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Health Ministry to change treatment protocol for severe malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is planning to change the treatment protocol for severe malaria. According to health ministry officials, they want to replace Artemether-Lumedantrine(AL) with Dihydroartmetisinin- Piperaquine(DP) as a first line drug for patients being treated for severe malaria. Currently, persons diagnosed with severe malaria are …

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Health Ministry wants bylaw on misuse of mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has asked district leaders to enact by-laws on the misuse of mosquito nets. According to the health ministry, beneficiaries have used the nets to fence off their gardens, poultry farms while others use them for fishing. Dr Jimmy Opigo, the …

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Budget of Ministry of Health campaigns up by UGX 18Bn

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Budgets of various health campaigns undertaken by the government have gone up as a result of COVID-19 and some of its effects such as the need for social distancing. The Ministry of Health says that it now needs an additional 18 billion Shillings …

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Gov’t to distribute malaria prophylaxis tablets in markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Market vendors in Kampala and surrounding areas are set to get malaria preventive medicines or prophylaxis tablets as an additional measure to protect them against malaria. The offer will go to the vendors who are spending nights in the markets as one of the …

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Health Ministry asks UCC to withdraw antimalarial beverage adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has asked the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to withdraw an advert of an antimalarial beverage called Artavol. In an advert, popular radio personality Crystal Newman is featured taking the tea containing a beverage which they say helps in the prevention …

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Malaria, pneumonia tops hospital admissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria and pneumonia were the most common diseases for which children and adults seeking treatment in the 2018/19 financial year. This is according to the Annual Health Sector Performance report that was released on Wednesday. The report shows that 84 million people were outpatients …

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