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Gangs dominate Secondary schools in Mbale town – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A number of schools in Mbale town are witnessing an increase in gangs, comprising students, known for using drugs, encouraging bullying and violence in schools and increasing urban crime. A survey undertaken by Human Rights Activists Elgon Sub Region- HURA, a nonprofit Organisation operating …

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Butabika Hospital officials grilled over drug shortages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital have been tasked to explain the stock out of essential drugs at the facility which has forced patients to resort to expensive health care systems. Led by the Executive Director Butabika Hospital, Dr David Basangwa, the …

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Swimming Australia denies cover-up of Jack failed drug test

Melbourne, Australia | AFP | Swimming Australia insisted Sunday it followed the rules in dealing with a failed drug test by relay world-record holder Shayna Jack, rejecting claims it wasn’t transparent about the “embarrassing” result. The 20-year-old, part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle team that set a world record at last year’s …

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China swim star Sun ‘no drug cheat’ – coach Cotterell

Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Chinese swim king Sun Yang is no drug cheat and has been the victim of “ill-informed” protests from athletes at the world championships, insists his Australian coach. Denis Cotterell has worked with the 11-time world champion since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and maintains China’s sporting …

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Govt to screen all pregnant women for Viral Hepatitis B and C

Uganda hosts Inaugural African Hepatitis Summit | To start producing first line drugs recommended for treating Hepatitis B. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will start testing all pregnant women and also produce first line drugs in its effort to eliminate Viral Hepatitis. This was revealed at the opening of …

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NDA impounds 121 boxes of drugs, arrests five in West Nile

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority (NDA) has arrested five people for illegal dealing in drugs. Four people including a Congolese national were arrested in Arua, while one was arrested in Nebbi in a crackdown on illegal dealing in drugs. The five day operation which started …

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NDA impounds drugs in western Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drugs worth millions of shillings have been impounded in a joint operation conducted by the National Drug Authority (NDA) and the Uganda Police force. The drugs impounded include veterinary drugs that were mainly being sold in un-recommended conditions or by unlicensed people. According to …

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