Sunday , September 15 2019


health news

Breakthrough as NARO develops anti-tick vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO have made a breakthrough in developing an anti-tick vaccine which is expected to give a long-lasting solution to the tick problem affecting farmers. According to NARO’s Director-General Dr Ambrose Agona, the new vaccine has been developed by a …

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Former rugby captain reveals he has HIV

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive. In a documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, the 45-year-old, who came out as gay in 2009, explains how in 2018 he felt like …

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Kenya rolls out world’s first malaria vaccine

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine — RTS,S — …

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Fake pneumonia drug on sale

WHO warns of falsified Augmentin | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that fake versions of the antibiotic Augmentin have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya. The genuine drug is sold by GlaxoSmithKline but the packaging of the falsified drugs says it is manufactured by SmithKline …

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USAID boosts Ebola fight with UGX 5.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has boosted Uganda’s Ebola efforts with a donation of 5.5 Billion shillings. The committed funds will be spent in supporting the Ministry of Health conduct surveillance at its border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Patricia Rader, …

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