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Attorney General to re-table narcotic drugs bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has guided the Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, to re-introduce the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill, 2016, following its annulment by the Constitutional Court on 05 May 2023 due to lack of quorum. “Since the bill is …

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Uganda Cancer Institute acquires ultra-modern equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cancer Institute-UCI has acquired five new cancer treatment machines, a measure expected to tackle patient queues at the facility. The newly acquired equipment includes four radiotherapy machines and one Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) scan with a CT scan. The SPECT …

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HIV/AIDS infections in border districts worry MPs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters has prayed for government intervention to curb the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tororo and Busia. During the committee’s oversight visit to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS amongst the populations with emphasis to …

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WHO asks countries to halve Anemia Prevalence by 2030

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its first-ever comprehensive framework on reducing anemia calling on countries to accelerate action to halve anemia prevalence in women of reproductive age by 2025. Anemia remains a serious global public health problem, affecting 571 million women and 269 …

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Circulating flu-like illness not COVID-19 related – MoH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there is an ongoing wave of a viral influenza or flu illness circulating within the population. Refuting claims made on social media and several media reports that people are being hospitalized with a strange flu-like illness, Dr Henry …

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