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Police embarks on campaign to screen suspects for TB, HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kampala Metropolitan Area has started screening newly arrested suspects to ascertain if they are suffering from malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, such that they get access to early treatment. The Global Fund will fund the three-year project in 16 police stations through the …

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Surge in Kitgum TB Cases after mandatory screening implemented

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district has registered high Tuberculosis-TB cases following the mandatory screening exercise that started in May 2021. Churchill Opira, the Kitgum District TB Supervisor, says that they have made it compulsory for all patients with productive cough and TB signs, and symptoms, irrespective of the …

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Africa’s TB fight

What is impeding it? Africa has made progress in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in recent years, however several hurdles are curbing the efforts to end this preventable and curable disease and at the current pace, the global targets to eliminate the disease by 2030 look increasingly elusive. Dr Norbert …

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More HIV negative people infected with TB in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More HIV negative persons are contracting Tuberculosis (TB) than HIV-positive patients in Gulu District and Gulu City, Health officials have revealed. Whereas people with HIV are up to 50 times more likely to develop TB in a given period of time, analysis on HIV …

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Luwero sees increase in TB treatment success rate

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Luwero district has registered an increase in Tuberculosis Treatment and cure rates giving hope in the fight against deaths as result of the disease. According to the Luwero District health report, the number of patients who were enrolled on TB treatment increased from 65% …

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Why TB goes undiagnosed

New research shows what must be done about it | THE INDEPENDENT | Early diagnosis is crucial for the effective management of any disease. In Africa, this is not always possible which affects the ability of countries to bring diseases under control. Wilber Sabiiti, a Senior Research Fellow in Medicine, …

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