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WHO on nodding disease victims

WHO on nodding disease victims

The World health organization has opposed the manner in which at least 25 children affected by nodding disease were transferred from Kitgum to Kampala. The Kitgum district Woman Mp Beatrice Anywar is reported to have transported the 25 children in a bus to Mulago Hospital, ...

March 5th, 2012

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Measles outbreak in Namayingo District

Measles outbreak in Namayingo District

Over 200 cases of measles have been registered in Namayingo district since November last year. Dr. James Magoola the District Health Officer says most of the cases have been registered in the Sigulu islands, where parents have ignored routine immunization of their children. ...

March 1st, 2012

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The growing threat of Leukemia

The growing threat of Leukemia

Leukemia is one of the most deadly cancers that affect children. Also known as cancer of the blood, it accounts for 40% of the cases of cancer reported among children at Mulago Hospital. As I enter the children’s ward for cancer, my attention is first drawn to a 14 year old ...

February 21st, 2012

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Cases of kidney disease in children on the rise

Doctors say that we can live quite well with only one kidney, and some people live a healthy life even when born with one missing. But while bones can break and muscles can waste away without causing a major risk to life, if both of your kidneys fail, as happens in end stage

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February 7th, 2012

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A swollen neck has left him jobless

A swollen neck has left him jobless

Seven years ago, 48-year-old Joram Tusiime noticed a small swelling on the right side of his neck, but since it was not painful, he did not go to the hospital to check it out. “The swelling was very small and I didn’t have money to go to the hospital to check it out since it

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February 7th, 2012

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