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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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TB, HIV spreads in bars

Study finds high rates in Bwaise, Kamwokya Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | A new study by medical researchers from Makerere University and Mulago Hospital has found that the prevalence of HIV and TB in Kampala slum bars was 11.4% which is twice and four times the national averages …

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Drug-resistant TB

A new study offers new hope The conversation | Andrew Nunn & I.D. Rusen | Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million …

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Onion could help fight TB antibiotic resistance

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | A type of onion called the Persian Shallot could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could help …

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