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Cholera cases in Moroto reach 100 mark

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of cholera cases in Moroto district has reached the 100 mark despite several interventions by Ministry of Health and World Health Organization-WHO. On Friday, WHO delivered several items to the district comprising beds, drugs and water purification tablets among others to help combat …

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Health workers, politicians bicker over cholera control in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political interference has been blamed for the slow response to measures put in place to contain Cholera in Busia Municipality. The area has had an active Cholera outbreak since September 2019. Dr Patrick Lulem, the Medical Superintendent of Busia Health Center IV says that …

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Cholera outbreak in Busia leaves 31 hospitalised

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | 31 people in Busia Municipality have been hospitalised following an outbreak of cholera. The victims are currently admitted in the isolation unit at Busia Health Centre. The reported cases are from the areas of Buchicha, Solo A, Solo B, Solo C, Sofia, Mawero East, and …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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15 admitted over suspected outbreak in budaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fifteen people are admitted at Budaka health center IV in critical condition following a suspected cholera outbreak. The cholera suspects are residents of Sekulo B Sekulo parish in Kadimkoli Sub County in Budaka district. They were rushed to Budaka health center IV with stomach complications. …

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Over 60% don’t wash hands with soap- Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Washing hands with soap after visiting the toilet is lacking among Ugandans. According to the health ministry, the practice has caused persistence of some diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery. The 2018 Water and Environment health sector report, hand washing practices with soap have …

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Public warned of water contamination as rainy season sets in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health predicts an increase in water borne diseases from September to November. In a statement released last night, the Ministry warned that as the second rainy season sets in, there will be contamination of water sources and floods washing away the latrines …

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