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Malaria, HIV funding

By Flavia Nassaka Global Fund CCM says there’s low absorption, Ministry says all is well On Feb.01, the Ministry of Health released yet another statement on malaria outbreak in Northern Uganda saying the number of people testing positive for severe malaria was increasing again.  According to the statement, malaria had …

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Ugandans shouldn’t fear Zika virus

By Flavia Nassaka The Zika strain spreading in America is of Asian origin Ziika forest reserve along the Kampala-Entebbe Highway has until recently been relatively unknown. But Gerald Mukisa, a guide at the forest says that is quickly changing since it was revealed that the Zika virus behind the outbreak …

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More young people dying of HIV

By Flavia Nassaka Experts say better targeted messages can cause behaviour change On December 23, when most people were preparing to celebrate Christmas, Teopista Mbabazi, was in agony.  The 42-year woman was burying her only daughter. She was only 17-years old and had died of AIDS.She told The Independent that …

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New boss inherits confusion at NDA

By Flavia Nassaka The National Drug Authority (NDA) has a new executive director; Donna Asiimwe Kusemererwa.  A pharmacist and former director at Joint Medical Stores, she appears keenly aware that she must have rebuilding the image of the authority high on her agenda. Two days before she officially reported at …

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Hepatitis B

By Flavia Nassaka Doctors say is ten times more deadly than HIV Kenneth Kabagambe, a university graduate, only got to learn about hepatitis B, when a colleague succumbed to the infection.  “The way he was buried scared me. They didn’t allow anybody to get close to the body just as …

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