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Intensify mental health care in villages – Experts

More services around mental health should be extended in all government health facilities Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mental health experts say that many people in the rural communities are still suffering with issues of depression, anxiety, loneliness, trauma among others. As such, the experts now want services of mental health …

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Toxic fruits and vegetables flood the markets

Heavy pesticide use on fruits and vegetables is leaving behind heavy residues hence poisoning consumers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are consuming fruits and vegetables heavily contaminated with pesticides, says a senior agriculture officer in charge of food security at the agriculture ministry. Heavy pesticide use on fruits and vegetables …

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Rise in ectopic pregnancies, ovarian cysts worries medics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women of reproductive age are facing increasing threats of ectopic pregnancies and ovarian cysts amid very little awareness and information about the two medical conditions. Doctors have explained that an ectopic pregnancy also known as tubal pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants in an area …

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JMS donates medical equipment to kilembe mines hospital

Kasese , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Joint Medical Stores -JMS has donated an oxygen concentrator and a fetal doppler to Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese Municipality in an effort to improve health services at the facility. A fetal doppler monitors a baby when still in the mothers’ uterus. The hospital …

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Coffee or not?

Heart symptoms may influence your response | THE INDEPENDENT | The unmistakable taste and smell of coffee — not to mention its ability to perk people up in the morning — have made it one of the world’s most popular beverages. Better still, observational studies indicate that coffee may protect …

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Midwives lives matter

New report show challenges they face to prevent maternal and newborn deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Majority of maternal and newborn deaths in Uganda are due to preventable causes that can be significantly reduced by access to midwifery care during pregnancy, at birth, and after birth, particularly the …

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5,000 police officers in Kampala dodge Covid-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 5,000 police officers in the Kampala Metropolitan area have dodged the covid-19 vaccination.  In March, the police launched the Covid-19 vaccination of its personnel at an event that was presided over by Chief of Joint Security –CJS Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba at Naguru …

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