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Abnormal surge of malaria cases

Health experts prescribe prevention and early treatment to avoid infections and deaths Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda is experiencing a worrying surge in malaria cases, according to the Ministry of Health with figures showing there was an increase in malaria cases from 100,000 in 2021 to 199,695 cases in …

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Preparing for the next epidemic

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When COVID-19 broke, the world was caught unprepared despite decades of warnings of the threat of global pandemics and years of international planning. The failure to adequately fund and execute these plans has exacted a heavy human and economic price. Uganda has been battling Ebola …

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Managing pandemic outbreaks

Establish an enabling environment for prevention and preparedness Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | As COVID-19 continues to spread, in a given year there is a 2% chance of a new pandemic outbreak. Uganda was recently battling the Ebola Sudan pandemic. Whenever there are these outbreaks, countries go into a panic as …

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Conference on Public Health in Africa underway

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The second Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) is underway in Kigali, Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Centre. The conference which officially opened yesterday. Dec 13th, attracted African Heads of State, ministers of health, and leading researchers and scientists. This conference is a platform …

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HIV/AIDS injectable treatment drug

Researchers to conduct study on its efficacy on women under 25 years Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Researchers of the vaccine programme at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) will start conducting a study among females below 25 years to assess the efficacy of Lenacapavir, an HIV injectable drug. Participants will …

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Advocacy through art

Namutumba, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | In a bid to continue spreading the message about teenage pregnancies and sexual violence against children, ActionAid International Uganda embarked on a one-week campaign in Namutumba where they did painting and art in schools with messages of advocacy. Immaculate Awori, the programmes officer at ActionAid in Eastern …

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UK-based energy innovators to explore energy access markets in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The Department for International Trade, Uganda (DIT) in collaboration with Innovate UK, this week hosted a team of UK companies for a Trade Mission in Uganda to seek partnerships with key Uganda energy companies to realise affordable and clean energy. 12 UK companies from the energy sector …

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Uganda Baati launches Orientile steel roof tile

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Uganda Baati has unveiled Orientile, a new superior quality steel roof tile. Orientile is the newest addition to the big product basket of roof sheets and other steel building solutions. Speaking at the launch of the new product, Dr. Alan Shonubi, the Board chairman, Uganda …

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CFAO motors unveil new Toyota car brands

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | CFAO Motors Uganda, formerly Toyota Uganda, recently unveiled the all-new Toyota Belta and Toyota Rumion brands. Unveiled at the Garden City rooftop on November 19th, the new vehicles are promoted through a campaign dubbed “Drive Brand New, Enjoy Peace of Mind” to encourage more Ugandans …

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