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Uganda Shows Progress in NTD Control

Renews Commitment at World NTD Day Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is making significant progress in its fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of chronic conditions that affect millions of people in the developing world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), NTDs are caused by a …

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Lung cancer re-emerges as biggest threat worldwide

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that lung cancer remains the most commonly occurring cancer worldwide. It has 2.5 million new cases, accounting for 12.4% of the total 20 million new cases. Experts attribute this to the persistent use …

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Rwanda steps up cancer screenings on World Cancer Day

KIGALI, RWANDA | Xinhua | Rwanda marked World Cancer Day on Sunday with a variety of activities, including cancer screenings and raising awareness about cancer prevention among the population. In the capital of Kigali, hundreds of residents took part in a cancer awareness walk, while cervical cancer screening and breast …

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Dealing with cancer disease in underserved communities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the world of healthcare, insurance plays a major role in ensuring that individuals have access to quality medical services when they need them the most. Within this area, the fight against cancer stands as one of the most significant battles, requiring …

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Botswana adopts injectable drug for HIV treatment

GABORONE, BOTSWANA | Xinhua | Botswana has adopted the use of long-acting antiretroviral injectables for HIV treatment, the country’s Health Minister Edwin Dikoloti announced Thursday. “We have, as a country, embraced a transformative leap in HIV care through the adoption of Long-Acting Antiretroviral Injectables, specifically Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine,” said the …

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Mulago ordered to pay Sh50 million for missing baby

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Division of the High Court has ordered Mulago Hospital to pay sh50 Million to a 47-year-old woman as compensation for psychological torture and trauma she suffered when she lost her baby. In his ruling, Justice Phillip Odoki observed that the failure of …

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