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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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Gov’t sets up taskforce to stop misuse of mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has set up a national taskforce to stop the misuse of mosquito nets delivered by the government. The teams will be led by Resident District Commissioners who will be deputised by district health officers. Each district team will have committee members …

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Malaria cases, deaths on the rise – Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of malaria cases and deaths are on the rise according to the annual health sector performance review report for 2019/2020. The reports shows that the disease was the main reason people sought care at hospitals. According to the ministry of health, since last …

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Hoima district receives 310,000 mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has delivered 310,000 insecticide treated mosquito nets to Hoima district local government. Dr Lawrence Tumusiime, the acting District Health Officer- DHO Hoima says the distribution of the nets will Kick off on Saturday. They will be distributed door to door …

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Mosquito net distribution underway in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has started the distribution of 389,159 mosquito nets to residents of Luweero district in a move aimed at reducing the prevalence of malaria. Luweero is among the hotspots for malaria in Uganda. According to Luweero District Health report for financial year …

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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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