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VIDEO: Stealing from the sick

VIDEO: Stealing from the sick – Full documentary – BBC Africa Eye Kampala, Uganda | BBC VIDEOS | Everyone in Uganda is entitled to free medicine to combat killer diseases like malaria. Despite Government efforts to improve access to essential medicines, a significant number of people have to use private facilities …

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Referral hospitals want NMS monopoly broken

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The authorities of various regional referral hospitals want the monopoly of National Medical Stores to procure and supply medicine broken, according to the Public Accounts Committee Chairperson, Nathan Nandala Mafabi. He disclosed this on Tuesday as his committee was finalizing its engagements with National …

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Electricity is creating new hope in medicine

A radical new approach to treating disease Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This saying is particularly apt in medicine where doctors treat nearly every condition–from depression to hypertension–with a pill. If your doctor prescribed you anything other …

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UN’s health body urges Hepatitis C offensive

2500, France | AFP | Hepatitis C is easily cured. Yet, about 400,000 people die of the liver disease every year as only a smattering get the medicine they need. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged governments to attack the problem with more urgency, and more money. Only …

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Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs

Washington, United States | AFP | Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage — and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say. A study in the Proceedings of …

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UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil. If this continues, people will be at an even higher risk of contracting diseases, incurable by …

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