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Malaria deaths rise in Gulu as hospitals run out of drugs

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 107 people have reportedly died of malaria in Gulu in nine months amidst stock outs of drugs in various health facilities in the District. Elvis Okello Romnson, the Bio statistician in the Health Department in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday …

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Malaria cases surge in Luweero as residents abandon mosquito nets

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sizeable number of the population in Luweero district have abandoned the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets, exposing themselves to more malaria infections. Luweero District Health Educator Henry Namakola explains that a study conducted in Kikyusa and Kamira sub counties found that some …

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Malaria claimed 60 lives in Kitgum district during lockdown

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 60 people have died from severe malaria in Kitgum district over the last six months according to data obtained from the district health department. The mortality which was highest among infants below five years reportedly escalated between March and June when the government …

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Common RDTs ineffective in detecting malaria – Study

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has found that the readily available Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) used in testing for malaria are missing some positives especially those that have low levels of the disease and those that are asymptomatic. The observational study whose results were released …

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Four million mosquito nets to be distributed in Eastern Uganda

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets starts today in 25 districts of Eastern and Northern Uganda. This is part of the newly launched “under the net” campaign, through which the government intends to distribute up to 27.5 million mosquito nets across the …

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