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Auntie Vivian’s mercy

By Ronald Musoke Wakisa Ministries gives unwanted teenage mothers a home Behind the high walls of a spacious house at Bakuli, a suburb about 5km west of Kampala city centre is Wakisa Ministries— Uganda’s only teenage pregnancy crisis centre. The 27 girls we found here when we visited should normally …

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Drug resistance growing

By Flavia Nassaka Experts blame self-prescription, partial treatment In July when Northern Uganda was hit by unusual malaria, thousands were hospitalized and some died. The malaria was severe and caused convulsions even in adults. The malaria parasites were able to survive and multiply despite the administration and absorption of drugs …

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Regular medical checkup

By Flavia Nassaka Tests you should think twice before taking Periodic medical checkup has become common and most doctors you visit recommend doing the so-called wellness tests. Basically, this check up involves visiting a doctor even when you have no symptoms of any disease.- Dr. Simon Peter Eyoku, a senior …

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Innovations in HIV care

By Agencies One stop health care model transforms treatment Providing HIV care at local health clinics in South Africa has led to a massive increase in the number of people there receiving vital HIV treatment, according to research. Indeed, the number of patients receiving HIV therapy in these clinics soared …

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No healthcare for the poor

By Flavia Nassaka Public health facilities are wretched and private care, insurance, are unaffordable Edward Mubiru sits in the waiting area at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) located in Namuwongo, a suburb of Kampala. He continuously scrolls through his smart phone while his 50-year old mother is inside being reviewed by …

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