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One step closer to a gonorrhoea vaccine?

One step closer to a gonorrhoea vaccine? Paris, France | AFP |  A discontinued vaccine against a bacteria that causes brain inflammation also shielded people against gonorrhoea, the first drug ever to offer such protection against the sexually transmitted disease, researchers said Tuesday. Using a condom or abstaining from sex …

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Trump to lawmakers: get health care reform done by August

Washington, United States | AFP |President Donald Trump heaped pressure on US lawmakers Monday to pass a health care reform bill before Congress goes on its August recess, with Republicans teetering on the edge of a potentially major failure. As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off, …

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Uganda increases tax on selected imported drugs

  Kampala, Uganda| APA |  Uganda government has increased tax levied on import of selected drugs including paracetamol, by pharmaceutical companies, from 2 percent to 12 percent. According to Uganda’s ministry of health the move which became effective August 1 , seeks to protect the locally made medicine from being out competed …

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Mugabe, Buhari, Dos Santos all abroad for treatment

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe in Singapore for medical check Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for a “routine medical check-up”, state media reported Sunday. “President Mugabe on Friday left the country for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” the Sunday Mail newspaper reported. The paper …

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Ugandan Woman MP Kaudha dies after child-birth complications

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | Iganga Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Kaudha Grace Hailat Magumba,30, died Friday night after she developed complications related to pregnancy. The Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement(NRM) Justine Lumumba confirmed the death, revealing that Kaudha passed away at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kawempe extension) …

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Calls for clarity over Nigeria’s absent president

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | The president of Africa’s most populous nation was last seen in public two months ago and since the start of 2017, he’s been outside the country more than in it. Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari left for London on May 7 to receive medical treatment for an undisclosed …

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