Category HEALTH

Without govt’s direct involvement, our suggestions on UAH don’t matter!


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By Peter Simon via UAH forum
I think these guerrilla governments in Africa have failed in social services delivery yet Cuba for example was/is able to serve its people very well. To prove that observation, around April 2011, I listened to a BBC documentary on the state of health services in Ethiopia. The health services in Ethiopia are sicker than the sick Ethiopians, to say the least. The BBC program presenter interviewed medical students about their concerns and 80% of them planned to leave Ethiopia immediately they graduate because of several reasons including poor pay ($300/month), lack of facilities, overcrowding in hospitals and too many students in medical schools about 30 times the original planned number with many sitting on the floors when attending lectures, lack of further studies etc. Practicing doctors prefer to work in urban areas because at least they can “moonlight” to supplement the meagre pay. One doctor decried the poor services in the main hospital ( their Mulago) where in one ward, there are only 11 beds for mothers delivering yet they admit over 50 per day so the rest just deliver on the floor and this doctor says that they helplessly watch patients die because of lack of nearly everything. Next the minister of health was interviewed who said that they are trying, that their priority is on primary health care which he said would reduce the number of those seeking treatment; and that the problem is compounded by doctors who leave Ethiopia for greener pastures elsewhere especially in eastern USA where there are more Ethiopian doctors than the total number of doctors in Ethiopia and they receive a salary of not less than $5,000/month. In his view he wanted the US to pay Ethiopia $200,000 per one Ethiopian doctor employed in the US since it costs the US government that amount to train one doctor. I failed to see his logic, at least if he had proposed the US to pay the equivalent that Ethiopia had spent training that one doctor, it would have some good argument. I was surprised to hear Ethiopians decry the poor health services now, and those interviewed claimed that same services were better some time back.. This revelation made me turn on my bed terribly wondering what curse had befallen Africa. I wondered how governments led by visionaries can fail to foresee shortages and plan accordingly in order to avert the crisis.

This is exactly what happened to Uganda when Idi Amin chased non-citizens (Indians), the government proceeded to allocate the well-stocked shops to soldiers and those sympathetic to the regime; slowly but surely, the shops became empty and emptier and by 1978, most shop counters/shelves were filled with bananas, banana leaves or kabalagala with many shopkeepers yawning and sleepy early morning.

While we can suggest good ideas that could improve the social services ( medical services) in Uganda, I think the first thing we should do is to get the government directly involved by it spearheading the discussions so that we are sure that the policy makers and implementers are all on board and are ready to move forward. We need to engage various stake holders so that a strategy can be developed, otherwise none of the brilliant suggestions can be implemented or even discussed. I am not suggesting that we leave it all to government, no, what I am saying is that we need government to be a participant in the discussions so that whatever is agreed upon is put into practice; for we cannot achieve much without the government’s participation since it (govt) has more mobilization groups/resources.

Leaders should ensure that institutions are developed, strengthened and allowed to be independent. Obviously, it was Idi Amin’s mistake to give out property to people who did not own it in the first place and the policy of sending non-citizens was wrongly done/implemented:this should have been in phases while local people were being trained to take over.

It would be a mistake to expect any president to know everything under the sky! And this is exactly the problem we face; our leaders assume that they know everything and when challenged, they get jittery. Politicians’ role is merely to oversee work done by technocrats. There are many ways of monitoring developments in constituencies not necessarily being there physically, though NRM government has found pleasure in dishing out millions of shillings to MPs during elections for “monitoring developments” in their constituencies some of which were abandoned for nearly 5 years!

Iteso drinking doesn’t necessarily lead to ealr death!


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By Peter Simon Okurut via UAH forum

Based on my vast, extensive, mature experience and knowledge of  ajon/Malwa,  I am not happy when one associates our Iteso national drink to early death yet we survived from Day 3 when Itesot kid starts to drink, introduced to ajon.

 

Here are facts: the Iteso, the inventors of Ajon ( Malwa) have consumed the product for centuries with no recorded death resulting from it.  No oral history of malwa killing anyone. That might be too difficult to ascertain, what about the time Obote was in power, how many deaths were attributed to malwa poisoning? Maybe they were there but not known but if malwa was the cause, then it would have become an issue considering its wide consumption in the country including police and military barracks, just go anywhere in Uganda to prove/disprove my point.

 

Suppose we pick something good from these leaders: moderate drinking from Obote and Mutesa, good love relationships from Amin and exercises from Museveni; that gives wholistic balance.

