working group meetings held in Uganda under the thematic areas have all greatly shaped the program of work for the Alliance in educational development, collaborative research, quality safety and innovations, leadership and governance and public health....

Accident Rescue App (Trauma Call) wins Babson Schlesinger prize

2 April 2017

by Arafat Wakulira

Inspired by a true story of Arafat Wakulira (third from the left), a long term Biomedical Engineering volunteer for a THET funded project; The Uganda Maternal & Newborn Hub. Following a road traffic accident involving two of his brothers, a team of Biomedical Engineers from Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, ICT and Business students from Mbarara University of Science and Technology took it upon themselves to innovate a solution to speed up rescue...

Ugandan Health Minister and Chief Nurse Visit East London NHS Trust- Butabika Link

1 April 2017

by Moses Mulimera

Dr Joyce Moriku, Ugandan State Minister for Health and Ugandan Chief Nurse, Cathy Odeke visited the Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health as part of the Global Health Partnership between the Trust and Uganda.

The Butabika-East London Link is a multi-disciplinary, institution-to-institution collaboration between the Trust and Butabika Hospital, Uganda. Since its' inception in 2003, the partnership has grown enormously with the support of peer to...

NHS Blood and Transplant Service Partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS)

1 April 2017

by Steve Morgan

In July 2016 NHSBT were delighted to announce that the Executive Team had approved a 5 year (2016-21) health partnership with the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS).

This is the story so far:

2010 to 2014 – leadership development/customer care training support of UBTS in partnership with Pepal* 2015 – formal request from Director, UBTS, for a long term health partnership / MoU 2015 – NHSBT awarded scoping grant by THET April 2016 – NHSBT...

The Sanyu bridge for poor mothers in rural Uganda

31 March 2017

by James Ditai

Edith Sanyu, is a Ugandan woman who was referred to Mulago hospital from a small village in Mbarara, western Uganda with obstructed labour. Her Uterus had ruptured, a hysterectomy was done and she was sent to the High Dependency Unit but later died. There was no blood available on that day yet she had bled excessively. Although not well known herself, she represents the many voiceless women around the world who suffer from lack of resources for maternal and...