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Ugandan refugees to get over 800,000 bed...

The health ministry will first conduct a needs assessment to determine which refugees required the bed nets the most.

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Dutch embassy partners with gov't on teenage...

With such high rate of child mothers, Uganda is rated among the countries with the highest teenage pregnancies in Africa.

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Video gaming addictive like crack - WHO

"The person does so much gaming that other interests and activities are ignored, including sleeping and eating."

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Marriage is (literally) good for the heart...

Compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

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Budget: Sh7,700 for every Ugandan for medicine...

“The sh276b allocation to NMS means that sh7, 722 is available for medicine per person."

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Buikwe grappling with maternal health

Preeclampsia is a condition during pregnancy where there is a sudden rise in blood pressure and swelling, mostly in the face, hands and feet.

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Cholera in Kampala: What you should know...

A source at the Mulago causality ward says the first cholera patient to be admitted at one of the isolation camps was a wife to one of the doctors.

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Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk...

Sun exposure is critical for the body's production of vitamin D, which keeps bones, teeth, and muscles healthy.

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Uganda can export cancer specialists - health...

The Uganda Cancer Institute was chosen the centre of excellence for oncology in East Africa.

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A first ever national cleaning day

"So much household waste is dumped in gutters that they constantly become blocked causing flooding during the rains."


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Mayuge farmers visit Kalangala...

The exposure visit was organised by Vegetable Oil Department Project 2 (VODP2) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.