 

Interestingly, it seems old Mzee Museveni only realized how good exercises are just 2 months ago. Don’t you think if Ugandans had waited for his guidance on how to exercise for all those 34 years, they would have been too unhealthy to learn now? If anything, I think most adults survived because of Malua, from walking, riding and driving to malwa joints, counseling and learning new ideas and acquiring friends etc, even that has been checked by forced isolation due to the pandemic.

 

For me and my friends, we have been doing all those things almost in equal measure, president or no president showing!

 

 

Nigerian Pastor Who Went To China To Destroy Coronavirus Has Been Rushed To The Hospital


Early this week, a Nigerian pastor by name Pastor Elija Emeka Chibuke declared his intentions to travel to China and destroy the deadly corona virus that has been claiming so many lives across the world especially China.We have been following this story closely and though it’s still a developing story that we can not independently confirm, reports say the Nigerian pastor who tried to pray for Coronavirus victims has been rushed to the hospital after showing signs of contacting the virus.

ULCER TREATMENT



Get raw pawpaw and wash it. It must be raw, not ripe
Do not peel it and do not remove the seeds.
After washing the outside neatly, slice it without peeling it into small small pieces. The cutting should be small like sugar cubes.
Put all the small pieces of the raw pawpaw into any clean container.
Fill the container with water to stop at the same point the sliced pawpaw stopped.
Leave the pawpaw in the water for four days. For example if u soak it on a Monday, count Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be the fourth day.
On the Fourth day, the water will be looking white in colour. Seive it and throw away the pawpaw and the water becomes your cure for ulcer.
DOSAGE: drink half a glass of the pawpaw water every morning, afternoon and evening. You will no longer feel those ulcer pains because it will heal the wounds inside that are causing the pain.
This morning, afternoon and evening drinking of the pawpaw water can continue for weeks and months depending on how severe the ulcer is. It is not relief. It is a cure.
Additional note: an ulcer is an internal wound usually in the stomach or intestines.
Common causes of ulcer are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and certain other painkillers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox, others). Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers. However, they can make your symptoms worse.
Pls avoid taking strong pain killers without prescription. If you take time to read the side effects you will see that the drugs for pain relief cause ulcer or wounds in the body.
This treatment mentioned is not a reason not to go to hospital, because not all are internal pains.

THE VAGINA IS CLEANER THAN THE MOUTH


By Halima Kiberu via UAH facebook group

THE VAGINA IS CLEANER THAN THE MOUTH
Yes, the fact is that the vagina is 10 times
cleaner than the mouth!
1.It has its own self-regulatory system that keeps it in check every now and then.
2.The vagina is full of good bacteria known as lactobacilli that constantly fight infections and keep it in good condition.
3.Even vaginal discharge is not dirty. It is made of water, albumin, cells and mucin (an oily substance that gives it the slippery feel). Hence a discharge is not a toxic substance.
4. Normal vagina also has a slightly pungent smell which is perfectly normal.
5.Menstrual blood is also not unclean and does not contain any germs as may be speculated. It smells a bit metallic, but contact with menstrual blood isn’t harmful at all,but dont pray to God while in periods.
All these make the vagina one of the cleanest points in the body.Therefore do not introduce an uncleaned mouth, after taking alcohol and pork, to the vagina during oral sex.

Here comes the second part of my write up.

Guys often see the Vagina as one of the most dirty parts of a woman’s body, biologically NO, it even have this alkaline nature, thus boosting it’s immune nature.though it’s very sensitive and prone to outside infection from public restroom, dirty fingers and unbrushed tongues like yours. Talking about the TONGUES (oral sex), “….It’s disgusting” in the mind of most guys, hell no.rather the uncleaned mouth should be the avoidable down there against possible transmission of infection.

Vaccinations are killing African babies



By Halima Kiberu

The major problems of babies, especially African babies (boys mostly) disabilities start from vaccines. In that vaccination there’s mercury, mercury takes way longer to escape the body system than the European and European African child, thus it starts eating away the IQ building strands (brain lobotomy) .

A mass genocide and medical cannibalism, killing babies(African) to medically feed other babies (you guessed it)

Ever wonder why suddenly the children have speech delays? Reasoning delays? Well, autism is at an outbreak as almost normal.

Vaccines are the continuation of disease.

Brain
Heart
Bones
Kidney, etc

Can I talk about how vaccines are made? First look at the laws that allow abortion. Why abort? Let’s look at history, from scientists who are working hard at hand amongst them in the history there’s a scientist by a name Margret Sayer (who called us Africans as weeds) who is th head of human eugenics ….. Planned Parenthood (abortion industry)
How do you think the Hallocust took effects?

Now that we can buy vitamin D, cancer is running rampage 😞

Can you see the devils children now?
Learn the English language and understand the use of the words because they state things out clear as what they are without breaking your thinking pressure cylinders.

