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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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Sugar, Sweets Should Become a Luxury – Health Minister

Uganda’s health ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to cut taxes on sugar confectioneries and non-alcoholic drinks. Minister of state for Planning, David Bahati, had hoped that cutting the 20 per cent excise duty on chewing gum, sweets and confectionaries would reduce the increasing sugar prices. But Health minister

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Kenya’s Health Ministry Responds to US Aid Freeze

Kenya has responded to the US Aid Freeze on health ministry activities with a promise of accountability. A Tuesday statement by Health CS Cleopa Mailu assured Kenyans that support to the procurement of life-saving essential commodities had not been affected by freeze, adding that “stock-outs or non-availability of medical supplies will

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PHOTOS: Health Ministry, US Govt Renew Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration

Uganda’s health ministry has signed a new agreement with the US government to further collaboration in training on- and research in infectious diseases. US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac said: “Proud to sign this new agreement with Uganda’s ministry of Health to expand our partnership to fight infectious diseases in Uganda.” Ambassador

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French Montana Donates $100,000 to Expand Health Centre in Iganga

American rapper, French Montana did not only visit Uganda recently to shoot his “Unforgettable” music video but also to extend help to people in need. The singer while in Uganda visited Suubi Health Centre, located in Iganga district where he interacted with patients and staff, who shared their healthcare challenges with

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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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