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Close govt health centres without latrines – Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | All government run health centres operating without latrines should close, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has intimated. During the opening of the inaugural parliamentary symposium on water and sanitation at Parliament on Friday, 15 November 2019, Kadaga said she was disgusted to learn …

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Government promises support for Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Beneficiaries of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have received good news from Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. Rugunda who met the entrepreneurs recently at his office in Kampala led by United Bank for Africa management team discussed a possible partnership with the government of Uganda. The partnership …

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Catholic institutions asked to rethink higher education approaches

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Papal nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco has challenged catholic founded institutions to rethink their way of teaching and front an ‘integral education in a fragmented world, full of contradictions.’   The Papal nuncio says that challenges stirred by development and the evolution of technology …

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Bus operators seek common bus terminal tn Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Bus Drivers and Operators’ Association wants the government to build a common Bus Terminal for all regional routes in Kampala city. They argue that consolidating bus terminals in the city will bring convenience to passengers and improve the structural organization in the city …

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Kitgum hospital hit by power outages

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kitgum General Hospital management have decried the persistent power outage experienced in the region. For months, the region has had endless power outage with Kitgum District, in particular, experiencing almost daily blackout. Bezy Omoya, the Kitgum General Hospital’s Senior Administrator says that the power blackouts …

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Gov’t probes cases of severe reaction to measles/rubella vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is investigating three cases of adverse immunization reactions following the recent Measles/Rubella immunization campaign. The cases, all from the same family, were immunized at a community vaccination post located in Kalagi.   But one of them passed away yesterday at the pediatric …

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MINISTER ACENG: Vaccines are safe, no fatalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has come out to reassure the nation that social media stories that there have been fatalities during the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunization campaign, are false. “The MR vaccine is safe and effective and does not have any fatal …

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