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99% using new HIV drug without knowing what they are taking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV activists are blaming government for not giving people living with HIV information regarding the new Anti-Retroviral Therapies (ARVs) yet the country has adopted a human rights approach as a key tool in their HIV response as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In a …

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FGM is between life and death- A survivor’s story

Amudat, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Tegla Chepolukuma was 13-years- old when her friends advised her to go for Female Genital cutting alias Female Genital Mutilation. She recalls how her peers kept counting the days to the D– day. “When that day reached I remember it was on Wednesday, my grandmother arrived …

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Outside cleric barred from accessing prisons due to COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |Clerics from outside will not be allowed inside Uganda Prison facilities to celebrate mass with inmates this Christmas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda Prison Spokesperson,  Frank Baine has revealed. According to Baine, allowing religious gatherings will lead to people converging and increase the chances …

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Kakingol health staff share water with wild animals

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of clean water at Kakingol health III in Moroto district has worsened. Currently, health workers are asking patients and expectant mothers to fetch water from the river bed for use at the health center before they are attended to. URN visited Kakingol health center …

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Dozens turned away from Entebbe airport over the weekend

  Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Close to 50 people who traveled to meet or see off travelers at Entebbe International Airport over the weekend were turned away. It followed a statement issued by Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA on Saturday indicating only three people including the air bound passenger will …

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