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32 test positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda, Kabale districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty-two people have tested positive for hepatitis B in Rubanda and Kabale districts during the ongoing Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise. 26 of the cases are from Rubanda district while the remaining 6 are from Kabale. The Hepatitis B screening and vaccination exercise …

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Expectant mothers rallied to test for Hepatitis B

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Expectant mothers in Kasese district have been advised to test for Hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection which is commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery. The disease which attacks the liver, can cause chronic infection and puts people at …

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Recalled Hepatitis B drug safe for consumption-NDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Drug Authority-NDA has given Cipla’s Hepatitis B drug Texavir the green light saying that it is safe for human consumption. This comes after Cipla Quality Chemical Industries, issued a voluntary recall in July after it was discovered that the packaging for medicine …

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Hepatitis B in Uganda

Country leads in tackling growing health challenge Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Up to 6% of people in Uganda are infected with Hepatitis B; a virus that can cause acute and chronic liver infections (cirrhosis) which is incurable. That means if you are in a place with 15 people; …

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Eight private Kampala hospitals named to handle Hepatitis B vaccine

▶ Nsambya Hospital ▶ Kibuli Hospital ▶ Mengo Hospital ▶ International Hospital Kampala(IHK) ▶ Norvik Hospital ▶ Case Hospital ▶ Nakasero Hosp ▶ Rubaga Hospital Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake …

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