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Three million mosquito nets to be distributed in Kampala, Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is set to distribute three million mosquito nets in Kampala and Wakiso districts. The distribution will start on Friday and end on Wednesday 13th. This is part of the newly launched “under the net” campaign, through which government intends to distribute up …

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Health Ministry to change treatment protocol for severe malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is planning to change the treatment protocol for severe malaria. According to health ministry officials, they want to replace Artemether-Lumedantrine(AL) with Dihydroartmetisinin- Piperaquine(DP) as a first line drug for patients being treated for severe malaria. Currently, persons diagnosed with severe malaria are …

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Maternal deaths during delivery increase by 7% – Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of mothers dying during deliveries within hospitals is on the rise, according to a report released by the Ministry of Health. Figures from the Annual Health Sector Performance review show that a total of 496 mothers died during childbirth in 2019/2020 compared to …

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Alcohol distributors appeal for reopening of bars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The continued closure of bars by the government is posing more health risks to Ugandans as a number of bar operators have decided to operate illegally, according to the beverage distributors. The distributors and wholesalers of the alcoholic drinks say that many bar owners have …

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