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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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280 people died of malaria in December- Ministry of Health report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ministry of Health has revealed that as of last week, malaria cases across the country stood at 955,134. The report, malaria situation update also shows that by January 7th 2020, 280 malaria deaths had been recorded by the surveillance team being reported at health facilities …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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Ministry of Health, Rotary partner to fight malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rotary Clubs in Uganda have partnered with the Ministry of Health to scale up malaria prevention measures, following a recent surge in cases across the country. The Malaria upsurge affected close to 70 districts. The most affected districts included Luweero, Kampala, Wakiso, Zombo, Madi …

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NDA cautions against using herbal mixtures to treat malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority (NDA) has cautioned against the use of non-pharmaceutical forms of the Artemisia plant to treat malaria even though widely used antimalarial drugs like coartem are derived from the plant. While people continue to use herbal concoctions vended around busy Kampala streets as …

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Malaria, pneumonia tops hospital admissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria and pneumonia were the most common diseases for which children and adults seeking treatment in the 2018/19 financial year. This is according to the Annual Health Sector Performance report that was released on Wednesday. The report shows that 84 million people were outpatients …

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