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Malaria fight: Uganda to manufacture insecticide

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Uganda is set to manufacture larvicide, an insecticide used to kill mosquitoes in their infantry, health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said yesterday. A larvicide is...

Nurses with degrees stuck as health system can’t absorb them

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Nurses with degrees are stuck. They cannot be placed anywhere in the health service system because there is no scheme of service that defines their placement, duties and salary scale, Justus Cherop, the president of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union, has revealed.

ASK DOCTOR Can marijuana cause mental illness?

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It is true that marijuana can cause mental illness and many mentally unstable patients in Uganda have a history of marijuana addiction. According to a 2014...

Measles: Children die as health facilities run out of vaccines

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He says the facility serves over 9,000 people, a number he says is too high for a health centre II. Patrick Baguma, the acting district health officer, said the district is going to do mass immunisation and called on the community to remain calm

Janet Museveni is worried of escalating number of Pregnant schoolgirls

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The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni, has expressed concern over the increasing rate of pregnancies among school-going children. Mrs. Museveni...

Pictorial : Aga Khan Hospital ready to be Initialized

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President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda. The...

Bring back Cuban doctors plan, stakeholders ask government

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The Uganda Medical Association president, Dr. Obuku Ekwaru, has previously rejected the proposal, saying the Government should instead focus on improving health services

A quack (fake) doctor who has carried out 13 operations in Gov’t Hospital on...

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Security operatives are hunting for a man who has been impersonating medical doctors in Mityana Hospital. Chris Egwang has been masquerading as a senior...

Nutritional key in fighting HIV

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After testing HIV positive, Harriet Kiiza lost the will to live. She would go without food for several days. Subsequently, she lost a lot...

Residents angry as police fails to name owner of expired drugs

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Expired drugs worth over sh1.5m have been confiscated by the Police in Amuria district. The drugs were impounded in Wera Cattle Market in Wera...

HIV-positive mothers can breastfeed

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Dr Violet Nabatte, an HIV specialist at Mildmay-Uganda, says in the past when HIV care and treatment was introduced, they were sceptical about newborns...

Uganda steps up Ebola screening at Congo borders

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screening at its border points with the Democratic Republic of Congo as more Congolese refugees flock into Uganda to flee from poll-related violence. Joint health surveillance...

Take chia seeds for general body health

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“I had tried out several diet plans, combined with exercising, in a bid to lose weight. I stopped taking wheat products, meat and soda....

WHO boss hails Uganda on ebola vigilance, warns of risk

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The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed Uganda for her role in controlling the spread of the...

An Expectant mother loses baby after failing to raise Shs 100,000

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Livia Kesande a resident of Kasenda sub-county in Kabarole district was admitted at Buhinga hospital in Fort Portal was allegedly told to first pay...

Best way to consume Chia Seeds

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Fausta Aketh, a nutritionist with Internal Rescue Committee, says consumption of two tablespoonfuls in day will enable one tap into the health benefits of...

This Family Managed to get healthy babies despite having HIV

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I t never occurred to Prince Dick Kayemba and his wife, Naomi Nagujja, that they could ever have children. As an HIV-positive couple, the...

Why adults need to go for vaccination

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As an adult who completed all your childhood vaccination or were never fully immunized, you may think you are off the hook when it...

Survey finds surprising attitudes to HIV

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HIV-negative. Among the singles, 10% said they had never tested. In gender, 3% female and 7% males have never tested. Those who said they...

Best Effective Ways on How to avoid Corona Virus

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You have no handkerchief; you cannot afford toilet paper or facial tissue and you are worried about the coronavirus, no problem. Medics have advised...

New Human Body Organ discovered by scientists after 300 years

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Researchers have discovered a new organ in the human throat while scanning for prostate cancer. Quite the reach… No one was expecting to discover a...

SUCCESS: New ARV drug offers protection against AIDS for two months

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Uganda researchers are excited at the new results of a trial, which showed that an injectable ARV was highly effective in preventing HIV for...

SAD: This happens to your body when you frequently use condoms

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Condoms are being used by most people in the 21st century to prevent contracting diseases and unwanted pregnancies. They are the most powerful and efficient...

Uganda’s High rate of incest has reached worrying levels —Health ministry Officials

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Officials from the Ministry of Health are concerned about the increased cases of incest in communities, the health state minister for general duties, Sarah Opendi, has...

Makerere Student found Operating illegal clinic for 12 years

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DICK Senoga, a fifth-year student of medicine at Makerere University, was on Thursday intercepted by the Police and the State House Health Monitoring Unit...

Healthy Ministry acquires Equipment worthy shs700 in the fight against Ebola

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The health ministry has received a donation of transport equipment worth sh728m for its continued Ebola response in the country. The donation from United...

Six health centers upgraded to general hospital status

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The Government has upgraded six health centre IVs to general hospital status. The move is aimed at equipping them and strengthening their capacity...

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Andrew Mwenda narrates his own theory about the Kampala Bombings

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After reviewing the stories on mainstream media and listening to security officials talk, I am inclined to believe that yesterday’s bomb blasts were not...