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Three mentally disabled women test HIV+ve daily in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Atleast 3 women with mental disabilities are reportedly infected in Gulu District daily with HIV. The prevalence of the HIV in the District is at 14 percent, with 27,000 tested persons living with the infections, according to the report by the Gulu District Health Department. …

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Alcohol, drug abuse fueling mental health illness in Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mental Health Uganda (MHU) is concerned about the rampant cases of mental illness in the country resulting from alcohol and drug abuse.  Mental Health Uganda is an advocacy organization for people that use mental health services. Derrick Kiiza, the Executive Director of Mental Health Uganda …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshsa, DRC |  XINHUA |  The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday officially declared the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak, which killed six people in its eastern province of North Kivu. Since the outbreak declared on February 7, 2021, a total of 12 cases have been reported, …

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Kawolo hospital private wing attracts high number of clients

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The newly established private wing of Kawolo General Hospital in Buikwe district is overwhelmed by the high number of clients especially in the Outpatient Department-OPD. The private wing was established two years ago after the government constructed a private outpatient department with a ten-bed self-contained …

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Gov’t develops training, assessment manuals for herbalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) has unveiled assessment and training packages for herbalists as part of the efforts to formalize their training and processors of herbal medicines. The National Drug Authority-NDA and Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI) developed the training package that falls under …

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Entebbe hospital runs out of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital has run short of COVID-19 vaccine doses.  Already 3,720 people have received their first dose at the hospital. The vaccination exercise runs from 8am to 5pm every weekday. However, on Friday, the centre closed at 2pm because there were less than …

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