Friday,August 23,2019 13:36 PM


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WHO to get new Director General

The new WHO director general will replace Dr Margaret Chan.

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Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia...

WHO put the number of deaths since the beginning of the year from the epidemic at 524, while the UN humanitarian agency OCHA said 533 people had died....

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Two billion people drinking contaminated...

"Today, almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid...

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Treaty slows global tobacco use by 2.5% -...

Tobacco consumption is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world, claiming nearly six million lives annually.

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Breaking the WHO’s glass ceiling

This year, the World Health Organization will elect a new Director-General.

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Migraine sufferers 'at higher surgery stroke...

Migraine, more common in women, is characterised by a severe headache often associated with disturbed vision.

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Malaria deaths on the rise- WHO report

However, the Health Ministry’s Acting Director General, Prof.Anthony Mbonye attributed the ugly statistic to an outbreak that occurred during the period...

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Modern life, bad habits: Africa faces deadly...

Nairobi, the biggest city in East Africa, is typical of the increasingly urban lifestyle in developing countries on the continent.

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Malaria funding to the region drops by over...

Funding to the East and Southern Africa according to the 2016 World Malaria Report has since 2010 reduced from US$156m to US$150 in 2015.

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Blood Bank appeals for more blood donation...

Nassuuna said that WHO recommends that a country collects at least one percent blood units of its total population.


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Fighting human trafficking in Uganda...

It explains why in 2000 the United National General Assembly adopted a Palermo Protocol that allows each country to fight the various forms of trafficking in their country.