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Government to vaccinate children against malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Health, Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children again malaria, then …

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West Nile battling surge in malaria prevalence

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several districts in the West Nile sub-region are recording an upsurge of malaria cases. Records indicate that the sub-region has 23 percent malaria prevalence which is nearly three times the national prevalence which currently stands at 9-percent. The districts of Madi Okollo, Maracha, Nebbi, Obongi, …

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Uganda to kick out malaria in 2030

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria will be eliminated from Uganda by 2030, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng revealed. The minister, in a report to the House chaired by the Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, said that the malaria parasite prevalence rate has reduced from 42 percent in 2009 …

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Malaria cases surge in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of malaria cases in Uganda has risen since January, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said on Thursday. Aceng said that of the 11.25 million patients who had visited outpatient departments since the start of the year, roughly 3.15 million had malaria, according …

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The fight to control malaria

Artificial light may become a new weapon | BERNARD COETZEE | The world has not yet won the war against malaria. While the total number of cases has declined from about 81.1 cases per 1,000 population to 59 per 1,000 since 2000, there were still an estimated 240 million cases …

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Climate change blamed as malaria cases rise in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong District is experiencing a surge in malaria cases due to the return of rains in the region. The number of malaria cases increased rapidly in March and reached its peak in May when the rains gained momentum. Dr. Sharif Nalibe, the Kaabong District …

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