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Government on course with Hepatitis B vaccinations

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is carrying out vaccinations of adults infected with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) majorly in the North and North Eastern regions, as efforts are made to extend the treatment to other regions of the country. In a response to queries raised by Nakaseke …

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Eight private Kampala hospitals named to handle Hepatitis B vaccine

▶ Nsambya Hospital ▶ Kibuli Hospital ▶ Mengo Hospital ▶ International Hospital Kampala(IHK) ▶ Norvik Hospital ▶ Case Hospital ▶ Nakasero Hosp ▶ Rubaga Hospital Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake …

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Health minister Opendi to brief parliament on Congo Fever threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister of Health Sarah Opendi has refuted reports that the Crimean haemorrhagic fever, also known as ‘Congo fever’, is ravaging Nakaseke district. She will on Thursday afternoon give a detailed report to parliament. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah instructed the Ministry of …

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Uganda declares end of Marburg outbreak

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Backed by a Sh3.5billion outbreak response, Uganda has contained the recent Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak and declared the country free of the infectious disease. The declaration comes after completion of 42 days of the post-MVD surveillance countdown period for the contacts of …

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Disguised Uganda minister catches corrupt hospital workers

Disguised Uganda minister Opendi catches corrupt hospital workers Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s State Minister of Health for General Duties disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services, she told AFP on Saturday. Health State Minister Sarah Opendi said she …

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Government gets new TB detecting machines

On Feb.10, the Ministry of Health received nine tuberculosis testing machines worth $153,000 as a donation from the US government. Dubbed GeneXpert machines, the equipment that can form an accurate diagnose of a TB patient in just two hours will enable health workers detect and monitor both tuberculosis and drug-resistant …

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