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  • LAB DAY

    Today the Senior Physicians, Pediatricians, Microbiologists, RRH Directors and RR lab managers met to discuss on increasing misdiagnosis of infections. The day began with dedication of the fraternity into the Almighty by the PS. Dr. Atwiine Diana through a prayer breakfast. It was then followed by the meeting that she called to order at 10:00am.

    As a preamble, Dr. Kalyesubula Simon said that people are complaining that the number of typhoid is high. A study done by Dr. kajumbula supported by World Bank found that those were circulating pathogens among patients below 5 yrs.

  • Inauguration of new LTC and its sub committees

    The National Laboratory Technical Advisory committee (LTC) was formed in 2004. Its a committe that advises on key issues regarding laboratories and functions for 3years after which membership is reviewed. This committe is chaired by a member of top management of the Ministry of Health who is currently Dr. Charles Olaro the Director Clinical Services.

    The committe is multi disciplinary and multi sectoral and the members must be experts in particular areas of lab services. This committee functions through sub committees and currently, there are eight sub committees which include 

  • WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY at Ministry of Health HQ in Kampala

    Yesterday marked the 11th annual World Sicklecell day. The day was commemorated at the Ministry of Health headquarters with the presence of the PS. Dr. Atwiine Diana, officials from the Busoga Kingdom like the Minister of Health, Owek. Dr. Balyeku Andrew, Buganda kingdom representative, Minister of Health Owek Dr. Ben Mukwaya, Prof. Ndugwa Christopher, Prof. Russell Ware, and the CPHL family.  Schools present at the function were Buganda Road P/S, Our Lady Luwero, Garfield Nursery, and Primary Sch, All Saints Christian Sch, Zainab baby & Junior school and Students from IUIU.  

  • LAB DAY
  • Governance of the Bio-repository

    UNHLS handles and is being in contact with specimen from all over the country. Alot of these are clinical samples and we have the potential to do operational research because of being incharge of guiding labs country wide.  We took the road of building bio-bank based on the global security agenda. As UNHLS, we thought we could build this resource to address bio-security issues but also promote science.

    This meeting that began on Monday 5th/07/2018 has been attended by Implementing partners, researchers, DHOs, DLFPs and UNHLS managers. 

  • SICKLECELL TESTING AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

    Today, Makerere students led by the guild president, Papa Were Salim turned up for sickle cell testing at Freedom Square.

  • SCREENING AND SENSITIZATION ON THE WEEKEND

    To achieve the 90 90 90 strategy, on the weekend, the support team camped at Gombe Senior Secondary and St. Lawrence Horizon campus to sensitize students on HIV, Hep B, reproductive health, Sickle cell disease, cancer and syphilis diseases and how to prevent them. Over 300 students were screened for HIV and hepatitis B at Gombe S.S and above 200 at St. Lawrence.

  • IP Chiefs of Party and Executive Directors meeting on Lab Accreditation and Viral load program

    The IP Chiefs of party and Executive directors convened at UNHLS today for a meeting on Lab accreditation and Viral load programs. 

    Executive Director, Dr. Nabadda Suzan welcomed the team to a new year of focus, determination and hard work in order to have achievable goals.     

    Status updates on viral load program was presented by Dr. Martin Zziwa stating the progress on VL monitoring since Oct 2017 to date as may be extracted from the viral load dashboard.

  • CDC Country Director visits CPHL/UNHLS

    Courtesy call by the new CDC Country Director, Dr. Lisa J.Nelson to CPHL/UNHLS to acquaint herself with the working here at CPHL. She was very pleased with whats happening especially, the accreditation status of the two labs at CPHL and NTRL. 

    During the tour, she was glad to know that NTRL is a Supra-national Lab serving 23 other countries in Africa as far as quality control is concerned. She was happy to note that services in CPHL are giving quality results to Ugandans in the remote country side.

  • ACCA donates Sickle cell kits to Ministry of Health

    ACCA the global body for professional Accountants, this afternoon donated 15000kits for Sickle cell at the Ministry of Health. Its an honor to have another donation towards Sickle cell in less than a month after that from the Buganda Kingdom that was witnessed at UNHLS/CPHL on the 24th of Last month.

    The burden of ill health is so huge and we see people coming up to support Ugandans, we get encouraged. For instance Diabetes in children, the children's lives depend on insulin. So there is also need to contribute towards that too.