Category Archives: Business of Health Care

Financial Breakeven for Small Maternity Centres

The following is a very simple model for financial sustainability in small maternity centres. This is derived from a number of complex and detailed models used across a range of different country settings. Ensuring that we meet safety and quality … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Choice Different In NE England?

A fundamental tenet of abortion care is the choice of the woman. This choice is not just about whether to have an abortion or not, but also about the choice of method by which the abortion is performed. Data provided … Continue reading

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Abortion Rates Vary Significantly

The abortion rate in Uganda, 39, is three times greater than in GB, 13. The abortion rate in Kampala, 77, is twice the national average. There is one complication for every 2.4 abortions in Uganda, a rate which is 262 … Continue reading

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Medication Abortion – Guttmacher Report

Here are three issues which I think could come from an increasing move towards self-administered medication abortion, across developing and restrictive regions:  The business model for clinic-based abortion services will need to change;  There will be a reduction in the … Continue reading

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6,172 Health Workers to be Recruited

It seems that the Government of Uganda has agreed the need to recruit more healthcare workers. That’s really good news and something that should be positively received. The Ministry of Health will need to make sure that matters affecting morale … Continue reading

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Low Morale Undermining Health Sector

Right now there’s a lot of debate, and some controversy, about the new health sector budget. The Observer has this excellent piece by Norbert Mao, President of the Democratic Party, in which he makes some very interesting comments about the … Continue reading

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Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Virginia Blaser made a statement recently about the on-going support by the USA for healthcare in Uganda and for the fight against HIV/AIDS in particular. You can read the statement in full here. This statement of support … Continue reading

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Healthcare Funding in UK and Uganda

Healthcare Funding is one of those polarising topics that generates a lot of debate; people tend to feel quite strongly about their particular view on how this should be done. Just consider the debates raging today in the USA about … Continue reading

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IHK introduces patient smart cards

Published in The Observer on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:06. Written by Moses Talemwa. The days when one went to see a doctor and was met by a white-gowned doctor, with a stethoscope around his neck, a notebook and pen … Continue reading

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Mark dies and Benton leaves

This was a traumatic week; Dr. Benton decided to leave ER to spend more time with his family and Dr. Mark died. Pamela and I are just catching up on some ER DVDs, almost 10 years old now, but some … Continue reading

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