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Malaria cases, deaths on the rise – Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of malaria cases and deaths are on the rise according to the annual health sector performance review report for 2019/2020. The reports shows that the disease was the main reason people sought care at hospitals. According to the ministry of health, since last …

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93 test positive for COVID-19 in Teso

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ninety-three people have tested positive to COVID-19 in Teso Sub Region. This is after they were subjected to a mandatory test as a condition to attend President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign rallies in the region. President Museveni started his campaigns in the area on Saturday by …

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Access to health centers in Gulu hindered by poor roads

Gulu , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Amalaac and Te Got Atoo in Acut Omer village Kal Umu Parish, Paicho Sub County in Gulu district are struggling to access health services due to the poor state of the roads. Last month, fast-flowing rainwater washed away a bridge on Amalaac …

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Africa CDC launches campaign to increase face mask use

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has launched a week-long campaign for popularizing the use of face masks. Dubbed AfricaMaskWeek, the campaign in which different media platforms will be used to showcase how proper face mask use ought to be worn …

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