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Steroids can boost survival of preterm babies: WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The results of a new clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that dexamethasone–a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19, can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk …

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Mass cholera vaccination kicks off in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mass vaccination against cholera has kicked off today in Kasese district. The five-day exercise was rolled out on Sunday by a joint team comprising of Ministry of Health officials and the district health team with support from World Health Organization-WHO. The exercise will target more …

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A hundred babies born dead daily in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of babies being born dead in Uganda is alarmingly on the rise, even as the globally, the percentage of stillbirths is showing some decline.  A worrying nine percent increase in stillbirths have been registered over the decade just ended from 2010 to …

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Scientist recommends Wulira App in diagnosing hearing loss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons threatened with hearing loss can now be diagnosed earlier thanks to a smartphone based audiometry app named Wulira. The application which works just like the pure tone audiometer, the recommended equipment by the World Health Organisation requires the user to have a mobile …

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