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MTN Uganda Foundation commissions sick bay at Kashaka Girls Sec School

Mbarara, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | MTN Uganda Foundation, through its initiative dubbed Access to Health Care, has commissioned a fully equipped sick bay at the government-aided Kashaka Girls Secondary School in Mbarara District in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day. The Foundation donated Shs86 million towards completing and equipping …

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Gov’t asked to digitalize provision of HIV/AIDS services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations advocating for the rights of people living with HIV have urged the government to embrace technologies that could help improve access to Antiretroviral Therapies for people living with HIV. While 90 percent of the 1.3 million adult Ugandans living with HIV are …

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Women’s use of contraceptives

Experts worried that there hasn’t been progress in over 2 years Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The prevalence of modern contraceptive use among women of reproductive age has been on the rise in the past years but experts are worried that it is not making progress. According to results from the …

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Are the eyes the windows to our health?

Sighting dementia, MS, and diabetes Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The eyes have long been called the “windows to the soul,” and increasingly, evidence is suggesting that they might be also windows to both the brain and body. Several health conditions can be detected by examination of the eyes, among …

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Ministry of health launches HIV self test kit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched a new HIV blood self-testing kit, which has been piloted and found effective for use among university students. The Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, says that the test kit dubbed “Check Now” was developed by global medical device company …

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Does sex provide health benefits?

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Sex may give a boost to certain aspects of people’s well-being and physical health, some research suggests. However, several studies on the subject are now outdated, and not all potential benefits apply to everyone. Scientific research has highlighted several possible benefits besides procreation that come with …

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Africa CDC gets new heads

Dr Jean Kaseya’s Challenge: Advancing Public Health in ‘Post-COVID’ Era Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Nine months after John Nkengasong left Africa CDC to head PEPFAR, the African Union has now elected a Director General for the continent’s leading public health institution who has the task of finding new ways to …

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