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Gulu registers over 3,000 cases of mental illness in nine months

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district has registered 3,484 cases of mental illness in the last nine months. The statistics from the district health department were recorded between July 2021 and March 2022 from the different health facilities. According to the statistics, Awach sub county registered the highest number …

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To eat or not eat breakfast

Is it really the most important meal of the day? HEALTH | AGENCIES | Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, but is skipping this morning meal really detrimental to health? Breakfast literally means “to break the fast.” It is the first meal of the …

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Canada confirms 235 cases of monkeypox

Ottawa, Canada | Xinhua |  The Public Health Agency of Canada on Monday confirmed a total of 235 cases of monkeypox in the country as of June 24. In a statement, the health agency provided an update on the confirmed cases, including two cases from British Columbia, four from Alberta, …

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Antimicrobial resistance

Lack of diagnostic facilities escalates the problem Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The problem of antimicrobial resistance in infectious agents has been rising, and there is global concern that in the absence of interventions to reverse these trends, the means to treat infectious diseases will be limited and out of …

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WHO: Monkeypox not yet a global public health emergency

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The monkeypox outbreak does not currently constitute a global public health concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, although the agency called for intense response efforts to control further spread. The rare viral disease, occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and …

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Africa CDC warns spike in monkeypox cases

Monkeypox has emerged as the most prevalent orthopoxvirus infection in humans Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) warned monkeypox cases are increasing across the African continent. Ahmed Ogwell, acting director of Africa CDC, while addressing journalists in his period briefing on Thursday, said …

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