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Joint Clinical Research Centre Opens In Mbale

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th February 2002 03:00 AM

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) on Saturday opened its first up-county branch in Mbale.

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) on Saturday opened its first up-county branch in Mbale.

By Nathan Etengu The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) on Saturday opened its first up-county branch in Mbale. The centre will provide services to help HIV/AIDS patients in the eastern region. It was opened at Mbale hospital’s outpatients’ department. It will carry out research, counselling and provide anti-retroviral drugs to HIV/AIDS patients. The function was presided over by the state minister for primary health care, Dr. Beatrice Wabudeya, who represented health minister Brigadier Jim Muhwezi. in a speech read by Wabudeya, Muhwezi said the country was realising the fruits of hard work. He said his ministry had played a major role in fighting HIV/AIDS. Muhwezi said combined efforts had resulted into a drastic fall in the new HIV/AIDS cases in Uganda. “We shall implement the programme countrywide. We shall also offer free anti-retroviral drugs to prevent mother to child AIDS infection,” he said. The JCRC director, Dr. Jackson Mugyenyi, said not all people infected with HIV/AIDS require to be treated with anti-retroviral drugs. Ends

Joint Clinical Research Centre Opens In Mbale

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