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It comes as no surprise that health facilities in Uganda are in a sorry state, medicines are not in hospitals, doctors are complaining and need a bare minimum of salary to sustain their livelihoods and some districts like Kalangala do not have fulltime doctors. And all this while, the technocrats at the Ministry of Health, steal a little.

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Victor R. Fuchs is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. professor of economics and of health research and policy, emeritus, at Stanford University. He is also a Stanford Institute for International Studies (SIIS) senior fellow and a core faculty member with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR). He has written extensively on the cost of medical care and on determinants of health, with an emphasis on the role of socioeconomic factors and physician behavior.

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Karen Davis is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.

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J. Paul Leight is a professor of public health sciences at UC Davis. He studies econometrics and health and labor economics. He has extensive background is in statistics, forecasting, microeconomics, macroeconomics and health services administration. Before coming to UC Davis, he served as a professor of economics at San Jose State University and as a senior health economist at Stanford University Medical Center. He has also served as an associate professor of preventive medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Leight received his B.A. from the University of Oregon B.A.

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