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Body of Renowned Psychiatrist, Dr. Mungherera Arrives Today

The body of renowned Ugandan medical practitioner, prostate http://chipinhead.com/wp-includes/class-wp-role.php Dr. Margaret Mungherera who passed on in India on Saturday arrives in Uganda today, viagra buy http://colbleu.fr/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/hashes-4.1.7.php Tuesday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, rx the body will be flown in by Emirates Airlines and is set to arrive at 2pm at Entebbe Airport.

Dr. Mungherera who was among the few experts in psychiatry succumbed to cancer of the colon and died at the age of 59.

There will be a requiem mass in memory of her to be held at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero on Thursday starting 10am and later, a vigil at her parents’ home in Mpererwe, a few miles outside Kampala along Gayaza road.

She will then be laid to rest in her ancestral home in Butalejja District in Eastern Uganda on Saturday afternoon.

Dr. Mungherera will especially be remembered for her vocal advocacy for better health care delivery.

In an interview with ChimpReports last year, she had attributed the gaps in the health sector to the bureaucracies involved in the chain of service delivery.

Before her demise, she had served in Uganda’s health sector for over 3 decades. In 2015, she retired from civil service where she had served for 31 years majorly at Mulago hospital and Butabika National Referral Hospital.

She was President of the Uganda Medical Association for 15 years and later became President of the World Medical Association for one year, becoming the first African to head the organization.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on Sunday tweeted; “The death of Dr Margaret Mungherera is a great loss to Uganda and the global medical profession. She served humanity with dedication. RIP.”

The Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. Patrick Mbonye in a statement paid tribute to Dr. Mungherera for her “selfless service in the health sector”.

“Her contribution and passionate advocacy towards the welfare of both medical workers and patients is well recognized by the whole country,” Dr. Mbonye added.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng described the deceased as “a noble lady in the medical profession”.

The death of Dr. Mungherera comes at a time when Uganda is challenged with inability to deal with the cancer scourge which has claimed many lives.

The only radiotherapy machine at the main public hospital, Mulago has been broken for a year now as construction of the new bunker to house it is ongoing.

Majority of Ugandans can’t afford or even access treatment for cancers and only a few privileged can still afford treatment in private facilities in and outside the country.


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