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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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Leaders urged to fulfill commitments to end TB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation has called upon world leaders to fulfill their commitments to end Tuberculosis by providing preventive TB treatments to citizens. A quarter of the world ‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria. These people are neither sick nor …

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Lira district postpones World TB day celebrations

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Tuberculosis Day celebrations slated for March 24th in Lira district have been postponed. Government and health experts at Lira district health department decided the celebrations are postponed after President Yoweri  Kaguta Museveni last week banned all public gatherings to avoid the …

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Health workers challenged on detecting TB among children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 15% of children who should be receiving Tuberculosis (TB) treatment as a form of prevention or prophylaxis are not getting this treatment, according to Makerere University John Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MU-JHU). Speaking to journalists on Friday, Dr. Eric Wobudeya, a researcher and specialist …

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Ministry of Health embarks on screening health workers for TB

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | After research showed that health workers are three times more at risk of getting infected with Tuberculosis (TB) than other people who get in contact with patients, the Ministry of Health has embarked on having them screened and link those that test positive to …

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High TB prevalence worries medics in Kitgum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kitgum General hospital, one of the government health facilities in Kitgum district continues to register high numbers of patients testing positive to Tuberculosis [TB], a highly contagious lung disease. Dr Rosemary Auma, the in-charge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis unit says so far 155 patients …

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