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Alcohol linked to HIV infection rate

Alcohol linked to HIV infection rate

Did you know that taking alcohol increases your chances of contracting HIV? A study conducted by the Makerere University School of Public Health shows that the HIV prevalence rate among people who consume alcohol stands at 11%. This is way higher compared to the 6% ...

January 25th, 2013

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Experts sent to Hoima over measles outbreak

Experts sent to Hoima over measles outbreak

The ministry of health has sent a team of experts to Hoima district to handle the measles outbreak. The measles outbreak reported last week has so far killed three people with more than 300 affected. The permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr. Asuman Lukwago says ...

January 10th, 2013

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Lyantonde residents protest over garbage

Lyantonde residents protest over garbage

Residents of Lyantonde Town Council on Sunday protested over the increasing volume of rubbish in their area. The residents under the leadership of Mr Mustafa Kalule, the Lyantonde Taxi Drivers and Owners Association chairman, went around the scattering rubbish on the streets

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January 9th, 2013

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Kabale declared Marburg free

Kabale declared Marburg free

The Ministry of Health has today officially declared Kabale district Marburg free. This means that the whole district does not have any more cases of Marburg. The end of the Marburg outbreak follows the completion of 42 days of the post Marburg Surveillance countdown period.

January 3rd, 2013

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Mulago Hospital stuck with 9 months old baby

Mulago Hospital stuck with 9 months old baby

The police at Mulago Hospital are stranded with a 9 months old baby girl, after her mother passed away with no accompanying relative. 19 year old Dinavenue Namara was picked from the Old Taxi Park from where she had collapsed and rushed to Mulago Hospital, from where she ...

January 3rd, 2013

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