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HIV patients cautioned against abandoning treatment

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in greater Arua have been urged to stick to treatment despite the soaring food and other commodity prices. Currently, there are over 400 registered HIV positive patients in Arua city and over 600 in Arua district, who are struggling to survive. …

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Tanzania to buy sugar, ARVs from Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tanzania has pledged to buy at least 10,000 tonnes of  Ugandan sugar and an unspecified amount Anti-Retroviral drugs-ARVS from Cipla Uganda. In a joint communique issued by Uganda’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem and his Tanzanian counterpart, Liberata Mulamula, after a meeting between President …

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Gov’t urged to meet 50 per cent of HIV/AIDS funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) has appealed to government to increase its funding towards the fight against HIV/AIDs. The UAC wants government to shoulder at least half of the financial burden in a bid to reduce donor dependence. The Director General for UAC, Dr. Nelson …

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Bududa farmers using ARVs to fatten bulls

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some people living with HIV/AIDS in Bududa district are selling life-prolonging Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) to cattle keepers, especially those involved in fattening bulls. Bududa district has over 500 people enrolled on ARVs, which they receive after every four months. Esther Wambewo, one of the people living …

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Amuru launches door to door distribution of ARVs as lockdown bites

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district health department has resorted to door to door delivery of the life-prolonging Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV following the suspension of public transport. The door to door campaign will benefit more than 3,000 people living with HIV in hard to …

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99% using new HIV drug without knowing what they are taking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV activists are blaming government for not giving people living with HIV information regarding the new Anti-Retroviral Therapies (ARVs) yet the country has adopted a human rights approach as a key tool in their HIV response as recommended by the World Health Organisation. In a …

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People living with HIV/AIDs in Karamoja cry for gov’t help

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of people living with HIV/AIDs in Kaabong and Kotido districts in Karamoja region have appealed to the government and development partners to come up with income-generating projects to support their livelihood. Some of the affected people living with HIV/AIDs told URN at Kotido …

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Free ARVs program helping people with HIV in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Every two months, 49-year-old Albert Khumalo goes to a public hospital to collect his antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) which are distributed by South African government free of charge. Since tested positive to HIV in 2010, he has been taking the HIV pills. “I follow the HIV …

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Import substitution makes a comeback in Africa

As African industrialisation progresses and Covid-19 impacts on long supply chains, the notion that African economies should produce more locally is gaining traction. Liam Taylor reports. Every time a foreign dignitary visits Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CiplaQCIL), they plant a tree. Visiting presidents show up so frequently that the grassy verge …

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