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Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

Washington, United States | AFP | More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases …

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Adopt new HIV testing strategy- WHO

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to adopt a standard HIV testing strategy which uses three consecutive reactive tests. Previously, most high burden countries were using two consecutive tests. The new approach can help countries achieve maximum accuracy in HIV testing. …

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Health, dignity of sanitation workers at risk –Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the World Health Organisation has said ahead of World Toilet Day next Tuesday. The Health agency observed that the rights, health and dignity of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic …

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WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a “critical step” towards its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of outbreaks. “This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO,” …

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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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Mumbere rallies subjects on Ebola fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has rallied his subjects both in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to embrace the fight against the Ebola. Ebola which is a severe illness with up to 90 percent fatality rate is also one of the …

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