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US renews AIDS relief support to Uganda

PEPFAR has invested more than $4 billion in Uganda alone, and more than $90 billion worldwide, over the past 18 years to save more than 19 million lives. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDNENT |  A record 18th U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operation Plan for Uganda has …

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More than 500 newborn deaths registered in Gulu

  Newborn deaths in the country stand at 43 children per 1,000 live births Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health authorities in Gulu district have raised concern over the high number of perinatal deaths commonly known as stillbirths over the past twelve months. A stillbirth is the birth of an infant …

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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine supply crunch

It adds to risk of COVID-19 resurgence With Africa-bound COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India delayed for the foreseeable future, slow vaccine rollouts and new variants making inroads, the risk of a new wave of infections in Africa remains high. Delays and shortages of vaccine supplies are …

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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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