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April 24, 2024

UPMB Commemorating World TB Day

On the 24th March of every year, the world comes together to commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. On this day, governments, health care providers and community actors across the world create awareness about the devastating impact of tuberculosis on health, society, and economies.

This year, Uganda commemorated this day on the 27th March 2024 at Kikagati Town Council in Isingiro District. Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) was privileged to join the rest of the country as we reflected on the progress, challenges and lessons in the fight to combat TB in Uganda.

The national theme for World TB Day 2024 – ‘Yes! We can end TB. Beat Leprosy’ – is a powerful message that underscores our collective determination to overcome this epidemic. As we commemorate this day, UPMB has made great strides in the fight against TB with funding from USAID and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda. As of 31 March, 2024, the organisation has managed to reach over 26,468 individuals with TB screening and treatment services.

August 11, 2023

LSDA team hand over an X-Ray machine spare part to the Comboni Hospital team.

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) with support from USAID donated an X-ray machine Inverter board worth USD 10,500 to Comboni Hospital on the 3 August 2023. The donation was received by the district leadership in the presence of Comboni Hospital administration at the district headquarter.

While receiving the donation, the district chairperson Jafari Basajabalaba hailed UPMB for the continued support in promotion of health services in the district. Handing over the donation, Dr Mugisha Dan said, UPMB had learnt that X-ray services at Comboni hospital had been paralyzed for more than 2 years due to the damaged inverter board and it prompted the donation. “The X-ray machine at the facility is used to diagnose a number of conditions including diagnosis for TB and bones fractures”, said Dr Kyangwa Joseph, the Medical Superintendent Comboni hospital. The restored machine will support in TB screening among children and people living with HIV/AIDS.

In attendance was the District Vice Chairperson, CAO, Principal Assistant Secretary, District Health Officer, District TB and Leprosy Supervisor and the District Information Officer.  Comboni Hospital was Represented by the Hospital Administrator and Principal Nursing Officer. UPMB was represented by the TB Advisor and Dr Patrick Musinguzi – Care & Treatment Specialist. Pacific Diagnostics LTD was represented by their Biomedical engineer. The district leadership greatly appreciation the UPMB and USAID investment in the district.  The district leadership greatly appreciated the UPMB and USAID investment in the district. The leadership also appreciated similar support that was previously provided to Ishaka Adventist Hospital in form of a Power Backup system