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People with suicidal thoughts on the increase – Mental health expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More people are reporting to mental health facilities testifying that they have either contemplated suicide or attempted it. This is according to Janet Kantarama the Executive Director Safe Places Uganda a private Mental Illness treatment centre. Kantarama also says that the number of suicides …

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Kenya rolls out world’s first malaria vaccine

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine — RTS,S — …

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Fake pneumonia drug on sale

WHO warns of falsified Augmentin | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that fake versions of the antibiotic Augmentin have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya. The genuine drug is sold by GlaxoSmithKline but the packaging of the falsified drugs says it is manufactured by SmithKline …

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Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, according to findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. The report coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. The figures imply that suicide …

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Ebola screening intensified in Albertine region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Experts have intensified Ebola screening in the Albertine region following a new death recorded in Kasese district. Districts in the Albertine graben share a common border with the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an area that has been devastated by …

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Four European states lose measles eradication status as cases soar: WHO

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  Measles cases are skyrocketing in Europe and the disease is surging in four countries previously considered to have eliminated it, including the UK, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday, urging countries to step up vaccination efforts. “Re-establishment of measles transmission is concerning. If high immunisation …

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Education, not money needed to attain Universal health coverage-Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public Health Experts have observed a need for inter-sectoral collaboration in delivering health services for Uganda to achieve Universal Health Coverage. They argue that funding is not the only bottleneck for providing the necessary services. According to the World Health Organisation, all people and communities …

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