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More men embrace circumcision in Uganda’s fight against HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  An increasing number of men are opting for medical circumcision as Uganda works toward completely eradicating the AIDS disease by 2030, the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) has disclosed. Uganda adopted a comprehensive approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with medical circumcision being among the …

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Data input delays distribution of mosquito nets in Luwero

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health authorities in Luwero District have had to postpone the distribution of mosquito nets until further notice after sub-county officials failed to enter data into a digital platform they were provided. The distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs)was announced in July as part of …

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Researcher targets malaria mosquito

Abdoulaye Diabaté and his team are betting on gene technology, along with a clutch of brand-new vaccines to help the world end malaria for good SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | On a busy morning in the Nagrin district of Ouagadougou. Balkissa Wangrawa, a Burkinabe community-based health volunteer, keenly scouts through …

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Karamoja region receives vital livestock vaccination against transboundary diseases

Moroto, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In a collaborative effort between the Ugandan Government, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Moroto District Local Government, CARITAS, and VSF Belgium, thousands of livestock in the Karamoja region received essential vaccinations to combat transboundary animal diseases. Transboundary Animal Diseases …

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Mulago, Stanbic move to aid busy working-class individuals   

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Cancer Institute will introduce a ‘Cancer screening programme for corporate individuals who find it difficult to spare time for regular health checks. Mulago’s pledge for the new initiative follows engagements during last week’s International Breast Cancer Awareness Day, with Stanbic Bank …

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