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Gulu embarks on campaign against neglected tropical diseases

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district health department has rolled out the mass distribution of drugs to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The diseases are a group of 13 infections caused by parasitic worms, protozoa or bacteria. They strike the world’s poorest people, living in remote and rural …

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NDA concerned about unregistered drugs on the market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samuel Kyomukama, the head of enforcement at the National Drug Authority-NDA has noted that most pharmacies sell unregistered drugs to the public. Speaking to journalists on Friday after a nationwide pharmacy and drug shop inspection in Jinja district, Kyomukama said that they have recovered …

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Husband reports wife to police over drug theft

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A woman has been arrested in Entebbe for allegedly stealing drugs from Kisubi Hospital.    Stella Mulobole, a cleaner at the hospital was arrested on Monday after police officers raided her home in Kawuku, Katabi Town Council. They allegedly found a variety of medical supplies …

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Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be ‘gift from God’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a “gift from God” despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines. Trump announced last week his administration was working to dramatically expand …

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Patients stranded as Luweero health centres run out of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luweero hospital and government health centres have run out of essential medicines leaving hundreds of patients stranded. Every two months, National Medical Stores (NMS) is supposed to deliver essential drugs to district stores before they are distributed across health centres. However, in Luweero district, …

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Pharmacists decry wastage of drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Pharmacists are blaming government for failing to account for drugs that expire from stores. Sam Opio, the Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda said even as the annual drug availability report launched on Thursday by the Medicines Transparency Alliance puts drug availability in …

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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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