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Over 11,000 Cases of Malaria Recorded in Bunyangabu in 2019 mosquito nets 1

Dr. Richard Obeti, the acting District Health Officer, says that more than 1000 of the 11,714 malaria cases were expectant mothers.
15:26
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The Changing Face of Makerere University Hospital government 5 4 Top story

Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage. All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
17:11
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Gulu Regional Blood Bank Struggling to Raise Enough Blood blood transfusion 3 1 Top story

Dr. Sam Uringtho, the Director of Gulu Regional Blood Bank told URN in an interview that they are raising little blood because of the low turn up of blood donors. According to Uringtho, majority of their donors are secondary school students but because of high demand for blood, what they donate is not enough.
15:38
15:38

Malaria Outbreak Feared in Kampala blood transfusion

Dr. Richard Idro, a Pediatrician in the Unit, says this situation is unlike weeks ago when they were registering four to five cases a week.
16:55
16:55

Algeria Declared Malaria-Free By World Health Organisation mauritius

The certification by the World Health Organisation is granted when a country proves beyond a reasonable doubt, that it has interrupted the chain of indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Records indicate that Algeria last reported its last case of indigenous malaria in 2013.
14:45
14:45

Buvuma Health Centers Hit by Malaria Drug Stockout buvuma district 5 1

Vincent Mawerere, the Officer in Charge of Busamuzi Health Center 3, says malaria drugs ran out of stock two weeks ago
12:38
12:38

CDC Results Link Mubende ‘Strange Disease' to Malaria ministry of health 1

Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, notes that findings from the CDC laboratories indicate that the samples tested negative to homorganic fevers with three testing positive for Plasmodium falciparum, a germ known for causing malaria.
18:02
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Museveni Offers UGX 350B to Fight Malaria 3 1 Top story

President Yoweri Museveni this afternoon confirmed that government will provide 350 billion Shillings for spraying houses across the country to fight Malaria.
07:32
07:32

US President's Malaria Initiative Approves UGX 108b for Uganda

The money according to the statement will support the intervention areas of entomological monitoring and insecticide resistance management. The funds are to be used to further promote proven interventions such as Indoor Residual Spraying and of Insecticide Treated Nets ITNS
19:03
19:03

New Nets Designed to Tackle Mosquito Insecticide Resistance malaria

The nets are one of the new approaches to meet the growing mosquito resistance to existing insecticides, particularly pyrethroids that are used to treat nets.
15:58
15:58

Three Held for Selling Govt Mosquito Nets in Kisoro malaria

The nets were given out as part of a drive to distribute up to 24 million mosquito nets countrywide in a bid to reduce malaria prevalence in the country. The preventable disease is the leading cause of death among Ugandans accounting for over 27 percent of lives lost annually, according to 2016 statistics by Malaria Control Programme.
10:27
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Malaria No Longer Leading Killer in Sub-Saharan Africa -WHO malaria control

In Uganda, the prevalence of Malaria drastically reduced from 42 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2015 thanks to Insecticide residual spraying and persistent use of insecticide treated nets. The figures are based on the Uganda Malaria indicator survey 2015. The country loses an estimated 100,000 people to Malaria every year.
15:56
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HIV/AIDS Activists Caution Against Celebrating Reduction in Infections arvs 3

Immaculate Omugisha, an HIV advocate with Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV- UGANET says HIV/AIDS was not prioritized. She says in order to have a meaningful campaign on the scourge; government should have provided specific funding for testing and treating all those found positive.
12:47
12:47

Gulu Registers Drop in Malaria Cases iraq

Moses Oguti, the Regional Technical Officer Communication for Healthy Communities, says through the platform religious leaders are encouraged to include malaria prevention tips in their sermons. At least 600 people succumbed to Malaria in Northern Uganda last year. More than one million cases were recorded in the region from July to December.
18:23
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Study: Health Workers Fail To Adhere To New Malaria Treatment Guidelines malaria consortium 1 3

Dr. Godfrey Magumba, the Executive director for Malaria Consortium, says the failure to adhere to the guidelines has increased cases of severe malaria leading to deaths and forms of disability especially in children such as epilepsy.
14:53
14:53

Malaria Causing Mosquitoes Now Resistant to Insecticides - Report malaria infection 1 1

The prevalence of Malaria had drastically reduced in Uganda from 42 in 2009 to 19 percent in 2015 with Insecticide residual spraying and long-lasting insecticide treated nets credited as the major intervention strategies that reversed malaria transmission. This was based on the Uganda Malaria indicator survey released last year.
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10:08

Northern Uganda Records 658 Malaria Deaths 1

The Health Ministry spokesperson, Rukia Nakamatte, says the ministry has also delivered medicines including the second line anti-malaria drugs for severe cases in an attempt to ensure effective treatment.
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Malaria Still Kills More Children Says Report 3 1

A new report says malaria remains the leading child killer disease in the country.
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Museveni Directs on Indoor Spraying Against Malaria

President Yoweri Museveni has directed district leaders in Apac to embark on indoor residual spraying and distribution of mosquito nets in a bid to control the surging malaria cases.
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Study Fronts Rapid Tests In Malaria Diagnosis.

A new study says introduction of rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops could improve diagnosis of malaria.
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