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NDA recalls sexual arousing M-Magix coffee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority has recalled M-Magix Coffee after test results revealed that the beverage is adulterated. According to the drug authority, the beverage which is sold as a sexual arousing drink for men was found to be laced with Sildenafil citrate, a drug used …

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Development partners call for increased funding to health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health development partners have called on government to prioritise funding to the health sector. The partners who include international organizations like World Health Organisation, UNHCR, Centre for Disease Control, SIDA, KOICA, USAID, World Food Programme and UNCIEF made this call while meeting the Parliamentary Committee …

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Women decry limited maternal child health services in Rwampara

Rwampara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mothers in Rwampara district are demanding adequate maternal health services. According to the Rwampara District Health Officer Allan Twesigomwe, women can access maternal health services from five health centres in the entire district, contrary to the policy of accessing the service from all health centres …

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Gov’t considers digital tracking system for HIV patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Aids Commission is mooting for a centralized digital tracking system for persons enrolled on Anti-Retroviral Therapy-ART, to ensure effective management of HIV. The central tracking system which is under development will give each HIV patient a unique identifying code, from which they can …

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Lifesaving benefits of ‘edutainment’

Caption: The MTV Shuga “Down South” series was broadcast on TV in South Africa in 2017 and 2019. UN-backed show highlights excites researchers | THE INDEPENDENT | Young people in South Africa changed their attitudes significantly and adopted safer sexual behaviour, after watching a TV show called Down South – …

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Mix-and-match COVID vaccines

Combining two different COVID-19 vaccines provides protection on par with that of mRNA vaccines — including protection against the Delta variant | EWEN CALLAWAY | Study after study has shown that people who receive two different COVID-19 vaccines generate potent immune responses, with side effects no worse than those caused …

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