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Malaria outbreak feared in Kampala

Malaria outbreak feared in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five children are admitted each day in Acute Care Unit of Mulago National Referral hospital with convulsions and anemia resulting from malaria infection. Dr. Richard Idro, a Pediatrician in the Unit, says this situation is unlike weeks ago when they were registering four to five cases a week. “It’s not …

Okyenhene urges media to speak on issues of Malaria

Okyenhene urges media to speak on issues of Malaria

Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, Okyenhene and President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, has called on the media to speak out on issues that affect the environment, development and particularly health of people. He said the media may not have the power to change or formulate polices, but they have the power of the …

Use of drones in malaria fight to begin with Gasabo

Use of drones in malaria fight to begin with Gasabo

Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria. According to Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the pilot phase will begin in Gasabo District before being rolled out to other parts of the country …

How African homes impact health

The study, thought to be the first to use machine-learning to measure housingconditions in sub-Saharan Africa, has found housing qualitytransformed but the persistence of slum conditions compromise health. Medical entomologist, science prodigy, and Associate Professor of Public Health at Wits University, Fredros Okumu, was 18 years old when he was recruited as live mosquito bait as part …

New malaria vaccine effective, poses no difficulties

New malaria vaccine effective, poses no difficulties

A Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Alexander K.K. Abban, has stated that the Ministry of Health has so far not recorded any negative reaction to the new anti-malaria vaccines for children that is being piloted in some selected regions in the country. He said contrary to fears that the anti-malaria vaccines could come with some …

AMMREN Training Programmes

AMMREN Training Programmes

Training Programme! Introduction  Are you a Student Journalist, an entry level journalist or an individual who loves to write?  Do you want to improve your writing skills. This is your chance to sharpen your skills in journalistic writing and editing. African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) has a range of short courses to build your …

AMMREN Short Courses

AMMREN Short Courses

  Introduction Are you a Health Journalist? Are you a Student Journalist? Are you a Health Professional? Do you work with health related NGOs? This is your chance to sharpen your skills in journalism and health reporting. African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) has a range of short courses to build your capacity in …

AMMREN Training Programmes

AMMREN Training Programmes

Training Programme!! Introduction: Are you a health professional? Do you want to improve your communication skills with your patients? Do you want to effectively relay information to your patients? This is your chance to sharpen your skills your communication skills. African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) has a range of short courses to build …