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Government installs first CT Machine in Northern Uganda

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Health has installed the first Computed Tomography (CT) scan machine in Northern Uganda at St. John XXIII hospital Aber in Oyam District valued at Shillings 1.3 Billion. The CT machine will serve the people of Lango, Acholi, Teso …

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COVID-19: Namibia’s hospitals full

Windhoek, Namibia | XINHUA |   Namibia’s hospitals are full to capacity, the health ministry said on Saturday as the southern African nation battles a surge in COVID-19 cases. “The numbers of new cases are progressively increasing on a daily basis especially in Windhoek residential areas,” a statement from the ministry …

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US renews AIDS relief support to Uganda

PEPFAR has invested more than $4 billion in Uganda alone, and more than $90 billion worldwide, over the past 18 years to save more than 19 million lives. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDNENT |  A record 18th U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operation Plan for Uganda has …

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More than 500 newborn deaths registered in Gulu

  Newborn deaths in the country stand at 43 children per 1,000 live births Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health authorities in Gulu district have raised concern over the high number of perinatal deaths commonly known as stillbirths over the past twelve months. A stillbirth is the birth of an infant …

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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine supply crunch

It adds to risk of COVID-19 resurgence With Africa-bound COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India delayed for the foreseeable future, slow vaccine rollouts and new variants making inroads, the risk of a new wave of infections in Africa remains high. Delays and shortages of vaccine supplies are …

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