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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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Parents decry social exclusion of albinos in Northern Uganda

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 15 families with children living with albinism in Gulu have decried continuous stigma and limited access to healthcare for the non-contagious genetically inherited condition. Albinism mainly results from the complete or partial absence of melanin pigmentation in the hair, skin and eyes. …

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Over 1,000 Amuru civil servants commute to work from Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local residents of Amuru are concerned over late reporting to work and wastage of resources by civil servants who still commute from Gulu for work. Amuru district was carved out of Gulu in 2006, 14 years ago. The district with over 1,200 civil servants …

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Health Ministry lifts lockdown in Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health and the National COVID-19 Taskforce have lifted the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in Gulu district. A 14-day lockdown had been imposed on Gulu after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni to maintain restrictions on areas that had evidence of community transmissions …

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