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NO EBOLA: Suspected Patient Tests Ebola, Marburg Negative

Uganda’s health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have said there is no Ebola outbreak in Uganda, allaying fears that had emerged after a suspect’s blood samples were sent to Kampala. At the weekend, a woman was transferred from Adjumani hospital to St Mary’s Hospital Lacor and her blood samples

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PHOTOS: Carol Atuhirwe’s Body Arrives at Entebbe Ahead of Burial

The body of Ugandan cancer patient Carol Atuhirwe has arrived in Uganda this afternoon (Monday, June 5th 2017). Atuhirwe who has been in India for close to a year died on Thursday at Narayana Hospital, in Bangalore, India where she had been admitted. She died of cancer of the throat which she

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Blood Sample of Suspected Ebola Patient Sent to Mulago, Patient Isolated

A blood sample of a suspected Ebola patient has been sent to Mulago National Referral Hospital, in Uganda’s capital Kampala. The sample has been taken from a woman from Adjumani in West Nile, currently isolated St Mary's Hospital Lacor. The woman had been transferred from Adjumani hospital on May 31 after showing

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Grief and Anger as Cancer Patient Carol Atuhirwe Dies

Cancer Patient Carol Atuhirwe who won sympathy from and United Ugandans in 2016 has passed on. Atuhirwe succumbed to cancer on Thursday night in India where he had travelled for treatment. In 2016, Atuhaire brought Ugandans together in a fundraising campaign dubbed #SaveCarol where people from different divides joined hands to raise

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US Gives Tanzania $526 Million HIV/Aids Support

US government has renewed its support to Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV/Aids infections in the FY 2017-18. The fund is worth $526m (about TShs 1.2tn). The Communication Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation on Monday issued a statement, announcing that the support will help in HIV testing

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Norvik Hospital on the Spot Over Sexually Abused Patient

A former patient of Norvik Hospital has dragged the hospital to court, seeking compensation of Shs 300 million over sexual abuse by a lab technician. Sharon Nalule claims she was abused by one of Norvik hospital’s lab technicians when she had gone to meet Dr. Simon Nuwagaba, a gynecologist at the

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WHO Travel Costs ‘Outstrip’ Disease Budget

The World Health Organization spent about $200m in 2015 and 2016 on travel, a figure that far exceeds what it spends on public health problems such as AIDS, the Associated Press (AP) news agency has reported. Citing internal documents, AP reported on Sunday that the UN health agency is struggling to

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EBOLA: Rwanda Sets Tough Rules for Travellers after DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

Following recent reports of Ebola outbreak in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda’s health ministry has started screening passengers for temperature at her border posts with the DR Congo in Rubavu and Rusizi districts. A statement by the

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Why KCCA Has Closed Shoprite Supermarket’s Meat section

The meat section of Shoprite Supermarket at Lugogo Mall has been closed by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The closure, which KCCA says is a temporary suspension, came on the heels of an off the cuff inspection at the supermarket. KCCA health officials visited the supermarket's cold room, processing room and the shelves. The

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