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NMS struggles to supply drugs amidst inadequate funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Medical Stores – NMS is struggling to deliver the required amount of drugs due to inadequate funds. Speaking on Wednesday during the on-site monitoring of the new NMS warehouse, the NMS Chief Executive Officer Moses Kamabare said that the government allocates a third …

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Feeding the ten billion

It requires transforming the food system to address obesity, improve health, and protect the environment COMMENT | Line Gordon | Our current diets are bad for our health and are harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of noncommunicable disease …

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How to end mental health stigma

Mental health: Leaders must consider four critical priorities COMMENT | Bernard J. Tyson | Project Syndicate | The world faces an epidemic of mental health problems that cuts across borders, economies, and cultures and carries a stigma that leaves people suffering in silence. Tackling the problem requires political, business, and …

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Fake health news

  Fake health news: How it can lead you to make dangerous decisions Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Fake health news can do real harm. Here’s how to spot the difference between false stories and verified information. Sleeping with raw, sliced onions in your socks can release toxins from your …

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THE WEEK: Medical equipment to be assessed for standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team from General Electric, an American multinational that deals in among others healthcare equipment arrived  in the country on Jan.14 to conduct an assessment of the status of medical equipment in Regional Referral Hospitals, General Hospitals and Health centres. This assessment will facilitate …

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Government on course with Hepatitis B vaccinations

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is carrying out vaccinations of adults infected with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) majorly in the North and North Eastern regions, as efforts are made to extend the treatment to other regions of the country. In a response to queries raised by Nakaseke …

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‘Zebra’ tribal bodypaint cuts fly bites 10-fold: study

Paris, France | AFP | Traditional white-striped bodypainting practiced by ndigenousi communities mimics zebra stripes to reduce the number of potentially harmful horsefly bites a person receives by up to 10-fold, according to new research published Wednesday. Tribes in Africa, Australia and southeast Asia have practiced bodypainting in cultural ceremonies for …

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