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Higher manganese levels linked to low preeclampsia risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Expectant women who have low levels of manganese, an essential mineral which the body requires to function properly are likely to develop preeclampsia. This is according to a study published on Tuesday in the medical journal Epidemiology. Researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of …

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Availability of preeclampsia drugs low in private hospitals -Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private hospitals lack essential drugs for treating preeclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a common condition in pregnant women who present with high blood pressure. It often leads to complications for the expectant mother and baby. But for so many women in Uganda who develop the condition, it …

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Hoima officials mobilise women to deliver at health facilities

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional Birth Attendants-TBAs are still active in Hoima district despite the ban on their services by government in 2010. Government outlawed the services of TBAs with the hope of reducing maternal and infant mortality in the country. According to health officials in the district, …

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Activists call for single method for pregnancy and HIV protection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | After a trial ruled out any increased risks of HIV acquisition associated with use of contraceptives – implants, depo provera injections and copper inter uterine device, activists are now calling for research into a method that can provide double protection against both HIV and pregnancy …

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