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NEW YEAR: Bars turn away revellers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bars and restaurants operating in Ntinda, Kamwokya and Kololo on Thursday turned away revellers who wanted usher in the new year. As early as 9:00 pm, streets that would normally experience an increase in traffic as revellers partied, welcoming the new year were deserted. …

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People living with HIV face starvation in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,000 people living with HIV in Pabbo Town Council in Amuru District are facing severe starvation.  The patients are enrolled under Pabbo Health Centre III; St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor and The Aids Support Organization – TASO in Gulu City for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). The …

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Diabetes among TB patients on the rise-Medics

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of Tuberculosis patients diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes is one the increase.  According to the Ministry of Health, Diabetes Mellitus also referred to as Type 2 diabetes, is on the rise, with numbers surpassing HIV and TB infection rates.  A study carried out …

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Medics want COVID-19 screening protocol revised

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Medical workers are calling for the revision of the screening protocol for COVID-19. They want the health ministry to remove screening for temperature. According to the medics, high temperature should not be the most relied upon symptom of COVID-19 because the majority of COIVD-19 positive …

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