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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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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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