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Construction of OPD at Katabi health centre III resumes

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The construction of an Outpatients Department at Katabi Health Centre III in Entebbe municipality has resumed.  Entebbe Municipal contracted Skylight General Services Ltd to construct the OPD at 200 Million Shillings.      Construction of the OPD was halted last month after the municipal council …

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World Malaria Day

WHO to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025 | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahead of World Malaria Day, marked annually on April 25, the World health Organisation (WHO) launched new initiative on April 23 aiming to halt transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025. Of …

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COVID-19: Uganda discontinues Vitamin C usage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Health Ministry has discontinued the use of Vitamin C in the management of COVID-19 citing the high toxic levels associated with the drug. Vitamin C, alias ascorbic acid, is a chewable or dissolvable tablet or intravenous drug that supplements the uptake of nutrients in the …

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Assault victims unhappy over slow pace of court case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Two victims who were last year assaulted in Gulu have expressed concern about the delays by the court to hear their case.  Lillian Nabaggala Maximillian aged 30 and Shamsa Kayoya, 25, all residents of Kampala were assaulted on the night of December 28th, 2020 at …

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Health ministry optimistic on maternal health survey results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is anticipating to register a significant improvement in maternal health come the Uganda demographic health survey expected to take place later this year. In the previous survey conducted in 2016, Uganda registered improvement in maternal health with reduced mortality at 336 per …

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MOH considers vaccinating under 18 students at health institutes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ministry of Health is considering vaccinating students aged 18 and below at health training institutions against COVID-19 to control the spread of the virus. According to the Health Ministry, health institutions are turning out to be COVID-19 cluster centers.   The manufacturers of the vaccine and …

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