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Second phase of indoor residual spraying due to start in Serere

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Serere district is set to start the second phase of Indoor Residual Spraying in another intervention to eradicate malaria, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. The spraying exercise is part of a five-year USAID-funded project in several districts of Eastern Uganda. …

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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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Budaka residents oppose indoor residual spraying

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several households in Budaka district are opposed to the ongoing Indoor Residual Spraying-IRA program citing various concerns. Budaka district health department launched the IRS program on Monday with the aim of fighting malaria in the district. The exercise which commenced on March 1st, 2021 covering …

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TIME 2020 TOP 100: Chinese scientist Tu Youyou

Beijing, China | PD CHINA |  Tu Youyou, an outstanding Chinese scientist who has made great strides with the development of a key anti-malarial drug artemisinin, was in 2020 elected as one of the 100 Women of the Year by Time magazine. Having devoted more than 40 years of her life to …

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WHO launches consolidated malaria treatment and prevention guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation- WHO has issued new malaria prevention and treatment guidelines. The guidelines and recommendations are through a web-based platform that countries can navigate to find up to date information to update their national response depending on the extent of their disease problem. In the …

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Thousands miss out on mosquito nets in Apac

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of people have missed out on the recently distributed mosquito nets in Apac district. Apac with an estimated population of 439,000 people received only 116,580 insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the Ministry of Health. This means 322,420 people missed out. The local leaders argue that …

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Apaa residents reject gov’t mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Apaa township in Amuru district has rejected the long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets in the ongoing distribution by the Ministry of Health. The town council chairperson, Maliam Abwola told URN on Wednesday morning that his executive resolved to reject the 384 …

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Health Ministry to change treatment protocol for severe malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry is planning to change the treatment protocol for severe malaria. According to health ministry officials, they want to replace Artemether-Lumedantrine(AL) with Dihydroartmetisinin- Piperaquine(DP) as a first line drug for patients being treated for severe malaria. Currently, persons diagnosed with severe malaria are …

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