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Promoting brain health

Staying married to one person for many years may help Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | People who stayed married to one person for many years in mid-life had a lower risk of developing dementia in old age, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Aging and Health. “Being …

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Worsening cases of cancer

Health ministry says no money for treatment, urges prevention Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Cancer has become one of the major public health problems in Uganda with 34,008 new cases recorded in 2020 and over 22,000 deaths. Dr Jackson Orem the Executive Director, of Uganda Cancer Institute, revealed this at the …

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Disability inclusion in inter-generational dialogues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights is a necessity for every young person regardless of their abilities, however, there are challenges to ensuring that this works out in Uganda.  For instance, the Uganda demographic health survey(2016) indicates a 28% unmet family planning need and …

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Lira hospital gets first microbiology laboratory

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received its first microbiology laboratory and equipment to support the investigation of bacterial infections particularly those that have shown resistance to common antibiotics. The hospital which receives over 1,000 outPatient attendances and 100 admissions on a daily basis has been …

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No blinking in fight against trachoma

After delivering a billion doses to fight the bacterial disease, Pfizer offers 3 lessons Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Imagine an infection that causes your eyelids to turn inward, so that your lashes intended to protect your eyes scrape against the sensitive outer surface of your eye every time you blink. …

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