Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health with Mr. Paul Okware, Chief of Stores and Operations at NMS during the launch of mosquito nets distribution exercise.
The Ministry of Health launched the distribution exercise of free mosquito nets across the country. The exercise started in June 2020 and is expected to close at the end of the year.
So far, only 4.5 million mosquito nets out of the 27 million have been procured. The first batch will be distributed in 25 districts that were hit most by floods around Lake Kyoga and in districts with high prevalence rate of malaria.
General Manager NMS Moses Kamabare and Board Chairman Dr Jotham Musinguzi recieving MPs from Nordic countries who had visited NMS new warehouse in Kajjansi
National Medical Stores (NMS) in collaboration with the Global Fund, GAVI, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF on Tuesday 11th February 2020 hosted a delegation of Members of Parliament(MPs) from Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden.
National Medical Stores(NMS) and the Ministry of Health hosted a farewell dinner for the US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac at Serena Hotel, Kampala.
Speaking during the dinner, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng thanked the US government for supporting Uganda’s health sector.
By James Odong
The people of Uganda put National Medical Stores(NMS) in place through an Act of Parliament and gave it a three-fold mandate: to Procure, Warehouse and Distribute Essential Medicines and Medical Supplies, primarily to Government health facilities.
We have further crystallized this mandate to focus on major deliverables. One is to ensure that we stock all the essential medicines and medical supplies that the health facilities have quantified through their procurement plans, against the available budget. The second deliverable is to ensure that we deliver to these health facilities as indicated in our published Delivery Schedule.
By James Odong
As early as 6:00am, hundreds of Ugandans had already camped at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds waiting for the National Medical Stores(NMS) and Ministry of Health(MOH) teams to come and administer to them the yellow fever vaccination free of charge.
The vaccination exercise was aimed at helping Ugandans who may not afford to pay sh100, 000 at Kampala Capital City Authority and other private health facilities.
Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans via an aedes mosquito bite or to humans from primate reservoir via a forest mosquito species. People who become ill usually present with acute onset of fever with at least abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, jaundice, unexplained bleeding.