Government launches Uganda clinical guidelines 2023

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Government launches Uganda clinical guidelines 2023
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The Ministry of Health has unveiled the Uganda Clinical Guidelines (UCG 2023) and the Essential Medicines and Health Supplies Management (EMHSM) Manual 2023.

Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, represented the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, at the event, which brought together various stakeholders in the health sector.

The UCG and EMHSM manual were developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems Activity.

These guidelines aim to enhance healthcare quality by providing health workers with comprehensive and up-to-date information to effectively address prevalent health issues in the country.

In a speech read by Dr. Kyabayinze, emphasised the significance of the guidelines.

"The Uganda Clinical Guidelines (UCG) 2023 will provide updated and practical information on diagnosing and managing common health conditions in Uganda. This will ensure accessible, equitable, and high-quality services for the population," Dr Kyabayinze said.

Dr. Seru Moris, Acting Commissioner for Health Services in the Department of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Medicines, added, "This 4th edition of the UCG 2023 offers evidence-based, practical, and implementable guidance, enabling cost-effective and affordable treatment for priority health conditions in the country."

He further highlighted that the UCG 2023 serves as a valuable tool to support daily clinical practice, providing health workers with a reliable reference for managing Uganda's prevalent health conditions and promoting the availability of medicines at all levels of care.

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