I WANNA TALK ABOUT HUMAN FARMING SOON

Kyanjo wasn’t poisoned by ‘Kayibanda’!


By George Okello in London

Mr Hussein Kyanjo is said to have suffered from DYSTONIA.London University College Hospital(UCL) diagnosed and treated Mr Kyanzo for many years.UCL is one of the top 5 hospitals in the world, and so if it diagnosed Mr Kyanjo as suffering from Dystonia and treated him for it for many years, then I can’t see how the alternative diagnosis of “poisoning” comes into the picture. UCL treats a number of conditions for which currently there is is no cure. I am myself a patient, having been diagnosed with SARCOIDIOSIS, another incurable disease, since 2009, and have been on steroid treatment ever since, which only controls and stops my body immune system from launching parasitic attacks on itself, but does not cure the illness itself.. If I die now, it may be convenient to accuse Kayibanda of poisoning me, but in reality it is SARCOIDIOSIS that would have done me in and beaten Kayibanda Museveni to it.

However pleased he will be with the outcome, Kayibanda will never claim any credit for my death. I mention this point because I want Ugandans to face the reality of their medical conditions and to refrain from the habit of finding convenient alibis for inconvenient conditions. 95% of Ugandans who die of HIV/AIDS for eg never admit it, and will claim other causes of death- usually Heart Attack. This habit must stop. If I die of Sarcoid- I want Ugandans to know it is sacoirdoisis that has killed me, and not poison from kayibanda.

Secondly,the announcement of Abbey Semuwemba’s death was a little bit premature. Apparently it is a wish list by some individuals annoyed with Senuwemba’s constant attacks and criticism of Mr Bob Wine. It attracted debate on his Facebook forum, Senuwemba himself refused to deny or confirm his unfortunate demise, so we assume he is still living, rather than resting in peace!

This is what we must do to rescue our healthcare!


Women waiting to deliver at Mulago’s labour suite

By Bwanika Nakyesawa Luwero via UAH forum

When growing up in a medical family – I remember when Medical Doctor Samson Bbabbi Kiseeka arrived at one of the health center facility unexpectedly – it was a chaotic scene as all medical workers and support staff started running up and down whispering Dokita Kiseeka yazze (it is MD Kiseeka visiting).

Uganda Medical system can be rescued – and this is what happened 1960- 78 or ought to be done

a. Resurrect regular medical facility Inspection by the Ministry of Health Inspection Unit. These inspectors must have a list of items listed they have to look at. That form must be returned every month the an independent inspection team – i.e. Accounting General strict not MoH

b. Resurrect regular medical worker transfers. All categories of medical workers MUST not work in any single medical facility for more than one year. Ministry of health had a transport system to transfer medical workers. This too meant that all health facilities had houses for medical workers. A letter for transfer came from Kampala.

c. Outlaw patient – relative support from all healthy facilities. This implies the patient will solely be attended to by qualified medical workers only. This is the norm world over and it will also reduce on corruption where relatives have to pay for services rendered to patients in public medical facilities.

d. Private medical facilities should strictly be regulated – that is they should meet all world standards. Medical workers must work in a form of cooperatives, instead of turning the scared medical profession and facilities into money making facilities.

e. Resurrect medical equipment manufacturing and research – TAMPECO. All health facilities must order through such an entity.

f. Out-law foreign material likes clothes, bed sheets, mattress not approved, outside cooking at health facilities by the MoH from all medical facilities. That means MoH must provide patient cloth , workers uniforms, badges,food etc.

g. Turn regional hospital into teaching University hospitals

h. Lower medical staff (nurses, medical officers) salaries should be increased to a living wages. But ethic first.

My sister died of HIV/AIDS and the govt could do nothing for her!


By George O.Pacu-Otto via UAH forum

On changing or reforming the healthcare system in Uganda, I have total loss of confidence in the NRA doing it. I am not going to talk about the corruption and shenanigans that go on everyday. What I will do is to repeat the tragedy of my own sister, who died of AIDS in 1986. It was her fault that she got HIV, she was only 19 years old. But throughout the time she battled with the disease, the healthcare system was not there to support her. The family quite often had to buy drugs, some totally useless. Towards the end of her life, she was not even admitted to Mulago Hospital because they wrote her off, so she spent the last weeks of her life in my brothers home in Nakulabye, being fed on a drip by a sister in law who is a nurse. Eventually it was my brother who pulled the drip off and said let her go, she has suffered enough.I had lost another sister before who was murdered by NRA soldiers in Dokolo, but she is not the one I focus on.

