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Climate change driving surge in malaria cases- Aceng

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has attributed the upsurge in cases of malaria in Uganda to Climate Change patterns characterized by prolonged intermittent rains in various parts of the country. The disease is most prevalent in tropical climates, where the rainfall is sufficient for mosquitoes …

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Mbale district battling surge in malaria prevalence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an upsurge of malaria cases in Mbale district. A surge in cases has been registered in the sub-counties of Lukhonjye, Busoba, Busiu and Bumbobi, Bukyiende and Nyondo between the months of April and July. Malaria was the leading cause of hospital visits at …

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Malaria outbreak feared in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five children are admitted each day in Acute Care Unit of Mulago National Referral hospital with convulsions and anemia resulting from malaria infection. Dr. Richard Idro, a Pediatrician in the Unit, says this situation is unlike weeks ago when they were registering four to …

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Uganda to Breed Malaria Fighting Mosquitoes

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ugandan Government is instituting an insectarium where research on genetically modified mosquitoes will be conducted as a way of fighting malaria in Africa. The mosquito is designed to quickly spread a genetic mutation that is lethal to its own species.    UVRI entomologist Jonathan …

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Malawi rolls out ground-breaking malaria vaccine

Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi has rolled out the world’s first licensed malaria vaccine in a landmark campaign against a disease that each year kills hundreds of thousands of people, especially African children. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion (890 million euros) in investment, …

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Uganda tasked to review malaria control interventions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Global Malaria Consortium has asked the Ugandan government to focus on malaria interventions that do not involve a lot of funding. According to the consortium president Kenneth Staley, the government instead needs to sensitize the public to clear breeding places for mosquitoes. Malaria is …

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