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5,000 police officers in Kampala dodge Covid-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 5,000 police officers in the Kampala Metropolitan area have dodged the covid-19 vaccination.  In March, the police launched the Covid-19 vaccination of its personnel at an event that was presided over by Chief of Joint Security –CJS Maj Gen Jack Bakasumba at Naguru …

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CEHURD probes how Mukono stillborn ended up in placenta pit

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Center for Health, Human Rights and Development-CEHURD, a non-government organization fighting for social justice, has started investigating a case involving a baby that was allegedly thrown in a placenta pit in Mukono. The organization has written to the management of Mukono General Hospital following a  …

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Medical interns start strike over working conditions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Medical Interns have laid down their tools in protest of the government’s failure to improve their welfare. The interns under their umbrella body; the Federation for Uganda Medical Interns (FUMI), want the government to increase their allowances from 960,000 to three million Shillings and provide …

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VHTs storm Amuru RDC’s office over training allowances

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of the Lamogi Sub-County Village Health Teams – VHT have petitioned the Amuru Resident District Commissioner Geoffrey Osborn Oceng over irregularities in payments for the ongoing COVID-19 home-based care training. The district health department rolled out training of 29 VHTs in home-based care for …

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