Minister for Health Stephen Mallinga of Uganda

The minister was concerned that many diseases that hit the country were being imported by foreigners.
Gulu The government plans to increase salaries of medical workers, Health minister Stephen Mallinga has said.
Dr Mallinga said the move will also improve the working conditions of medical workers as a means to counter the exodus of the health professionals.
Mallinga was quoted by the state-owned New Vision daily on Thursday as saying that the district cholera task forces had been reactivated, providing supplies and setting up treatment centers.
Stephen Mallinga said malaria was still a big problem in spite of several government interventions.
to 15,000 people were sharing one latrine of six stances.
list of additives permitted for use in the food industry.
Ugandan Health Minister Stephen Mallinga said the donation is timely because the ministry recently began recommeding the use of ACTs to treat malaria, the New Vision reports.
Mallinga said the ministry's malaria control strategy focuses on prompt case management, indoor insecticide spraying and the use of insecticide-treated nets.
In related news, Mallinga said the government has not yet made a decision about whether to approve the use of DDT to control malaria.
Speaking at the 14th health sector joint review meeting in Kampala on Monday, Mallinga said the decentralised recruitment of health workers had led to a culture of tribalism, with many health workers recruited and remaining within their own home regions.
Stephen Mallinga said over the weekend.
Mallinga said drug shortages had reduced following increased monitoring from the ministry.
Health Minister Stephen Mallinga said it was the 42nd day since the last patient was discharged after the disease, obscured by ailments with near-similar symptoms, emerged mainly in western Uganda killing 37 out of 149 confirmed cases.
Mallinga said that Uganda's fight against Ebola was difficult since it was confirmed as a new kind of strain with far different characteristics than the previously known strain that hit the country in 2000.
Speaking at the Media Centre during a press briefing yesterday, Health Minister Stephen Mallinga said the outbreak of the disease has been scaled down.
Dr Mallinga said the slight increase could have been caused by the onset of the heavy rains in the recent weeks, which increased transmission of infections.
Dr Mallinga said more women are affected because they are the ones that fetch water.
Dr Mallinga said his ministry sent a permanent team to Kitgum to offer support.
by the Ministry of Health to control hepatitis E.
to 1262 and that 25 people have died.
that 32 per cent of wells are contaminated with human waste.
Dr Mallinga said while the disease on its own was not as contagious, prevention was not being helped by the appalling state of hygiene in the affected districts where many people were displaced by the two-decade old insurgency.
Soon after Zhang Aiming, the Chinese consular for economic affairs, had read his speech, Mallinga was invited to address about 60 health workers from 12 referral hospitals in Uganda.
Mallinga said the course was a testimony of the GovernmentÂ’s commitment to controlling malaria.
Stephen Mallinga said the 21-day maximum incubation period has passed with no new cases reported.
Health Minister Stephen Mallinga said the drug called Misoprostol, will help in preventing women from bleeding after birth, which he said is the leading cause of maternal mortality in Uganda.
Speaking at the opening of a regional meeting of Parliamentary committees on health from east and southern Africa in Kampala on Tuesday, Dr Mallinga said despite available knowledge in the medical community about how to keep mothers live, there remains a stark divide of maternal mortality between rich and poor countries.
Medically known as post-partum haemorrhage, bleeding after birth, according to Dr Mallinga remains a health risk for women not only in Uganda but the African continent and must be urgently addressed.
Mallinga says one trial, conducted in Uganda, found a 51 percent reduction among men between the ages of 15 and 49 while another trial, conducted in Kenya, showed a 53 percent reduction among men in their late teens and early 20s.
Mallinga says he would like to further reduce the infection rate through an official drive to circumcise as many boys and men as possible.
Mallinga says the government is being careful not to promote circumcision as a preventive measure against AIDS, but as part of a strategy to fight the spread of the disease.