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HIV patients dodge drugs following an acute shortage of food

HIV patients dodge drugs following an acute shortage of food

BY SANDRA BABIRYE Persons Living with HIV in rural parts of Soroti have stopped taking Anti-Retroviral Drugs following an acute shortage of food. The patients say they are afraid of the adverse effects of the drugs if taken without food. Martin Amodoi, the Soroti District ...

David Kugonza

March 15th, 2017

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WHO Lists 12 Bacteria Families That Threaten Human Health

WHO Lists 12 Bacteria Families That Threaten Human Health

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization has published a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The move is part of the agency’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines. ...

David Kugonza

March 1st, 2017

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NDA Toughens On Sale Of Expired Drugs

NDA Toughens On Sale Of Expired Drugs

By Sam Sebuliba The National Drugs Authority is set to ban all pharmacies in Uganda that do not have certificates showing drugs incinerated in a space of one year. The move comes at the time when the authority is battling with the vice of selling expired drugs that has ...

David Kugonza

February 28th, 2017

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2 Ugandan Young Women Get Infected With HIV Every hour

2 Ugandan Young Women Get Infected With HIV Every hour

By Shamim Nateebwa The HIV situation in Uganda calls for renewed and urgent action. This is after a new study revealed that every single hour, 2 young women get infected with HIV in Uganda which puts the prevalence of HIV among adolescent girls at 9.1% compared to the ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Dr. Margaret Mungerera, Former WMA President Is Dead

Dr. Margaret Mungerera, Former WMA President Is Dead

By Benjamin Jumbe Dr. Margaret Mungerera, one of Uganda’s senior consultant psychiatrist and former Womer World Medical Association President has died. Dr Mungerera the first female and first Ugandan to head the world Medical association died on Saturday morning in ...

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February 4th, 2017

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