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500,000 babies exposed to polio and tuberculosis at birth-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 500,000 babies in Uganda are exposed to polio and tuberculosis. This is because they are not born in hospitals. When children are born, they are supposed to receive polio zero and Bacillus Calmette–Guérin |(BCG) vaccines which protect against tuberculosis at birth. The vaccines …

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Experts call for new TB diagnostic innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts are recommending the use of X-ray in detecting new cases of tuberculosis. They argue that the old-style criteria has led to a lot of missed cases. Dr Bruce Kirenga, a lung expert said that for long, health workers have been depending on symptoms to …

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COVID-19 pushes aside tuberculosis outreach

TB diagnosis and treatment suffered a setback of 12 years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One year after the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world on its head, the Stop TB Partnership shared new data showing that nine of the countries with the most tuberculosis (TB) cases—representing 60% of the global …

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Diabetes among TB patients on the rise-Medics

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of Tuberculosis patients diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes is one the increase.  According to the Ministry of Health, Diabetes Mellitus also referred to as Type 2 diabetes, is on the rise, with numbers surpassing HIV and TB infection rates.  A study carried out …

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Kabale registers 93 TB cases in 8 months

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale district has registered 93 cases of tuberculosis in the last eight months, according to statistics collected by the Health department from both private and public treatment facilities. The 93 cases are part of 24,023 people who were screened for tuberculosis between January and …

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Katakwi hospital gets digital mobile x-ray equipment

Katakwi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Katakwi General Hospital has received a Digital Mobile X-Ray equipment to help in managing Tuberculosis and other illnesses.  The equipment worth 108 million shillings was procured by the Ministry of Health with support from the Global Fund. It uses artificial intelligence to identify individuals likely …

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