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Slum Dwellers Smoking a Mixture of Tobacco and Marijuana -Study MOH 1 1

The study which was carried out in Bwaise had a total of 422 participants aged between 18 and 30. It shows that 115 of the participants representing 51.8 per cent of the people who participated in the study use a mixture of cigarettes and marijuana- a combination locally referred to as Kibanga.
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New Study Assesses Potency of Six Monthly Injection for HIV Prevention Ministry of Health 5 1

This study will be conducted in four districts of Mityana, Masaka, Hoima and Kalangala for a period of six years. According to Dr. Flavia Matovu Kiweewa, a Researcher based at the Makerere University -Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, participants will be receiving an injection every after six months.
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Activists Appeal for More Research to Control Tobacco Use

According to the scientists, while many countries have ratified the World Health Organisation's Framework ok Tobacco Control that is supposed to reduce the use of tobacco products in the world, research shows that smoking is set to increase on the African continent by more than 10 percent.
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COVID-19: Ugandans Unaware of What Vaccines They Got Makerere University 2 1

Dr. Misaki Wayengera, a member of the National COVID-19 Task Force says health workers have reported that upon turning up for their second jabs, some cannot tell whether they were given AstraZeneca or any other of the jabs currently being given.
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Lawyers, Health Activists Say COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Are Illegal MOH 4 1

According to lawyers and health rights activists that URN spoke, vacciantion mandates that require all members of staff or visitors at the Ministry of Health or the National Medical Stores are illegal. The lawyers say no law or statutory instrument has been issued on vaccination which makes it illegal for government entities to victimize unvaccinated staff or visitors
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Health Care Providers Call For Male Involvement in Care of Children with Spina Bifida Cure Hospital 6 1

Samalie Matovu, the Executive Director Katalemwa Cheshire Home, a rehabilitation centre says that 80 percent of their clients who bring children for care are women.
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Breast Cancer in Ugandan Men 7 Times Higher Than World Average -Doc 4

While globally, only one percent of the breast cancer cases are among men, Mugisha says at the cancer institute, men accounted for seven percent of the over 500 cases of breast Cancer that they recorded last year. Worse, they were all in advanced stages which many times makes them had to treat and get cured.
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Up to 180,000 Health Workers May Have Died from COVID-19 - Report 1 Top story

That grim estimate features in a new WHO working paper based on the 3.45 million coronavirus-related deaths reported globally to the UN health agency up to May; a figure that WHO said may well be at least 60 per cent lower than the actual number of victims.
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Health Workers Asked to Embrace Covid-19 Vaccination to Curb Infections 1

To date, 120 health workers have succumbed to the COVID-19 since March 2020. The majority of the doctors died during the second wave between May and June.
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Mulago Records High Number of Pregnant Women With Rare Heart Disease

41 of the 236 women were diagnosed with PPCM, putting the prevalence of the condition at 17%. When this figure was compared with literature from elsewhere, they found the condition affects one in 1000 pregnant women in South Africa, and one in 100 in DRC and Nigeria.
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Health Ministry Embarks on Mass Treatment of Trachoma Ministry of Health 3 1

Odiirah Nansamba, a Public Relations Officer in the Ministry says that the door to door exercise that is being conducted in the Karamoja region will be extended to border parts of Kenya. Every person above five years in the household will be given the oral drug.
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Children with Sickle Cell Disease Increasingly Suffering a Stroke Ministry of Health 1

Dr. Deogratias Munube who has been working at the Mulago Sickle Cell Clinic for more than fifteen years, says currently about three in every ten children admitted daily in the Acute Care Unit have a stroke.
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Why Uganda Can’t Meet WHO's New Air Quality Measures Makerere University 5

Atuyambe says in a study whose results are expected in November, they will be able to offer some pointers on how pollution is affecting lung health in the country. For now, people are advised to avoid jogging or taking walks during peak hours when there’s highest traffic because the particulate matter is extremely high at those times, and to adopt clean cooking practices.
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Ministry of Education Concerned About Slow Response to Vaccination Exercise 2

Dennis Mugimba, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education says that although President Museveni announced the dates for reopening of tertiary schools, this could change in case the priority groups tagged on the reopening fail to embrace the vaccination exercise.
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New Study Finds Stark Differences in Hep B Virus in High, Low Endemic Districts Makerere University 3 1

Now, a team of researchers from the Makerere University College of Microbiology and Biochemistry have recommended to the government to change treatment regimens to suit the kind of virus circulating in particular areas other than giving blanket treatment guidelines, which could breed drug resistance.
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Doctors Can Determine Patients Who Will Get Severe Forms of COVID-19 3 1 Top story

Dr Hakim Sendagire, a microbiologist based at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences told URN in an interview on Tuesday morning that they have studied five laboratory tests that can be used to determine the chances of one developing critical illness and when it is right to introduce certain treatments since some COVID positives may not require any form of medicines.
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Health Workers to Access Loans at 15.5% Interest Rate Under New MOU Stanbic Bank 4 1

Speaking to journalists, Dr. Nathan Onyach, in charge of the operations of Regional and National Referral hospitals, said that like many professionals, health workers also suffered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been frequenting his office seeking approval for loans, which often come at high-interest rates.
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Hand Washing Still a Nightmare for 3 in 10 People Despite Role in Fighting COVID

On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF warns that 3 in 10 people do not have basic handwashing facilities at home to fight off infectious diseases.
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Step Up, WHO Urges as Figures Reveal 1 In 4 Adults Don’t Exercise Enough

Although WHO guidelines recommend adults should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week, and 60 minutes per day for Children and adolescents, statistics reveal that one in four adults, and four out of five adolescents, do not currently get enough physical activity.
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COVID-19 Caused Rise in TB Deaths for First Time in A Decade

New data from the UN health agency highlighted how years of global progress in tackling the preventable disease had been reversed since the pandemic overwhelmed health care systems in 2020, preventing vulnerable people from seeking help.
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