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MPs to summon NMS over persistent drug stock outs

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on Health has resolved to summon National Medical Stores over persistent drug stockouts in government health centers. This follows appeals to the committee from Luwero and Mpigi district leaders over drug stockouts in health centers due to failure by NMS to …

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Gates Foundation joins search for new nagana medicine

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | A new initiative has been launched to find treatment for African animal trypanosomiasis or nagana in Africa. The disease, estimated to be killing as many as three million cattle in Africa, annually is one of the neglected animal diseases because little attention has been …

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GAL yet to complete DNA tests in Roswell Hospital case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) is yet to complete DNA tests to establish the paternity of a four-month-old baby, who was allegedly detained by Roswell Women and Children’s Hospital due to unpaid medical bills, as revealed during a High Court hearing on Tuesday. Results …

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Gold standard of healthcare

A far-flung maternal healthcare facility shows how it is done BIRD STORY | Michael Sarpong Mfum | Ghana’s Sunyani West Municipality, a rural community mostly made up of farmers tucked away in the east of the country, is hardly a candidate for top quality healthcare. But over the past five years, the …

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The unexpected toll of traffic accidents

When undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during a crash or accident, you’re often immobile Kampala, Uganda | HENRY DDUNGU | High rates of road accidents are a devastatingly common issue across Africa which records the highest number of road traffic incidents in the world, every year. The WHO has ranked Uganda …

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NEBBI: Livestock disease kills 14,000 goats

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nebbi district veterinary department is struggling to contain an outbreak of the Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), a disease which is highly fatal in cattle and other hoofed animals. At least 14,650 goats have died and 53,397 goats have been infected following the outbreak of …

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Ugandan doctors recognized for excellence in cancer care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has honored two experts in cancer treatment for winning the International Award of Excellence in cancer care in South Korea. The awards were given by the Lee Jong-Wook Fellowship which is run by Yonsei University. Dr. Martin Origa a Gynecologist …

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UNBS tasks butchers to improve quality of meat sold

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has moved to enhance the quality of meat sold on the Ugandan market, setting various standard operating measures for butchers. This after a tour of butchers shops in different places revealed the poor hygienic conditions of …

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