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Could 2018 be Uganda’s healthiest year?

A look at incidence of hemorrhagic fevers, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, malaria Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As 2018 ended, the Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, was on Dec.05 in Goma city in the neighboring DR Congo on invitation from her counterpart; Minister Sem Llunga. Llunga must have noticed that …

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Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema

What can Museveni’s new anti-corruption tsar do where others have failed? Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | President Yoweri Museveni has unveiled Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema to the public as the newest anti-corruption tsar in State House. Nakalema, a trusted Museveni aide, was named to the task soon after she returned …

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The Septrin controversy

Why those fighting to have the medication might be misguided Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | November 27 marked a twist in months’ long ping- pong between government and people living with HIV over government’s failure to provide the antibiotic drug Cotrimoxazole – septrin as part of the package of treatment …

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An AIDS cure

Global Researcher speaks out on why he cannot predict when it will come Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | American immunologist and Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young doctor when he …

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Tragedy on Lake Victoria

Marine safety concerns raised again as over 30 die on unsafe cruise boat Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND FLAVIA NASSAKA | On the evening of Nov. 24, news filtered through about a boat that had sunk on Lake Victoria. Nothing unusual, it appeared, since tiny rickety fishing vessels sink often on Ugandan …

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Fighting HIV/AIDS

Uganda’s tough choice between prevention and treatment Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Uganda will in 2019 launch two researches aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. The first, dubbed ‘Deliver’,will be based on ring laced with the HIV drug Dapivirinebeing placed in the vagina and an oral drugTruvadataken daily …

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Global HIV prevention conference kicks off in Spain

Scientists explain why they haven’t found an HIV vaccine yet Madrid, Spain | FLAVIA NASSAKA | A global HIV conference opened on Oct.22 in Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers to discuss strides made in prevention of infections. Dubbed HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) 2018, the week long event which  happens …

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