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Bridging the Vaccine Gap in Nigeria With AI

Nigeria has the highest number of unvaccinated children in Africa. Now, a novel AI-driven vaccination programme is showing the way to boosting vaccine uptake by up to 90%. SPECIAL FEATURE | BIRD AGENCY | Mariam Haruna has been struggling to keep up with her six-month-old baby’s vaccination appointments at the …

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A month after returning to work, senior doctors to strike again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior House Officers (SHOs), also known as senior medical doctors undergoing postgraduate training at regional and national referral hospitals, have announced their intention to resume a strike over non-payment of their remuneration by the government. The doctors had previously gone on strike in March …

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Samples from Buwenge man test negative for Ebola

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Laboratory tests for the suspected Ebola case in Jinja district turned out negative for both Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday. According to the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the samples taken from the late Anthony Mutebe, …

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Man dies of Ebola like symptoms in Buwenge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was tension in Mukwanga zone in Buwenge town council in Jinja district on Friday when 48-year-old Anthony Mutebe, exhibited Ebola-like symptoms before collapsing and dying in a trading center. Mutebe’s body, which had blood spills in his eyes, mouth, nose, and ears, was left …

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Arua hospital medics alarmed by high acute malnutrition cases

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Arua Regional Referral hospital are concerned about increasing cases of acute malnutrition among children. Acute malnutrition is a form of under nutrition caused by a decrease in food consumption or illness that results in sudden weight loss. Often children with acute malnutrition …

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All set for World Veterinary Day in Amolatar

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Week-long activities to mark World Veterinary Day 2023 in Uganda climax today in Amolatar district. Close to 50,000 animals and pets have already been vaccinated in surrounding districts as the Northern Uganda Veterinary Association (NUVA) hosts veteranians and stake holders like National drug Authority, …

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Crisis of men dying

The silent reason shortening the life spans of fathers, husbands, brothers and sons Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | For years, the conventional wisdom has been that a lack of sex-specific health research mainly hurts women and gender minorities. While those concerns are real, a closer look at longevity data tells a …

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