AIDS Patient in a hospital


My burning and continuing anger against the NRA regime is why my young sister, who I loved, would be turned away from Mulago hospital, denied medical help and die at home, with just a nurse caring for her, without any medication of any kind.So I look at these issues politically.It was the neighbours, baganda people, who comforted the family and assisted in repatriating her
body to Dokolo for burial. That day when I arrived in Nakulabye when my sister died, most of the mourners were Baganda neighbors. I will never forget that .

What was the purpose of NRA coming into power if they can not provide even the very basic care for a young girl who was dying? Why would a national referral hospital turn away a critically ill patient? Why should my sister have died at home rather than in the care of the medical services?

That’s why I have so much contempt and indeed hatred for this NRA regime. May be other people have better examples , but permanently my hatred of the NRA became cemented that day when I rushed from London and saw her in her coffin, serene and beautiful and as lovely as we used to play around together as children , but she was dead.

We need to have a national democratic revolution in Uganda. We should never again have millions of people going through the trauma that I have gone through.

Guerrilla governments in Africa have failed in social services


By Simon Peter Okurut via UAH forum

I think the guerrilla governments in Africa have failed in social services delivery yet Cuba for example was/is able to serve its people very well.

To prove that observation, at 5;10 a.m.this morning, I listened to a BBC documentary on the state of health services in Ethiopia. The health services in Ethiopia are more sick than the sick Ethiopians, to say the least. The BBC program presenter interviewed medical students about their concerns and 80% of them planned to leave Ethiopia immediately they graduate because of several reasons including poor pay ($300/month), lack of facilities, overcrowding in hospitals and too many students in medical schools about 30 times the original planned number with many sitting on the floors when attending lectures, lack of further studies etc. Practising doctors prefer to work in urban areas because at least they can “moonlight” to supplement the meagre pay. One doctor decried the poor services in the main hospital ( their Mulago) where in one ward, there are only 11 beds for mothers delivering yet they admit over 50 per day so the rest just deliver on the floor and this doctor says that they helplessly watch patients die because of lack of nearly everything. Next the minister of health was interviewed who said that they are trying, that their priority is on primary health care which he said would reduce the number of those seeking treatment; and that the problem is compounded by doctors who leave Ethiopia for greener pastures elsewhere especially in eastern USA where there are more Ethiopian doctors than the total number of doctors in Ethiopia and they receive a salary of not less than $5,000/month. In his view he wanted the US to pay Ethiopia $200,000 per one Ethiopian doctor employed in the US since it costs the US government that amount to train one doctor. I failed to see his logic, at least if he had proposed the US to pay the equivalent that Ethiopia had spent training that one doctor, it would have some good argument. I was surprised to hear Ethiopians decry the poor health services now, and those interviewed calimed that same services were better some time back.. This revelation made me turn on my bed terribly wondering what curse had befallen Africa. I wondered how governments led by visionaries can fail to foresee shortages and plan accordingly in order to avert the crisis.

This is exactly what happened to Uganda when Idi Amin chased non-citizens (Indians), the government proceeded to allocate the well stocked shops to soldiers and those sympathetic to the regime; slowly but surely, the shops became empty and emptier and by 1978, most shop counters/shelves were filled with bananas, banana leaves or kabalagala with many shopkeepers yawning and sleepy early morning.

While we can suggest good ideas that could improve the social services ( medical services) in Uganda, I think the first thing we should do is to get the government directly involved by it spearheading the discussions so that we are sure that the policy makers and implementers are all on board and are ready to move forward. We need to engage various stake holders so that a strategy can be developed, otherwise none of the brilliant suggestions can be implemented or even discussed. I am not suggesting that we leave it all to government, no, what I am saying is that we need government to be a participant in the discussions so that whatever is agreed upon is put into practice; for we cannot achieve much without the government’s participation since it (govt) has more mobilization groups/resources.

Leaders should ensure that institutions are developed, strengthened and allowed to be independent. What you are talking about qualified ministers is the tendency to depend on individuals which has caused failures. Obviously, it was Idi Amin’s mistake to give out property to people who did not own it in the first place and the policy of sending non-citizens was wrongly done/implemented:this should have been in phases while local people were being trained to take over.

It would be a mistake to expect any president to know everything under the sky! And this is exactly the problem we face; our leaders assume that they know everything and when challenged, they get jittery. Politicians’ role is merely to oversee work done by technocrats. There are many ways of monitoring developments in constituencies not necessarily being there physically, though NRM government has found pleasure in dishing out millions of shillings to MPs during elections for “monitoring developments” in their constituencies some of which were abandoned for nearly 5 years!

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