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MPs want free diabetes and hypertension treatment for Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have passed a motion urging government to prioritize investment in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and also provide free drugs to Ugandans ailing for them. Kanungu Woman MP, Patience Nkunda, in moving the motion, advocated for provision of free drugs to Ugandans suffering from diabetes and high …

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COVID-19 drives up use of digital health to access cardiovascular care in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world struggles to fight COVID-19, with countries implementing stringent containment measures, patients with cardiovascular diseases in Uganda are embracing digital health to access care. Twalib Aliku, a consultant cardiologist at Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) Mulago, told Xinhua in a recent interview that digital …

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Availability of preeclampsia drugs low in private hospitals -Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private hospitals lack essential drugs for treating preeclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a common condition in pregnant women who present with high blood pressure. It often leads to complications for the expectant mother and baby. But for so many women in Uganda who develop the condition, it …

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Is high blood pressure always bad?

New findings question that assumption it should always be cause for concern | MARIA COHUT | Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question …

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High blood pressure

By Agencies New research shows you could have it and not even know it A study of more than 140,000 adults finds about half of people with high blood pressure — or hypertension — don’t have a clue they have the condition. That’s worrisome, according to the study’s authors, as …

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