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Uganda stalking China, Korea for epidemiologists training

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has embarked on a donor hunting expedition to guarantee future training of the experts who deal with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health. These are very vital in tackling emerging and re-emerging diseases, yet very costly …

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Bisaka’s body preserved for future viewing

Kagadi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The body of the late Desteo Owobusobozi Bisaka, the Founder of Faith of Unity has been embalmed and kept for future viewing by his followers. The body has been kept in Bisaka’s house in Kapyeemi cell in Muhorro town Council in Kagadi district. Embalming is …

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WHO publishes new essential diagnostics list

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has in addition to making fresh recommendations for COVID-19 tests expanded the suite of tests for infectious and non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes. They have also introduced a new section on endocrinology which is important for reproductive and women’s …

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Umukuka succumbed to Covid-19-Doctor

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The late Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural Leader, Umukuka II Bob Kipiro Mushikori succumbed to Covid-19.  This was revealed by the Health Minister and Mushikor’s doctor Dr Dominic Wabuloko. Mushikori died at the beginning of this month at his home in senior quarters in Mbale City.  …

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Crocodiles “delay burial” of lake victoria accident bodies

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Menacing crocodiles have hampered the search for the last body of the seven victims who drowned in a boat mishap in Kalangala last week because a stricty observed custom among the fishing community prohibits the burial of some victims until all bodies are retrieved. Veronica …

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Principal judge roots for pay rise for police scientists

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Principal Judge, Flavian Zeija, has cautioned that Uganda Police risks losing its scientists if they don’t increase their salaries. Zeija, who was the chief guest at the commissioning of the Directorate of Forensic Science at Naguru police headquarters, on Thursday, said that as police advance …

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