Health

Rising Diabetes Costs Strain Patients Amidst Insulin Price Surge

Summary: Diabetes patients face soaring costs for essential medication and care, especially with insulin prices surging. Grace Adiba ‘s story highlights the financial strain and lack of government intervention. Urgent action is needed to make treatment more affordable and accessible. KAMPALA, (Examiner) – Patients grappling with diabetes are facing an …

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Young Women Living with HIV Call for Media Accountability in HIV Reporting

Summary: Young women and adolescents living with HIV in Uganda are urging unbiased media coverage to combat misinformation and reduce new infections. Concerns were raised about underreporting of significant HIV contributors like rape and delays in investigations. They emphasize the importance of accurate parental education on sexual and reproductive rights. …

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Apac Locals Turn to Urine and ‘Enguli’ for Red Eye Cure

Summary: In a section of Apac district, residents are turning to unconventional remedies like urine and local alcoholic drink “Enguli” to treat conjunctivitis. Some claim success, but medical professionals stress the importance of seeking professional help and maintaining hand hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease, especially amid an …

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Masindi District Ranks Second in HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Bunyoro, After Hoima

Summary: Masindi District ranks second in HIV/AIDS prevalence in Bunyoro, with Hoima city highest at 6.7%, above the national average of 5.1%. Uganda AIDS Commission’s Hope Murungi highlighted the need for continued vigilance, noting 1,000 new infections weekly. The HIV/AIDS prevalence in Bunyoro’s eight districts highlights significant regional health challenges, …

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Candlelight Memorial Day Raises HIV Awareness in Hoima

Summary: Hoima hosts Candlelight Memorial Day to raise HIV awareness, with officials urging action to combat rising infection rates, especially among married couples. Uganda AIDS Commission emphasizes collaboration to end HIV by 2030. HOIMA, (Examiner) – Hoima illuminated with hope as it hosted the national Candlelight Memorial Day 2024, resonating …

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Attendants outnumber patients at Soroti Hospital

Summary: Soroti Regional Referral Hospital faces overcrowding issues due to an excess of attendants compared to patients, leading to security concerns and operational challenges. Despite past attempts to regulate attendance, political pressure and practical needs drive attendants to stay. SOROTI, (Examiner) – Soroti Regional Referral Hospital management are concerned that …

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