Diana, Japanese company in health partnership

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine held a meeting with the President of Saraya, a Japanese Company locally making a hand washing solution in Uganda to enhance infection, prevention and control in health facilities. 
The company is also set to start making a jigger treatment lotion and also Handset  ECG machines to monitor heart disease.
This meeting was held at one of the side events at the ongoing Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) in Yokohama, Japan.

Dr. Diana Atwine also met Ms.Noel Aryanyijuka, team lead and co-founder of a start up company called Ecosmart. This meeting was held at the side event of Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development.

Noel is piloting the manufacture of sanitary towels made out of sugarcane residues. Partnering with a Japanese firm,Noel aims to have high quality local solutions to menstrual hygiene in #Uganda. The manufacturing plant will be situated in Mbarara City.
“Working with Ministry of Education and Sports, we pledge our support as Ministry of Health to this great innovation” Dr Atwine said.

In related development, Acting Commissioner for Human Resources, Mr Samson Olum made a presentation at the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development #TICAD7 on “Use of HRM data to inform policy and investment on HRM development”
“#Uganda is in process of training specialists in order to reduce referrals abroad and mortality due to NCDs” he said.

Mr Olum further added that Uganda has incorporated occupational health in #Ebola preparedness by vaccinating frontline workers and healthcare workers. This was evidence based on data that has informed policy in Uganda.

This discussion focused on Health workforce Investment as a driver of Universal Health Coverage and Economic Development.

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