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Common RDTs ineffective in detecting malaria – Study

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has found that the readily available Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) used in testing for malaria are missing some positives especially those that have low levels of the disease and those that are asymptomatic. The observational study whose results were released …

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Ministry of Health to elevate Kayunga general hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine has said that there are plans to elevate Kayunga general hospital to a regional referral hospital after renovation of the facility. Government secured 70 billion shillings to renovate and expand the hospital. Arab …

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44 COVID patients discharged from Entebbe Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital has today discharged 44 patients who have recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the second biggest number of recovered patients being discharged in a day from one facility since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21. On Monday, …

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Ministry of Health launches mosquito net distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched the distribution exercise of free mosquito nets across the country. The exercise will start next week until the end of the year. So far, only 4.5 million mosquito nets out of the 27 million have been procured. The …

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MPs demand COVID-19 test

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several legislators are demanding to be tested for Covid-19 because of their exposure to the public. This comes a few days after government announced plans to test all ministers for Covid-19 given the fact that they have been involved in the interventions to combat …

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Telemedicine providers struggle to get clients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last week, the Health Ministry launched two mobile apps meant to ease access to medical care. While the ‘Call the Clinic’ app is solely meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 by offering a platform to contact surveillance teams or trace contacts of positive …

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