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Drug stock outs frustrate health care delivery in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health service delivery is on standstill at different government-owned health facilities in Gulu following prolonged drugs stock outs in the district. According to the District Health Department, the National Medical Stores-NMS, which is mandated to procure, store and distribute human medication and other consumables to …

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Umeme moves to protect Gulu city ecosystem

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to support the green agenda, Umeme in partnership with Gulu City have launched a tree planting drive aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and effects of climate change. The company will plant 200 Tabebuia chrysotricha (pink trumpet) trees along Ring Road as …

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Six herdsmen arrested for violating livestock quarantine in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six herdsmen accused of violating the livestock quarantine meant to contain the spread of the highly contagious Foot and Mouth Disease-FMD in Gulu district are in police custody. The suspects are Godfrey Kato, Frank Mugabi, Goodluck Tumuhirwe, Abel Tuhabwe, Emmanuel Kalangu and Godfrey Mutebi. David …

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Gulu district seeks additional 6,000 FMD vaccines

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of cattle in Gulu are battling the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) as the district awaits the delivery of additional 6,000 doses of vaccines by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The high contagious FMD broke out in the district in …

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Acholi region registers 2,006 maternal deaths in 18 months

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers in the Acholi Sub Region have asked parents to support pregnant teenage girls to attend all cycles of antenatal care to avoid deaths and birth complications. According to records obtained from the different health facilities across the region; 2,006 maternal deaths …

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Police rallies public to curb new wave of crime in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu has rallied the public to back up their community policing efforts to curb a new wave of gang rape and defilement cases. This follows an increase in the activities of criminal youth gangs. The offenders flout restrictions on night movements, waylay …

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Court dismisses petition against Lamwo Woman MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has dismissed an election petition filed against Nancy Acora, the Lamwo District Woman Member of Parliament. Acora, an Independent candidate was declared winner of the elections after polling 17,064 votes against her rival Molly Lanyero’s with 12,062 votes in the …

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Court upholds election of Kilak North MP

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Gulu has upheld the election of Anthony Akol, as the Member of Parliament for Kilak North County in Amuru district. The court ruled that Akol of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was the duly elected MP and consequently dismissed …

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