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Impact of a Biomedical Engineering Technician at Gulu Regional Medical Equipment Workshop

An Anesthetic machine now in use at Gulu RRH after its repair by the biomedical engineering technicianAt Gulu RRH, Rachael Musasizi, a biomedical engineering technician was recruited in August 2013 with assistance from USAID SUSTAIN project. By November 2013, Racheal had demonstrated leadership in repairing broken equipment, servicing and training staff on the proper use and maintenance of available medical equipment.

I am grateful because I see most equipment coming to life. Rachael has gone as far as repairing theatre beds, lights, computers, anesthetic machines and equipment which was dormant,” said Sister Margaret Odokonyero – Senior Principal Nursing Officer, Gulu RRH.

 

An Anesthetic machine now in use at Gulu RRH after its repair by the biomedical engineering technician

 

 

 

Managing HIV stigma: Counselling helps change Alice’s life

Since the early years of the HIV epidemic, stigma has been a major barrier to successful HIV prevention, care and treatment. Early in the epidemic’s history, the late Jonathan Mann, former head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Program on AIDS, identified stigma as the “third epidemic”, following the accelerating spread of HIV infection and the rise in AIDS cases.

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and Drug-Resistant TB, treatable: Godfrey shares his story

According to World Health Organization’s Global Drug-resistant TB Initiative, ‘Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), particularly multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), represent significant threats to global TB control efforts and a major public health concern in several countries.