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People and Society, Social Services

rural health clinics, Kampala, social welfare, national hospital, government services

Uganda’s medical service is badly overburdened and largely financed by international support. Three national immunization campaigns to eradicate the virus disease poliomyelitis by the year 2000 occurred in 1997 and 1998. Mulago in Kampala is the national hospital. There are also excellent missionary hospitals, although the emphasis in medical service providers is shifting from hospitals toward rural health clinics. The World Health Organization estimates 71 percent of the population live within walking distance of a health facility. In general, social welfare, including old age support, is a matter of self-reliance, not government services.



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rural health clinics, Kampala, social welfare, national hospital, government services, international support, World Health Organization, health facility, walking distance, percent, population, emphasis, year, Mulago

 
 

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