Thursday , November 21 2019


health news

45% percent of people suffer silent heart attacks-Expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The death of Uganda Human Rights Commission- UHRC chairperson Med Kaggwa on Wednesday morning from Hypertension has left the public wondering what could have caused his abrupt death. Dr William Manyilirah, a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon says such a condition happens when coronary …

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Drones to deliver blood supplies to hospitals by March, 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Some hospitals in Kampala will have their blood supplies delivered by drones by March 2020, thanks to a government nod to an initiative by Ugandan German innovator John Goslino.   Goslino’s blood connect project secured government approval through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Although …

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Marie stopes ordered to recall 4 Million life guard condoms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Marie Stopes Uganda, a Non-Government Organisation that offers reproductive health services, has been asked to recall two batches of Life Guard condoms on the Ugandan market following complaints from customers. Marie Stopes are the sole distributors of the condoms in Uganda.   According to a letter …

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New strain of HIV discovered

Keeping Global Health Community a Step Ahead of the virus | THE INDEPENDENT | Abbott announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1. The findings, published Nov.06 in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency …

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Gov’t probes cases of severe reaction to measles/rubella vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is investigating three cases of adverse immunization reactions following the recent Measles/Rubella immunization campaign. The cases, all from the same family, were immunized at a community vaccination post located in Kalagi.   But one of them passed away yesterday at the pediatric …

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MINISTER ACENG: Vaccines are safe, no fatalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has come out to reassure the nation that social media stories that there have been fatalities during the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunization campaign, are false. “The MR vaccine is safe and effective and does not have any fatal …

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Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The fight for safe abortions is an uphill struggle with half of all terminations worldwide still conducted in risky conditions, pro-choice advocates told a major women’s health conference in Nairobi. Despite gains in many countries, there are huge barriers in poorer parts of the world, they …

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