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Abnormal surge of malaria cases

Health experts prescribe prevention and early treatment to avoid infections and deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is experiencing a worrying surge in malaria cases, according to the Ministry of Health with figures showing there was an increase in malaria cases from 100,000 in 2021 to 199,695 cases in …

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Ntungamo registers surge in malaria cases

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ntungamo district has registered an upsurge in malaria cases. Records show that malaria cases in the district increased to 78,574 in 2022 up from 47,088 in 2021 and 44,971 cases in 2020. According to the breakdown, malaria cases in pregnant women increased to 736 in 2022 …

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Malaria cases, deaths remain stable in 2021: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The global number of malaria cases and deaths generally remained stable in 2021, thanks to redoubled efforts by affected countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. According to the WHO’s latest World Malaria Report, there were an estimated 619,000 malaria deaths globally in 2021, …

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Terego residents oppose indoor residual spraying

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several households in Terego district are opposed to the ongoing Indoor Residual Spraying-IRS program citing various concerns. In November, the Ministry of Health launched IRS against the female anopheles mosquitoes to reduce the high malaria burden in West Nile and Lango sub regions. The exercise …

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South Sudan sets target of reducing malaria deaths by 80 pct by 2025

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s government on Thursday announced plans to reduce malaria deaths by 80 percent by 2025. Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, vice president for Services Cluster, said the government developed the national malaria strategic plan 2021-2025 with the ambitious goal of reducing malaria deaths by 80 percent by …

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Cipla’s profits rises fivefold to Shs 13.9billion

The company manufactures antiretrovirals, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and Hepatitis medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, malaria and Hepatitis | THE INDEPENDENT | Cipla Qaulity Chemicals Ltd, the East African nation’s drug manufacturer, has said net profits surged nearly five times to Shs 13.9 billion for the six months ending September driven …

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Ministry of health investigates mutation of malaria parasites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has preferred to conduct a scientific study on the possible mutation of malaria-causing parasites because of the persistent rise in malaria incidents and deaths recorded across the country. Dr. Richard Kabanda, the Commissioner in charge of Health Promotion, Education, and Communication at …

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