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Health and safety in forestry sector

Study shows that it can reduce business costs and improve productivity for Uganda’s small-scale sawmillers | ZAINABU KAKUNGULU | Over the past two decades, growing trees, mainly for timber and poles increasingly became a popular investment venture in Uganda. It is estimated that the area of forest plantations in Uganda …

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How COVAX plans to handle compensation for vaccines side effects in poor countries

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPEDNENT | The World Health Organization, the vaccines alliance GAVI and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations CEPI have launched one of the most ambitious inoculation delivery plan in history, dubbed COVAX. The plan is to ensure the poorer countries in the world are all able to receive …

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Scientists and global health experts had been expecting a new coronavirus for years

Could a universal coronavirus vaccine future-proof our response? COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  | Priya Joi | Although the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by surprise, with many still reeling at how drastically the world has changed, scientists and global health experts had been expecting something like this for years. Coronaviruses are notorious for spilling over …

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Why vaccine side effects might be more common in people who’ve already had COVID-19

Minor side effects are a normal sign that the immune system is mounting a protective response following vaccination, although they aren’t universal. COVID-19 SPECIAL FEATURE  |  Linda Geddes |  Tens of millions of people have already been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, and in the coming months, hundreds of millions more will follow. …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture Moroto, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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