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Makerere in post-discharge malaria prevention study

Makerere University has partnered with Masaka, Hoima and Jinja hospitals to conduct a Post Dicharge Malaria Prevention Study following the increased number of children who die of aneamia related-severe malaria within six months after being discharged from hospitals. According to researchers, among what they will be looking for is why …

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HEALTH: Bird flu threat

Experts say worst is over – possibly The good news announcement from the Ministry of Health came on Monday Jan. 30: the strain of avian influenza that was recently responsible for the death of many migrating wild birds in Uganda is possibly not likely to cause so-called `bird flu’ disease …

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RWANDA: Swelling feet disease

Podoconiosis: A neglected tropical disease causing havoc in Rwanda rural areas A group of 25 people sit, their eyes downcast, on the verdant freshly mowed field at a churchyard in Musanze town. The sky above is thick with dark clouds, promising rains. It’s a perfect morning to be in their …

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VIDEO: Margaret Mungherera, 59 loses battle to cancer

VIDEO: Dr. Margaret Mungherera, 59, has died after losing her battle against cancer. She was receiving treatment in India when she succumbed to the illness, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday. Margaret Mungherera was a senior consultant psychiatrist and medical administrator in Uganda. She served before as the president of …

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HEALTH: Modern medicine’s loss

Every day, doctors, nurses and other health professionals are presented with situations that demand empathy and compassion. Whether telling a 40-year-old man with cancer he doesn’t have long to live, or comforting an elderly woman who is feeling anxious, the health professional needs to be skilled in understanding what the …

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Green health for Kampala

Researchers recommend fighting Non-communicable Diseases with jogging, playing, relaxing in public parks Researchers who recently published a study on public parks in Kampala now want the city authorities to remove encroachers and create new spaces for residents to use for exercise, recreation, and relaxation. David Ouma Balikowa, who was the …

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VIDEO: Uganda re-assures on Bird Flu

VIDEO: Uganda has moved to restore confidence in poultry products by revealing that the deadly bird flu virus is yet to affect domestic birds. This follows claims that several Ugandans were avoiding the consumption of poultry products as a precaution against contracting the disease. The minister of Agriculture, fisheries and …

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