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Ebola Situation Under Control – MOH ebola outbreak 1 2

Uganda has previously battled Ebola in two different occurrences, the worst being the 2000 outbreak in which 224 lives were lost and another 425 people infected. The other outbreak was in 2007 in Bundibugyo district where the country lost 37 people while the third outbreak involving three members of the same family was confirmed last week.
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Govt's Lagging Behind in Commitments to Reduce Tobacco Use public smoking 1

In just a single lungful of tobacco smoke, WHO insists that the hundreds of toxins contained in it begin damaging the lungs. This is because when smoke is inhaled, the structures that sweep mucus and dirt out of our airways are paralyzed, allowing poisons in tobacco smoke to make their way into the lungs more easily.
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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.
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New Policy on Ear, Nose and Throat Treatment in Offing health management 1 3

The policy is intended to inform strategic mechanisms to deal with challenges related to hearing, the function of the nose and the throat. This is according to Dr Stanley Bubikire, the Programme Manager Disability and Rehabilitation at the Ministry of health.
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Misconceptions, Long Distances Frustrating Epilepsy Treatment in Mityana mityana district 4 1

Taddeo Nsubuga, a psychiatric clinical officer in charge of Mityana Mental Health Clinic, says Katereggas situation wasnt strange to him as many residents are yet to understand that the epilepsy is a medical condition and resort to traditional healers to exorcise evil spirits with herbal concoctions and rituals.
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WHO Orders Mandatory Ebola Screening At Entebbe Airport 3 1 Top story

Initially, airport authorities were screening only passengers returning on flights from Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. However, according to Simon Ebachu, WHO has instructed that all passengers entering the country be screened.
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Police: Domestic Violence Leading Cause of Suicide in Aswa River Region 1

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says other incidents of suicide recorded resulted from economic hardship, trauma related to HIV, fear of responsibilities, alcoholism and mental health challenges.
07:35
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Uganda Raises Ebola Preparedness As DRC Goes to Polls hoima 1 1

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister, says they are not leaving anything to chance because the first responsibility of her ministry to protect Ugandans.
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UBTS in Drive to Collect 75,000 Units of Blood 1 5

The campaign dubbed 75,000 units in 75 days commenced in October as a way of preparing for the likely demand of blood during the festive season.
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Mosquitoes Resistant to Insecticide Treated Nets-WHO malaria 2

According to the 2018 WHO Malaria Report, studies show that mosquitoes are now resistant to the insecticides used to treat Long Lasting Mosquito Nets-LLMN.
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Antimicrobial Resistance Deaths Could Surpass Cancer Fatalities- Experts treatment 2

Antimicrobials are drugs which prevent and treat parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections. However, although the medicines are very useful in fighting off infections, they are becoming less effective due to over-prescribing by physicians, veterinarians, dentists and their misuse by farmers and agronomists.
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NDA Investigating Reports of Fake Malaria Test Kits medical device

Donna Kusemererwa, the Secretary NDA says that the authority received a claim about the kits being sold on the market and investigations are underway. She says that the results of the investigation will be released next week.
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Ebola Vaccination Kicks Off in Ntoroko District health center

A member of the vaccination task force at Karugutu Health Center who preferred anonymity said that more than 40 health workers were vaccinated at the health facility.
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Uganda Heart Institute to Halve Cost of Hypertension Treatment high blood pressure 1 4

Now Ugandans will be able to procure medication to treat and control high and low blood pressure at less than 3,800 Shillings a month. Novartis will provide drugs like Amlodipine, Flutamide and Hydrochlorothiazide, which are used to treat and control low and high blood pressure.
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Polluted Air Is Stunting Children's Brains – Report fuel oil 1 2 Top story

Exposure to contaminated air narrows blood vessels and could lead to a heart attack, chest pain, stroke, or other respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and pneumonia.
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WHO Cautions Health Workers on Infection Control jackson amone 2

It is estimated that 30 percent of ICU patients and 20 percent of women who have C-sections are exposed to new infections.
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Ministry of Health to Distribute 3108 Pieces of Cold Storage Equipment to Districts health center 1 2

The equipment is being distributed under a five year cold chain equipment optimization platform aimed at increasing the coverage of immunization across the country. Vaccines have to be kept under certain temperatures to retain their potency.
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3000 Health Workers to Benefit from Ebola Vaccination kasese 1

The health workers will be vaccinated using the Ebola Zaire vaccine. The vaccine is expected to arrive in the country today afternoon however vaccination will only start once the use of the vaccine has been approved by the Institutional Review Board-IRB.
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Multi-Drug Resistant TB Treatment Period Shortened central kampala 1 2

The treatment period has been reduced from 20 months to nine months
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Nodding Syndrome Affected Families Get Livelihood Support 1 3

Emmanuel Lapyem, the Kitgum District Education, Health and Community Based Services Secretary, says the Directorate of Projects in the Office of Prime Minister OPM released an indicative planning figure of Shillings 700 million for Kitgum to provide livelihood support to the affected families.
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