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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Rot at Jinja Hospital shocks State House health monitoring unit

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The State House health monitoring unit (HMU) has unearthed shocking rot at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. Besides the rampant theft of medical equipment worth...

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...

Mulago to start kidney transplants

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Mulago Hospital leadership has announced that the facility will be able to perform kidney transplant procedures before March. Apart from the many Ugandans who...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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

No more Septrin for HIV treatment

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According to the guidelines, people that could take or continue with Septrin are HIV-positive people newly enrolled on treatment, pregnant women and infected children below 15 years, but those above 15, not pregnant and have been on ARVs for many years, virally suppressed, have been stopped

Uganda on the road of Establishing HIV/AIDS museum

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Have you wondered how the story of HIV in Uganda might be visualised, or what the narrative, artifacts and archives of the epidemic looked...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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Gen Omar el Bashir sentenced to rot in Prison

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Former Sudan leader Gen Omar Hassan el-Bashir sentenced to 2 years term in prison for money laundering. A...

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