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Fake pneumonia drug on sale

WHO warns of falsified Augmentin | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that fake versions of the antibiotic Augmentin have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya. The genuine drug is sold by GlaxoSmithKline but the packaging of the falsified drugs says it is manufactured by SmithKline …

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New vaccine needed to control viral pneumonia

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of the children who were hospitalized with severe pneumonia received treatment for the wrong type of pneumonia. A study that involved nearly 10,000 children in seven African and Asian countries found that children had the viral type and not the bacterial one that …

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Pneumonia: Five things to know

Washington, United States | AFP |  US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cancelled campaign engagements after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The 68-year-old fell ill at a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and appeared to lose her footing as she was helped into her vehicle. …

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Pneumonia, the silent child killer

By Ronald Musoke Experts say scaling up pneumonia interventions plus innovative diagnostic technologies are key to containing the disease Jane vividly remembers the day her first child died sometime back. After a motorcycle ride in cold weather one evening, she realized that her baby had started developing a breathing problem. …

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‘Government must scale-up community-based interventions against Pneumonia’

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke| As the world marks World Pneumonia Day on Nov. 12, Malaria Consortium, an international public health non-profit is urging the Ugandan government to scale up life-saving community-based interventions to further bring down infant mortality and ensure child survival in the country. According to the NGO, Pneumonia …

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