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UNICEF reports rise in cholera deaths in 11 African countries

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Eleven countries in eastern and southern Africa are currently experiencing an exponential rise in cholera cases amid a surge in deaths, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Friday. UNICEF said the 11 countries are experiencing an extremely worrying cholera outbreak with 67,822 cases and 1,788 estimated …

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South Sudan sets target of reducing malaria deaths by 80 pct by 2025

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s government on Thursday announced plans to reduce malaria deaths by 80 percent by 2025. Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, vice president for Services Cluster, said the government developed the national malaria strategic plan 2021-2025 with the ambitious goal of reducing malaria deaths by 80 percent by …

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Butaleja district records rise in malaria deaths

Butaleja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Budumba sub-county, Butalejja district have raised concerns about the increased malaria deaths among infants. They say that their children register severe signs of malaria, ranging from headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, and urinating blood. According to the residents, they have been registering an average …

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Three dead in Hima Cement fire in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three workers were killed and eight injured when a  fire broke out at the Hima Cement Plant in Kasese at 12.30pm on Saturday. A team was doing installation works at the light diesel oil tank when the incident happened. The Hima Cement fire responders …

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Mysterious deaths raise fear among residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is fear in Kasese municipality following mysterious deaths of residents. It follows the deaths of people within a space of four days last week under unclear circumstances. The latest victim is 20-year-old Julius Kambere, a resident of Base Camp Upper village whose lifeless body …

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