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Ministry of Health, Rotary partner to fight malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rotary Clubs in Uganda have partnered with the Ministry of Health to scale up malaria prevention measures, following a recent surge in cases across the country. The Malaria upsurge affected close to 70 districts. The most affected districts included Luweero, Kampala, Wakiso, Zombo, Madi …

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NDA cautions against using herbal mixtures to treat malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Drug Authority (NDA) has cautioned against the use of non-pharmaceutical forms of the Artemisia plant to treat malaria even though widely used antimalarial drugs like coartem are derived from the plant. While people continue to use herbal concoctions vended around busy Kampala streets as …

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Malaria, pneumonia tops hospital admissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria and pneumonia were the most common diseases for which children and adults seeking treatment in the 2018/19 financial year. This is according to the Annual Health Sector Performance report that was released on Wednesday. The report shows that 84 million people were outpatients …

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Districts affected by malaria cut by half

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people testing positive for malaria is going down, far away from the surge that was experienced with the onset of rains in June. The disease had affected half of the country by August with 65 districts reporting increased hospital admissions and …

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Kenya rolls out world’s first malaria vaccine

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine — RTS,S — …

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Gov’t needs UGX 235bn to roll out indoor residual spraying-EPRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires about 235 billion shillings to roll out indoor residual spraying as a way of tackling the current upsurge of malaria across the country. This is according to a new survey conducted by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC). Sharing the results …

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