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Uganda Celebrates African Vaccination Week

World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) has launched the 7th African Vaccination Week (AVW), to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in reducing child mortality and renew efforts around universal vaccination coverage. Vaccination can save children’s lives, and keep adults, communities and nations, healthy. One in

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Uganda Rolls Out Activities to Mark Africa Vaccination Week

World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) has launched the 7th African Vaccination Week (AVW) to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in reducing child mortality and renew efforts around universal vaccination coverage. Vaccination can save children’s lives, and keep adults, communities and nations, healthy. One in five

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Malaria Vaccine to be Rolled out in Kenya

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will roll out RTS,S or Mosquirix, the world’s first malaria vaccine, in three African countries of Kenya Ghana and Malawi. The roll out of the vaccine developed by British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative is expected in 2018. It will be administered

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Ministers, MPs Advised to Find Time and Exercise

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has advised MPs to find time for engaging in physical exercises for better health. Oulanyah gave the advice while officiating at the opening event of the Health Camp aimed at testing ministers and members of parliament for non-communicable diseases at Parliament on Wednesday. Over

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MP Beatrice Anywar Seeks Shs 14m for Treatment in India

Doctors have referred Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar to India for further treatment about a month since she was involved in an accident at Patiko in Lamwo district. MP Anywar has been receiving treatment at Case Clinic in Kampala but doctors have recommended that the specialised medics in India

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Teddy Cheeye Speaks Out On His Prison Life, Stings Museveni

Former firebrand journalist and former Director of Economic Monitoring in the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Teddy Seezi Cheeye has spoken out on his prison life, the current politics and his plans. Cheeye, the former editor of corruption-exposing Uganda Confidential newsletter, was released on March 3, after serving seven years in Luzira

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Experts Say Mosquitoes Have Become Resistant to Insecticides; Gov’t Continues Distributing Nets

While a campaign to distribute 24 million mosquito nets continues across Uganda, a new study has revealed that mosquitoes have become resistant to insecticides used in nets. Conducted by the National Control Programme Operational Research Desk, the findings of the study indicate that the chemicals used in the nets are no

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