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Putting bat meat on the table

Hunt for Ebola in the Rwenzori mountains turns into discussion of nutrition, love, and sex The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a five-year project known as the “Strategies to Prevent Spillover” in seven priority African and Asian countries whose aim is to strengthen their capacities to identity, …

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WHO calls for robust measures to tame Africa’s soaring cancer fatalities

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sub-Saharan African countries should come up with targeted interventions like enhanced surveillance, timely diagnosis, treatment and care in order to tame the rising fatalities linked to cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday during World Cancer Day. Cancer is straining the continent’s public health infrastructure besides …

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NDA closes down 70 shops, Impounds drugs worth UGX40 million

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority – NDA has closed 70 drug outlets and impounded 140 boxes of drugs worth 40 million shillings during a seven day compliance enforcement operation in the seven districts of Rwenzori region. The operation, according to the Authority, targeted drug outlets that …

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Why back-to-school medical examinations?

Experts reveal how Back-to-School medical exams are degenerating into money-making racket   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  As suppliers of school materials are busy raking in money from shoppers in last-minute shopping for children who return to school on Monday, health workers have also found themselves ‘drafted’ into the cash …

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WHO launches new roadmap to tackle breast cancer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new Global Breast Cancer Initiative Framework on Friday providing a roadmap to attain the target to save 2.5 million lives from breast cancer by 2040. The new Framework launched ahead of the World Cancer Day campaign recommends that …

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Private health facilities asked to conduct self-assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked providers in the private sector to periodically do a self-audit to see whether their performance is up to the standards. In a circular sent out to hospital directors and in-charges across the country on Thursday, Dr Henry Mwebesa …

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Abnormal surge of malaria cases

Health experts prescribe prevention and early treatment to avoid infections and deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is experiencing a worrying surge in malaria cases, according to the Ministry of Health with figures showing there was an increase in malaria cases from 100,000 in 2021 to 199,695 cases in …

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