Thursday , May 24 2018


health news

Private lab tests in Uganda are costly

But recent research by experts shows price doesn’t equal quality Kapala, Uganda | TIMOTHY AMUKELE | Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Clinical Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University Laboratory tests are the backbone of clinical care. They are used to screen patients, to diagnose diseases …

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Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF

Mbandaka, DR Congo | AFP | Three people with Ebola fled a hospital in DR Congo, two of whom died after returning home, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday. “Between Sunday May 20 and Tuesday May 22, three patients voluntarily left the isolation unit at Wangata hospital” in Mbandaka, …

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Bushmeat loses its appeal as Congo city fights Ebola

Mbandaka, DR Congo | AFP | In the city of Mbandaka, “bushmeat” is a cheap, time-honoured form of food — monkeys, bats, antelopes, crocodiles and other species caught in the wild. But local bushmeat hawkers say sales have slumped since an outbreak of Ebola was declared in the northwest of …

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12 die of cholera in NE Nigeria: official

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Twelve people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, the health commissioner said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the region. The outbreak has infected 142 people in Mubi district since Sunday, Ahmad Sajo told AFP. “We have recorded …

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Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said. Congolese authorities declared the outbreak in the northwest region near Congo-Brazzaville on May 8, and three have …

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New HIV drug a game changer?

TLD to be available in July but experts warn of sustainability of supply and lack of sensitization Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Starting in July, HIV/AIDs patients picking their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drug refills might notice a difference; they might be given prescriptions of one pill a day instead of …

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