Oulanyah owes Ugandans legislation to address healthcare system

Medical practitioners who are registered under their umbrella body the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) want the Uganda Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah to champion improvement of Uganda’s healthcare system once he returns from Seattle, USA after treatment. Oulanyah is currently undergoing cancer treatment in a hospital in Seattle City,  where he was rushed on February 3,…

Butabika is full. Reopen regional mental health centres turned into COVID wards

At the height of COVID-19, mental treatment units were turned into COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres. As they remain closed the National Mental Referral Hospital in Butabika is overwhelmed now handling 850 to 1,000 in-patients every day which was not the case before the regional mental wards were seized for Covid19 patients. This is beyond the hospital…

Defeating leukaemia cells by depriving them of energy – Animal study

A Swiss-French team from Inserm, in France that includes University of Geneva (UNIGE) scientists has discovered how to trigger apoptosis in leukaemia cells by disrupting their energy maintenance mechanism. The previously unknown mechanism could lead to the development of new therapies for treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, which affects blood and bone marrow cells, a particularly dangerous form of cancer.…

New York woman is free of HIV 14 months after stem cell transplant

By AIDSMAP A woman in New York City has no detectable HIV 14 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy following a transplant of HIV-resistant stem cells, according to a presentation yesterday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2022) reports Aidsmap.com. The woman, who received the stem cell transplant to treat leukaemia, is doing well,…

Uganda Medics want unrestricted access to torture victims

The Uganda Medical Association (UMA), the professional organization that brings together all the qualified and duly registered medical doctors in Uganda want the Government to grant them unrestricted and timely access to torture victims in detention facilities to save their lives.   The Association officials were responding to recent incidents of torture involving physical bodily harm…