Blog: Sep 2017

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.

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.