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Gulu registers over 3,000 cases of mental illness in nine months

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district has registered 3,484 cases of mental illness in the last nine months. The statistics from the district health department were recorded between July 2021 and March 2022 from the different health facilities. According to the statistics, Awach sub county registered the highest number …

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Gulu medics demand regulation of sale of abortion inducing drugs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Gulu district are calling for the regulation of the sale of abortion-inducing drugs. The proposal comes amidst a reported rise in health complications coupled with deaths among teenage girls practicing unsafe abortion. Data from the health department shows that a total of …

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Malaria leading cause of morbidity in Gulu: Report

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria has for the second year in a row remained the leading cause of morbidity among people of all ages in Gulu district and Gulu city. Reports released by Gulu district Bio-statistician show that a total of 226,995 patients (87,374 males and 139,621 females) were …

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Gulu district struggling with unsafe abortions

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu district health department is battling with unsafe abortions due to persistent increase in teenage pregnancies. Statistics from the Gulu district and City health departments indicate that a total of 474 cases of unsafe abortions among teenage girls were registered between 2020 and 2021. …

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