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UGANDA SECURES MALARIA VACCINE ALLOCATION FROM GAVI

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: THURSDAY, JULY 06, 2023 Uganda is among twelve countries across different regions in Africa that are set to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the vaccine alliance, GAVI, have announced in a …

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MORE KIDNEY PATIENTS FLOCK TO LIRA REGIONAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL FOR DIALYSIS

BY MARKO TAIBOT LIRA CITY: Monday, June 12, 2023 Lira regional referral Hospital is receiving a growing number of Kidney patience that require dialysis. It is the only facility that is managing dialysis in the Northern region. Lira Regional Referral Hospital through the help of Kiruddu National Referral Hospital has established …

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ADJUMANI GETS INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WORTH SHS1.6 BILLION

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023 Adjumani district local government launched the construction of a sh1.6 billion Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to handle critical conditions under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Projects (DRDIP). Stephen Okomi, the chairperson Community Procurement Management Committee (CPMC) of Forua village in Adjumani town …

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UGANDA AMONG FIVE COUNTRIES WITH HIGHEST TB TREATMENT COVERAGE-WHO

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 Uganda is one of the five countries with the highest level of treatment coverage for tuberculosis (TB), the World Health Organisation has confirmed in its latest report. It joins China, Bangaladesh, Brazil and Zambia in that small league of countries to have …

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH INTRODUCES ADDITIONAL VACCINE DOSES FOR INFANTS

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 The ministry of health has introduced additional doses of vaccines for infants to be included in the routine immunization programs. The Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine, said starting this October the additional doses will include Hepatitis B dose at birth and injectable …

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO START INDOOR RESIDUAL SPRAYING IN WEST NILE

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 The ministry of health has set aside $26million (about sh93b) to start indoor residual spraying in the west Nile sub-region this month. According to records from the Ministry of Health, West Nile has a high malaria transmission with 80% of people with fever …

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INFORMATION SHARING KEY TO FIGHTING MULTIDRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN ADJUMANI-HENRY LULU

BY MARKO TAIBOT ADJUMANI: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 The Adjumani district’s assistant health officer, Henry Lulu, has advised that the approach of identifying and diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) must be changed from people waiting to first fall sick to a deliberate information sharing and sensitization of the masses if the district …

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MEMPRO TIPS ARUA JOURNALISTS ON REPORTING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 The training focusing on gender sensitive reporting of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) brought together 20 journalists, media personalities and social media influencers from Arua City and Terego district. “Usually after such trainings, things that you had been taking for granted …

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