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DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after an evangelical preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic. Goma, which has a population …

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Citizens lose time seeking health services- Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Patients around the country spend 74 minutes on average to access a government health facilities. This is according to findings from a national survey, Health Check released by Twaweza. The findings look at how citizens view health services in Uganda. According to the World …

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No Ebola in West Nile says Health Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says no ebola-related death has been registered in West Nile region’s Arua district. She however says Uganda has stepped up vigilance as the ebola virus disease spreads further in Democratic Republic of Congo. Arua district in Uganda shares a …

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41,500 TB infections not treated annually-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 40,000 Tuberculosis infections are not treated. This is according to a 2017 study carried out by the Health Ministry in partnership with World Health Organisation-WHO and Global Fund. Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, the programme manager of the National TB programme attributes the high number …

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Magnitude of antibiotic resistance in Uganda unknown-Expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a common practice for patients in different parts of the country to move around with cannulas on their wrists or arms. However, medical experts warn that this exposes patients to further infection. Ibrahim Mugerwa, a Senior Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Officer under the …

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Health Ministry downplays calls to declare Kasese Ebola-free

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of health has downplayed calls to declare Kasese district free of the deadly Ebola Virus. A call had been made by the District Deputy Resident District Commissioner Joshua Masereka for the district to be declared Ebola-free on grounds that disease had been …

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