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As Need Rises, Palliative Care Services Remain Insufficient in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealthHuman RightsPolitics

Uganda’s health budget isn’t providing enough for palliative care, resulting in a shortage of much-needed pain relievers and other services. Local organizations are stepping in, but health workers say that without the funding, they are only able to serve a fraction of the thousands of patients in need.

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Study Finds Contaminated Holy Water at Famous Ugandan Shrine, Not So Believers Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthReligion

Many people in Uganda believe that holy water heals illnesses, and drink it without boiling it first. But it might be what’s causing the problem in the first place.

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Drying Maize on the Ground Increases Health Risks and Decreases Exports in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureHealth

In Uganda, farmers often dry their maize crop directly on the ground, which is cheaper than buying cloth to spread them on. But the practice increases the risk of disease-causing aflatoxins and could decrease maize exports if levels exceed international standards.

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Fake and Missing Drugs ‘Frustrate Government’s Effort’ To Combat Malaria in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessDiseaseHealth

Theft of anti-malarial drugs is a huge problem in Uganda, causing a shortage of medication that is sorely needed to treat the disease. Counterfeit drugs often fill the void, despite government efforts to address the problem.

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Traditional Healers Don’t Want Their Herbs Regulated, Citing Risk to Intellectual Property

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegal Rights

In Uganda, a bill proposed by the government aims to regulate herbs used in traditional medicine. Some say the bill will help curb fraud, but traditional healers are more concerned about protecting their knowledge.

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Handmade Soap Keeps Malaria-Carrying Mosquitos Away in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

In Uganda, where malaria is an enduring problem, a young woman came up with a formula for soap that repels mosquitos.

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Despite Outbreak, Uganda’s Latest Cholera Containment Effort Is Unpopular, Unenforced

Region: Uganda

Topics: DiseaseHealth

Ugandan officials have banned the sale of homemade food and drinks in an effort to contain a recent cholera outbreak. The ban hasn’t stopped street vendors – will it stop the disease?

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Kampala Clinic Offers Hair Transplants for Balding Ugandans

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

In a country where residents sport a dazzling array of hairstyles, what’s a balding Ugandan to do? One clinic in Kampala offers a new solution: hair transplants.

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Myths and Misinformation Hinder Male Circumcision Campaign in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

The World Health Organization has recommended safe male circumcision, to help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Uganda has implemented a program to encourage the operation and advertise its benefits – so why is the program still struggling to meet its goals?

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Refugees in Ugandan Camp Using Drawing and Drama to Heal Trauma

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Migration

The Nakivale Refugee Settlement is home to more than 94,000 refugees, many of whom experienced trauma before they escaped from conflicts in nearby countries. The camp’s only entrepreneur network, Opportunigee, is now behind new programs using art therapy to help transform the lives of refugees, especially children.

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