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Newborn screening program for sickle cell launched at Lira hospital

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has launched the Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa-CONSA, a network that seeks to demonstrate the benefits of newborn screening and early interventions for children with sickle cell disease, for the Lango sub-region. CONSA will combine newborn screening and early intervention using …

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Mental illness among youth in Lango attributed to alcoholism, drug abuse

Number of people committing suicide might increase with the increase in mental illness Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,500 youth in Lango have suffered mental illness as a result of excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking marijuana. Reports from Lira Psychiatric Department at the Regional Referral Hospital indicate …

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RDC alarms colleagues with hate speech and calling NRM god

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Resident District Commissioner for Lira has caused alarm by uttering words which can cause hatred and invite violence among the communities of Uganda. Milton Odongo made his shocking remarks in a speech he gave at a stakeholder’s dialogue meeting on elections, organized by the …

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NUP defectors accuse party of tribalism, corruption and violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 supporters of the National Unity Platform in Acholi and Lango sub region have defected to the National Resistance Movement-NRM party this week alone. The defectors are from Nwoya, Amuru, Gulu, Pader and Kitgum districts in Acholi sub region and Lira city. They …

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Muntu tasked to combat HIV stigma once elected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Young people living with HIV/AIDs in Lango asked ANT presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu to consider formulating and strengthening the anti-stigma policies against HIV/AIDs clients once elected president. Anti-stigma policies are customized guidelines put in place to reduce stigma. This includes types of behaviours that are …

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Buganda and Ankole have the best roads- report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The status of Uganda’s roads report as of June 30, 2020 has been submitted to Parliament and Lango with Karamoja sub-regions come off worst in the number of paved road kilometres. Members of parliament have been relentlessly questioning the criteria followed by the executive …

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7,000 farmers in Lango enroll for crop insurance scheme

Under this scheme, a farmer is required to pay about 30,000 shillings per acre to insure their crops each season. Once their crops are affected by either drought or rain, they are entitled to a minimum compensation of Shillings 150,000 per acre of the crop depending on the market price. …

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