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Government of Uganda launches New Drinking Water Technology

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Kampala – 28/09/2017- The Government of Uganda in collaboration with Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) and Vestergaard have launched a new drinking water technology dubbed “LifeStraw” that ensures access to safe drinking water for families, communities and schools. LifeStraw is an instant microbiological water purifier that treats water at the…

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Uganda holds 2nd National Family Planning Conference

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Kampala – 26/09/2017 - The Ministry of Health in collaboration with UNFPA and other Development Partners hosted the 2nd National Family Planning Conference under the theme “Universal Access to Family Planning for Healthier and Empowered Communities towards Social and Economic Development” to enable stakeholders share progress on achievements and renew…

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Revised Uganda Clinical Guidelines and Essential Medicines Supply List Launched

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Kampala – 12/09/2017- Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng launched the revised and updated edition of Uganda Clinical Guidelines and the Essential Medicines Supply List for management of common diseases and conditions in Uganda. The guidelines profiles all common conditions while providing most cost-effective and affordable treatment, while…

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Merck Foundation Reaffirms Commitment to Support Uganda’s Health Sector

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Kampala- 27/08/2017- The Government of Uganda has received support from Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck Group, in terms of capacity building with special focus on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, infertility and cancer. This commitment was re-echoed during a visit to Uganda by the CEO, Merck Foundation,…

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UGANDA RENEWS COMMITMENT TO BETTER BREASTFEEDING PRACTICES - WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2017

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Kampala - 09/08/2017- Uganda joined the rest of the World to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week under the theme “Sustaining Breastfeeding Week Together for a Healthy Nation”, an annual event that takes place between August 1 and August 7. During the commemoration event, State Minister for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce…

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LLIN CAMPAIGN HITS CENTRAL REGION

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Masaka – 05/08/2017- The Vice President of Uganda, His Excellency, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi launched the Long-Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets (LLIN) campaign for Central Region at Kyanamukaka Sub County in Masaka district. Under this wave, a total of 400,000 nets were distributed protecting approximately 1,600,000 people in the region. H.E, Ssekandi…

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LLIN CAMPAIGN ROLLED OUT IN 20 DISTRICTS IN WESTERN UGANDA

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Ibanda - 22/07/2017- Ministry of Health has rolled out wave 4a of the Long Lasting Insecticide mosquito Net (LLIN) Campaign in 20 districts in Western Uganda. In this wave, a total of 4,488,874 nets were distributed protecting 8,193,076 people. The districts covered in this wave are; Bushenyi, Hoima, Ibanda, Kabale,…

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UGANDA RENEWS COMMITMENT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES

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London- 11/07/2017 - Policymakers, donors and advocates from around the world gathered at the Family Planning Summit in London, UK, to discuss the 2020 agenda. Top on the list is devising means of reaching the Family Planning goals by 2020, and ensure that more women and girls around the world…

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE EYE HEALTH PROJECT

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Mubende – 20/06/2017 – The Ministry of Health has launched Mubende Eye Health Project under the campaign “Seeing is Believing” aimed to reduce the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment. The 4-year comprehensive eye care project in the four districts of Mubende, Mityana, Kyankwanzi and Kiboga. During the launch, Minister of…

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Childhood bullying anxiety declines over time, study says

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Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decreases over time, showing that children are able to recover, a study suggests. The University College London study of 11,000 twins found anxiety problems were still present two years on, but had disappeared after five years. It said minimising the effects of bullying…

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First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

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Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid agencies and donors have made…

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The headache that changed my life

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Four years ago David Baldwin woke up with a crippling headache that has completely changed his life. David, from Ross-shire, can no longer sit up or walk without experiencing excruciating pain and he must avoid laughing or sneezing because they are a risk to his health. The 37-year-old is one…

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Discovery of a new fusion gene class may affect the development of cancer

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A fusion gene occurs when a chromosomal break brings two separate genes together into a new functioning gene. So far, the research has focused on protein-coded fusion genes. However, human genes consist not only of protein-coded components but also of components that lack this ability. The latter have not attracted…

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