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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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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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WHO says DRC Ebola outbreak not a ‘global’ emergency

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Friday that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not qualify as an international threat, despite the spread of the virus to neighbouring Uganda carried by an infected family. The closely-watched decision followed advice from WHO’s emergency …

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WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization emergency committee was meeting Friday on whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda. The WHO panel, which was formed in 2005, has used the label “public …

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World health experts meet

Assembly discusses cost of medicine, environment, climate change Member States at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland have agreed a new global strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainably through healthy environments. The annual gathering organised by the UN’s World …

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Over 830,000 cholera vaccinations planned in DR Congo: WHO

    Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  More than 830,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organization said Monday. The campaign will be implemented by DR Congo’s health ministry with …

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Behind the Good Country Index

Simon Anholt the co-founder of the Good Country Index has since 2014 been challenging governments around the world to harmonize their domestic with international responsibilities by cooperating and collaborating more without necessarily losing their competitive edge. He shared his views with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke in an email interview What …

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Ministry of Health receives motorcycles to boost Ebola surveillance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has received 10 motorcycles from World Health Organization-WHO with support from Irish Embassy for Ebola surveillance and preparedness activities. The Honda XL motorcycles will be deployed in the eight high-risk districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The districts …

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