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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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17 districts not reporting COVID-19 – Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 117 districts across the country are reporting positive cases of COVID-19, yet the disease has spread in all corners of the country according to Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng. Although she doesn’t mention the districts that are not testing, Aceng reveals that the …

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Floods submerge Butiaba health center leaving patients stranded

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake Albert have submerged Butiaba health center III in Butiaba sub county Buliisa district leaving health workers and patients accessing treatment at the facility stranded. The floods have submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, …

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