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Uncontrolled dumping threatens public health in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Poor garbage disposal continues to pose a public health threat to residents in Gulu city, as households use the cover of darkness to drag sacks of filth on the streets and into drainage channels. Many of the roadside trash bins that were constructed through the …

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Sweden didn’t lock down, but economy to plunge anyway

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Unlike most countries, Sweden never locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, largely keeping businesses operating, but the economy appears to be taking a hard hit nonetheless. Under the Scandinavian country’s controversial approach to the virus, cafes, bars, restaurants and most businesses remained open, as did schools …

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COMMENT: Safe abortion, religion, culture

COMMENT: By Joy Asasira When religion and morality dictate reproductive health policy in Uganda, who suffers? Over the past few months, much as been said by politicians and the media about reproductive rights issues, from comprehensive sexuality education, legalisation or decriminalisation of abortion and even access to essential HIV prevention …

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