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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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50,000 to be vaccinated against cholera in Bududa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 50,000 people will be vaccinated against Cholera in Bududa District. The district is currently facing a Cholera outbreak. According to records, 51 cases have been registered. 48 of these have been discharged while 262 contacts have been listed for follow up. The vaccination will target …

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Over 830,000 cholera vaccinations planned in DR Congo: WHO

    Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  More than 830,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organization said Monday. The campaign will be implemented by DR Congo’s health ministry with …

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