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Experts cautious as activists push for access to abortion drug

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Activists are calling for easing of restrictions on dispensing abortion drug mifepristone, as the world commemorates international safe abortion day. The day is marked on September 28, every year to remind the world of women’s right to access safe and legal abortion. It is based …

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Experts report drop in detection of drug resistant TB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have called for a new survey to determine the current prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis with information got at hospital level showing low detection of the disease and enrollment into care. Dr Susan Adakun, the head of the TB unit in Mulago National …

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50 districts receive UGX 1.8B for COVID-19 fight

Nakaseke, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has released 1.8 Billion Shillings to 50 districts to boost the fight against the COVID- 19 pandemic. Uganda has so far registered 5,380 cases and 60 deaths of COVID 19 pandemic.  However, several districts are struggling to trace contacts, manage patients …

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