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Ugandan MPs to be screened for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will screen MPs for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19. The exercise will start tomorrow Thursday, July 15. The decision followed an engagement with officials from the Ministry of Health officials who guided that MPs needed to be tested based on their engagements which …

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Ugandan hospitals not equipped to handle trauma emergencies- survey

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandan health facilities are poorly equipped to offer emergency services according to a study carried out by Makerere University School of Public Health. The survey which centred on finding out the state of emergency medical care services in Uganda was conducted in 111 health facilities …

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President yet to assent to Traditional Medicines Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that President Yoweri Museveni is yet to assent to the Traditional and Complementary Medicines Act, 2019, a year since it was passed by parliament. The Act was passed on 5th February 2019, and it among others …

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Gulu embarks on campaign against neglected tropical diseases

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district health department has rolled out the mass distribution of drugs to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The diseases are a group of 13 infections caused by parasitic worms, protozoa or bacteria. They strike the world’s poorest people, living in remote and rural …

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Health Ministry wants bylaw on misuse of mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has asked district leaders to enact by-laws on the misuse of mosquito nets. According to the health ministry, beneficiaries have used the nets to fence off their gardens, poultry farms while others use them for fishing. Dr Jimmy Opigo, the …

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Gov’t allocates Sh500m to feed children with nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million Shillings to feed children with nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda this financial year. This is according to State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, in response to queries raised by Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro on the plight of …

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