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Malaria leading cause of morbidity in Gulu: Report

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria has for the second year in a row remained the leading cause of morbidity among people of all ages in Gulu district and Gulu city. Reports released by Gulu district Bio-statistician show that a total of 226,995 patients (87,374 males and 139,621 females) were …

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Malaria strain resistant to drugs found in Uganda

Doctors suggest HIV-like treatment approach Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Doctors suggested that instead of the standard approach, where …

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Families battle malaria as cases surge in Luwero district

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 154,493 patients tested positive for malaria in Luwero in the 2020/21 financial year, a report by the District Health Department has revealed. This is out of the 165,999 people who were tested for malaria at various health facilities in the district. The health …

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Used smartphones to test for malaria

Bioengineers test new tools in Apac and Mayuge | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria is one of the world’s leading causes of illness and death. According to World health Organisation statistics of April 2021, around 229 million people are infected each year and more than 400,000 of them die. Uganda has …

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Boyce awarded Doris Duke funding for malaria study in Uganda

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Ross Boyce, MD, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, is one of 17 researchers nationally to win the highly competitive three-year, $495,000 development award. The foundation’s program aims to support clinical research that has the potential to …

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GM mosquitoes to fight malaria

Ugandan scientists seek integrated approach to tackle killer disease Scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) plans to undertake a research on genetically engineered mosquitoes to tackle malaria.  Dr. Jonathan Kayondo, the principal investigator Target Malaria Uganda and Senior Research Officer at UVRI had an email interview with The …

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