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Hundreds in Pallisa, Mbale miss mosquito nets

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of households in Mbale and Pallisa districts missed out on the recent mosquito net distribution exercise by the Health Ministry. Early this month, government embarked on the nationwide distribution of 27 million mosquito nets beginning with 25 districts in Eastern Uganda including Mbale …

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Ministry official, LC I chaiperson arrested over missing mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Health Ministry official and Village council chairperson are in trouble in Tororo district over missing mosquito nets. Peter Issu, the Operations Manager in Charge of the Mosquito net distribution exercise in Western Division and Mary Lucy Awori, the Water Village LC I Chairperson were …

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Kotido on alert over suspected cholera outbreak

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 11 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Kotido district. The Kotido District Health Officer, Dr. Serino Acar, says they have dispatched samples from the suspected cases to the Public Health Laboratory in Kampala for testing. Dr. Acar says a Cholera Response Taskforce …

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Buyiga island residents stuck with COVID-19 patient

Mpigi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buyiga Island in Nkozi Sub County, Mpigi district are stuck with a COVID0-19 patient, a day after he was confirmed positive. The victim received a phone call from the Health Ministry on Wednesday instructing him to isolate from his family, community and wear …

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