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IRS reduces malaria prevalence in Lira by 15%

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Lira district has registered a 15 per cent reduction in Malaria prevalence, thanks to the Indoor- Residual Spray (IRS) program. IRS is the application of long-lasting insecticides in residences to either kill or repel the mosquitoes.   It is believed to be suitable for Uganda because …

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ICT minister inspects communication network at Busia one stop border

 Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of information and communication technology-ICT spent part of Friday inspecting the communication networks at Busia One Stop Boarder Post-OSBP. The minister’s visit was prompted by complaints from area leaders about the poor network in Busia resulting from interference from other networks.   …

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Innovations fund receives UGX 30 billion for science research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak – RIF) has received new funding worth 30 Billion Shillings to support local science innovations. Prof. William Bazeyo confirmed the funding saying that the innovations targeted are those that address the National Development Plan (NDP 3) that …

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