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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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TB fight in Wakiso suffers blow as donors slash funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district health authorities are predicting trouble time in the fight against Tuberculosis as leading implementing partners are limiting their activities and slash funding. Tuberculosis, which is a serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs, has been a major public health problem in …

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Misdiagnosis, low case detection hurting pediatric TB treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Misdiagnosis and low case detection among children is hindering Tuberculosis treatment in Ntungamo district, according to health authorities.  Children are a soft landing spot for Tuberculosis once exposed due to low immunity. However, the challenge is worsened by misdiagnosis with most of the infected …

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Gov’t asked to integrate Hepatitis, HIV treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations from over 25 countries have called for governments in Africa to integrate treatment and prevention programmes for Hepatitis into other health programmes like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that are proving to be a success. They pointed out that Prevention of Mother to Child …

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Drug-resistant TB

A new study offers new hope | Andrew Nunn and 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 died. One …

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