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Families battle malaria as cases surge in Luwero district

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 154,493 patients tested positive for malaria in Luwero in the 2020/21 financial year, a report by the District Health Department has revealed. This is out of the 165,999 people who were tested for malaria at various health facilities in the district. The health …

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Vendors in Kampala decry delayed distribution of mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in the different markets of Kampala have decried the delayed distribution of mosquito nets. Last month, President Museveni asked vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact with family members as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. Museveni then directed the …

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440 Soroti market vendors get mosquito nets

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 440 market vendors who accepted to remain sleeping in their stalls in Soroti city have received mosquito nets. The nets were delivered by the ministry of health on Saturday. Robert Adyama Ekaju, the Soroti Resident City Commissioner flagged off the distribution of …

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Mbale central market vendors demand for mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Mbale central market are yet to receive the mosquito nets promised by the government. Last month, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni asked market vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact with family members, as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. …

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NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage …

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WHO launches consolidated malaria treatment and prevention guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation- WHO has issued new malaria prevention and treatment guidelines. The guidelines and recommendations are through a web-based platform that countries can navigate to find up to date information to update their national response depending on the extent of their disease problem. In the …

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Four arrested with 2,000 government mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been arrested after they were found in possession of 2,100 government mosquito nets. The suspects have been identified as Israel Musaazi, Christopher Habomugisha, Baker Musoke and Richard Ndigizimana. They were intercepted along Kira road two days ago by the 999 patrol team …

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