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Minister Babalanda cautions on the rising HIV infections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Presidency, Milly Babalanda, has warned the public of the rising HIV infections, urging them to refrain from risky behaviors during the coming festive season. According to the 2021 Ministry of Health annual estimates, about 1000 people are infected with HIV every week, …

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Kenya launches hub for advancing cancer registration in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s Ministry of Health and international research partners on Thursday launched a hub for advancing cancer registration in the Sub-Saharan African region through leveraging training and innovative financing. The facility to be domiciled at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) will act as a nerve center for …

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Arua hospital gets first CT scan machine

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local residents and leaders in West Nile are excited following the delivery of the first Computed Tomography (CT) scan to Arua Regional Referral Hospital by the health ministry. CT scan is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to get detailed images of the body …

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Terego residents oppose indoor residual spraying

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several households in Terego district are opposed to the ongoing Indoor Residual Spraying-IRS program citing various concerns. In November, the Ministry of Health launched IRS against the female anopheles mosquitoes to reduce the high malaria burden in West Nile and Lango sub regions. The exercise …

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Health ministry finds RDTs unfit for Ebola testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has cautioned the public against the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) in testing for the Ebola virus. The ministry says that the practice is illegal and puts health workers at risk of infection. Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of …

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Ministry of Health to start Ebola vaccine trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to start trials of three vaccines developed to combat Ebola Sudan virus which has killed 43 people. The three vaccines; Oxford from the United Kingdom, Sabin and Merck from USA will be evaluated for their efficacy. This revelation was …

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Mubende district gets new Ebola treatment unit

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has commissioned a newly constructed Ebola treatment unit in Mubende district, to create more space for handling patients on admission. The new unit, located at the Works yard in Mubende town will accommodate 60 patients. Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng …

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Ministry of health launches nationwide polio vaccination exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng on Wednesday launched a nationwide door-to-door polio vaccination exercise targeting 8.7 million children aged below five years in the country. This is the second vaccination exercise after the first was held in January this year.   Today,together …

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KCCA intensifies measures against Ebola virus disease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has intensified measures to respond to the Ebola outbreak in the city. Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health announced a rise in the number of infections within the city center. All these infections were contacts of previous Ebola victims who …

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