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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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