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Government to vaccinate children against malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Health, Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children again malaria, then …

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West Nile battling surge in malaria prevalence

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several districts in the West Nile sub-region are recording an upsurge of malaria cases. Records indicate that the sub-region has 23 percent malaria prevalence which is nearly three times the national prevalence which currently stands at 9-percent. The districts of Madi Okollo, Maracha, Nebbi, Obongi, …

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Debate rages over reports of new nodding syndrome cases

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A debate is raging on whether or not there are new cases of nodding syndrome in Kitgum district. In May, Joe Otoo, a VHT in Kitgum district told Uganda Radio Network that there were new cases of nodding syndrome reported in the past year in Labongo …

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UVRI starts testing for monkeypox

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has started testing for monkeypox after the World Health Organization said that the disease has now become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Speaking to URN on Tuesday, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Executive Director said they …

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Uganda to carry out multi-drug resistant TB survey

Only 33 percent of patients with MDRTB are able to access treatment Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is to carry out a survey to determine the burden of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis(MDRTB) in the country. The nationwide survey will give a better picture of the prevalence of …

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Report adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vaccine experts are encouraging Ugandans to report adverse reactions early as the government launches the third COVID-19 vaccination campaign. According to the vaccinologists, many of the reactions experienced by people after vaccination are being reported by family members late thus hindering proper investigations. They say …

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